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Old 09-29-2013, 12:11 AM   #11
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What do you suggest for the 10 gal?
A few kinds of nano fish and gobies that's about it.
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What do you suggest for the 10 gal?
Here's the nano section at LiveAquaria:
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I'd recommend absolutely no more than 2 nano fish in a 10g - something like a goby & a firefish.
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Here's the nano section at LiveAquaria:
Nano Fish

I'd recommend absolutely no more than 2 nano fish in a 10g - something like a goby & a firefish.
you know, that is about what I thought.. it is amazing what you are told at the LFS..

One said 5 fish MAX

one said MAX of 5 inches of fish (full grown)

I will do research prior to buying anything

One also mentioned Turbo Snails?

Do I need some sort of clean up crew?

We thought the 10 gal is the lower cost to get running and try out (being less of everything) then turning my 50 FW into SW (which still has tenants)
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you know, that is about what I thought.. it is amazing what you are told at the LFS..

One said 5 fish MAX

one said MAX of 5 inches of fish (full grown)

I will do research prior to buying anything
At least you know enough to sniff out the BS..... You're off to a great start right there.


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One also mentioned Turbo Snails?

Do I need some sort of clean up crew?
You could go with a turbo or two, but they can get quite large, and will probably look way out of place in a 10g. Personally, I'd probably go with a couple/few cerith snails, and definitely a nassarius. The ceriths stay smaller, and have decent appetite for their size. The nassarius snails are just cool, especially at feeding time, and both they & the ceriths bury themselves in the sand, which gives you some stirring action.

As far as other CUC, you could go with a couple of peppermint or sexy shrimp for some neat variety. Skunk cleaners are neat, but again.... they can get quite large & would look monstrous in a 10g.

There are quite a few things you can do to make a 10g interesting, just very limited on fish, unfortunately.......
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On another note.... I went back & re-read your posts, and you didn't mention anything about how you were going to cycle the tank. I do hope you are going with fishless cycle????
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On another note.... I went back & re-read your posts, and you didn't mention anything about how you were going to cycle the tank. I do hope you are going with fishless cycle????
Yes I am.. I have water in there cycling..

What do I do now? What/when do check and what am I checking?
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Yes I am.. I have water in there cycling..

What do I do now? What/when do check and what am I checking?
Since its such a small tank, do weekly water tests or more often then that just to monitor what stage your cycle is in, you tank should be fully cycled in 2-3wks
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dummy me, I forgot to get a test kit yesterday.. I will get one this week.. Suggestion on one? Keep in mind my 11 yr old has to be able to do it too..
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What are you using as an ammonia source for your cycle?

If you're running a fish-only tank (no corals), an API Saltwater master test kit will do.
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dummy me, I forgot to get a test kit yesterday.. I will get one this week.. Suggestion on one? Keep in mind my 11 yr old has to be able to do it too..
API makes a great test kit, its a 25ct and comes in a blue plastic pop top tube but sells in a blister packaged box its the color coded ph strips, or the master kit nut it could prove challenging for an 11 yr old but there's only one way to learn right.
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