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Old 10-01-2012, 03:42 PM   #1
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I was just thinking of starting a saltwater tank. This would be my first should I start small with a nano tank or go Slightly larger.
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:25 PM   #2
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I stared with a 20 gallon, I say start small like a 20 gallon, its easy with the keep up and less expensive. Then once you got the hobby down go bigger. Good luck
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I stared with a 20 gallon, I say start small like a 20 gallon, its easy with the keep up and less expensive. Then once you got the hobby down go bigger. Good luck
I don't have a lot of money but I think if I am going to start small I would go about 2-5 gallon. Would you Recommend this
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I don't have a lot of money but I think if I am going to start small I would go about 2-5 gallon. Would you Recommend this
Ok if you do a 2-5 gallon tank that would be cheap, but you would only be able to add one fish, one fish per 5 gallons is the rule. That would be a stared tank for sure.
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Ok if you do a 2-5 gallon tank that would be cheap, but you would only be able to add one fish, one fish per 5 gallons is the rule. That would be a stared tank for sure.
It really depends on the fish. It's really hard to maintain specific gravity and sometimes temperature in a small tank, and you're going to be limited in your selection of fish. The only ones I can think of in a tank that small are going to be something like clown gobies.

I think you would be more successful if you went for a 20 to 30 gallon tank. Look on liveaquaria.com and see if you're even interested in any of the fish suitable in a small tank. Other than that, you could do something with shrimp and / or a porcelain crab.
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Ok thanks

I was also considering that once I do start the small tank it would allow me to have a small Quarantine tank for sick fish and new ones before I add to the large tank.

And do you recommend building your own sump and skimmer or purchasing pre made the first time.
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