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Old 11-12-2011, 02:53 PM   #1
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is a 10gal sw possible? worth it?

hey folks,

i just set up my new 10gal & i'm currently cycling. the plan was to do a community but before i stock, i just wanna ask - is a 10gal possible for a sweet little sw?

i figured maybe a clown & a goby w/ a centerpiece of liverock / corals & a few shrimps..?

i am cycling w/ a 20gal hang-on filter but i have a 55gal biowheel hang-on that i can use if possible or if worth doing.

let me know if i should empty this bad boy

& if anyone has advice or links to info, it's always appreciated

thanks yall
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Old 11-12-2011, 02:55 PM   #2
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It can definitely work. But, if the filter has been in freshwater, none of the bacteria will be able to survive, so you'd have to start fresh with a live rock cycle.

IMO your stock sounds fine. I would get 10-15 lbs of live rock. If you wanted corals I would recommended a T5HO fixture or LEDs.
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sweeeet. thanks bruins.

now should i just get new filter pads, keep the water in (its from my 55gal african tank) & add marine salt / live rock?

or should i empty it & get the water that my local SW shop sells w/ their fish?

& lastly, do i need live sand or is a bagged sand cool? i have to do a bunch of research before i start but this will help to at least get my cycle started & rock / corals in

i'm insanely stoked!!

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The clowns need 20 gallons min tank size
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Maybe look at firefish with a goby and some shrimp. Add the correct lights and you could go with a mushroom and some other coral frags.
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Old 11-12-2011, 03:22 PM   #6
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how about a trigger? i assume not but why not ask lol

any more fish suggestions? not a huge fan of the firefish

i dig blennys & gobys a lot but i figure i should get one or the other & then a fish that likes to swim around a lot

and then shrimp of course
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Def not on the trigger. Go onto liveaquaria.com then tap marine fish and then tap nano fish. Make sure to put in the filter for 10 gallons. That should give you some ideas.

Another idea would be to do a dwarf seahorse tank. But you would have to cycle really well.

http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/a...c=15+2124&qv=0
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thank you very much!!

gonna peep it now!!

i'm so stoked!!!
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I have a feeling you will like this guy...
http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...43&pcatid=3043
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