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Old 09-21-2010, 02:36 AM   #1
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I wanted to kinda dip in SW

clown fish w/ fish tank and light,filter, and pump

I hate you guys. I wanted to kinda dip in SW and of course found the above link. I still say i like FW beter but that dosent mean i cant enjoy sw too.

The only question i have is a good place ot buy a powerhead and i dont know what salt to mix with. Preferably something i can get at petco. Eventually i will get a good light to start doing corals.
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ET, I think you should go a little bigger then a 10 g. It will cost about the same and be allot easier on you.
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Not sure what is in your area as far as a local fish shop but the bigger chain stores like Petco and Petsmart have good deals on filters and powerheads, they also have sales on salt mix from time to time. A ten gallon is ok but I agree with thincat going with a little bigger tank, with a bigger tank is easier to stabilize the water parameters.

Is this your first experience with salt water?
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Well the LR is a good deal...

You might want to start by reading this...

Stock list and tips for maintaining your SW tank
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Old 09-21-2010, 02:47 PM   #5
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ET, I think you should go a little bigger then a 10 g. It will cost about the same and be allot easier on you.
Think so? I will see what i can fit in my room atm and see how big i can go.

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Not sure what is in your area as far as a local fish shop but the bigger chain stores like Petco and Petsmart have good deals on filters and powerheads, they also have sales on salt mix from time to time. A ten gallon is ok but I agree with thincat going with a little bigger tank, with a bigger tank is easier to stabilize the water parameters.

Is this your first experience with salt water?
Ya, i have cared for SW tanks before but this would be the first time owning 1. I am experienced with alot of the more difficult species in FW, especially the oddballs, and even breeding some of them. I have a couple of really good lfs here.

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Well the LR is a good deal...

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Stock list and tips for maintaining your SW tank
Ya, i have read it before and i will read it again. I thought maybe this was a good deal but now that i think about it since it is just a ordinary 10g maybe its not.

Any tips for just starting guys and what size tank to go with?
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Bob Fenner says to start with at lease a 40g, But allot of people are having good luck with tanks as small as 29g for their first tank. Just don't get a tall tank as the area of surface is important for gas exchange.
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Bob Fenner says to start with at lease a 40g, But allot of people are having good luck with tanks as small as 29g for their first tank. Just don't get a tall tank as the area of surface is important for gas exchange.
Ok, well from what i am looking at it will have to be something like a 20g tall or maybe a 29g. So i need to get some things sorted out for my reps then i will see were i am gonna put it.
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MOVE into larger quarters and start with a 55.
If you can'd do that then go for the largest tank that will fit.
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