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Old 04-11-2004, 12:52 PM   #1
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i want to start a salt/w tank

I want to start a salt water tank and was wondering if a one gallon tank would do the trick for any type of species I thought of introducing a damsel into a 1 gallon salt water tank but decided that i should do some reaserch for now a wait.

Is a 1 gallon tank going to cut it for any species?
What type of species shpould i start off with?
what type of temprate water should i introduce into a 1 gallon or if i should even try something like this?
Will my tank be overcrowded with just 1 type of fish in it?
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Old 04-11-2004, 12:56 PM   #2
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i dont care if it is invertabre or an urchin any type of saltwater animal.
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Maybe a hemit crab or snail, but thats too small for any fish imo.
Why not a 10 gallon? They are not expensive.
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Is this going to be your first SW tank? If it is, I would also strongly suggest at least a 10 gallon. SW critters are typically much more sensative to water quality parameters and for the tank to be healthy the water parameters need to be stable. In a 1 gallon tank I would think it would require a fair deal of dicipline and experience.

If you have that experience and still want to go with a 1 gallon, then I would second QS's comments that really no fish would fit a 1 gallon system. I would say probably a few hermit or some snails and a little LR. You can have many interesting life forms simply on a piece of LR.
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If i were to get a ten gallon tank what would be a good hrdy introducing species to put in it?
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Old 04-11-2004, 07:17 PM   #6
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well for a 10 gallon tank, if you're talking fish, you'll want to get something that won't get more than an inch or two full grown. That doesn't leave a lot. Most of the damsels are pretty hardy and I don't believe they get more than a couple inches full grown (at least i've never seen any).

What kind of plan do you have for setting up the tank? location, substrate, filtration, lighting, test kits, salt, etc? We'd be happy to help you plan out your tank.
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what about introducing a live rock or a coral into a 1 gallon tank. or a star and a live rock. just building a reef tank would be preety cool does a coral need fish to survive?
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