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Old 04-18-2005, 01:49 AM   #1
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Idea for a 10 gal tank???

any ideas for a 10 gal tank i picked up today. I bought a whisper filter for it.
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umm you can put fish in it
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Old 04-18-2005, 11:02 AM   #3
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Get some LR and use the whisper as a refugium. Get a nice light fixture and have some cool corals

I run a 2x32 watt PC fixture on my 10 gal and use a whisper as a fuge
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I wouldn't make it a SW tank b/c of its size.
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With something that small just go freshwater, making it SW is a waste of time.
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With something that small just go freshwater, making it SW is a waste of time.
Why do people still say this? Ever heard of nano-tanks? Not everyone can afford or have the room for a 200 gallon reef tank.

For some stocking ideas http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/s...fm?pCatId=2124

I like ellisz idea. You can have a beautiful sw tank in a 10 gallon. Heck, I've seen it done in a 2.5
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Old 04-18-2005, 11:29 AM   #7
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I built and base and canopy ofr my 10 gal, sort of similar to the 5 gal mini-bow(which I also have set up as salt water). I would never do anything but saltwater.

With a 10 gal, you will be limited on your fish selection but only limited on corals by your light selection.

There was a post about 2 weeks ago that had a killer 10 gal. Mine is just for frags but many do them for a full blown reef.
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If you've never done SW though, I don't recommend a tank that small. Unstable due to water volume, can make for a huge headache for a SW newbie.

Nano's are often considered 'a new challenge' for experienced reefers.
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With something that small just go freshwater, making it SW is a waste of time.
Why do people still say this? Ever heard of nano-tanks? Not everyone can afford or have the room for a 200 gallon reef tank.

For some stocking ideas http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/s...fm?pCatId=2124

I like ellisz idea. You can have a beautiful sw tank in a 10 gallon. Heck, I've seen it done in a 2.5
As far as fish go 10 gallons is way to small.
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2)Rainbow Sharks
1)Clown Knife
1)Raphael Catfish
1)Teacup Stingray

55g SW
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1)Fox Face Rabbitfish
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