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Old 09-22-2014, 03:19 PM   #1
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I've been thinking about starting a nano reef tank. However I have zero knowledge about saltwater aquariums. I was wondering what was the smallest I could go with it and what goes into it. I don't have to have fish in it I would be happy with just the corals


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Old 09-22-2014, 04:27 PM   #2
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That depends...it depends on what all you are wanting to keep in the tank in terms of corals. This then will depend the lighting that you'd want.
Personally, I would go as big as you possibly can. I say this not because of any fish, but because I have filled a 37 gallon with coral...this then became a 55 that has now become filled with coral...
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I saw on YouTube people having 5-10 gallon reef tanks. I didn't think that was possible. If it is I would like to something like that. I really know nothing about reef tanks and would like to find out if I could do it.


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It's definitely possible but what hank is saying you'll be wanting a bigger tank soon enough so it's just a good idea to go as big as you can originally.


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I'm in a dorm room so I can't really go big for the next 3 years. I've been keeping a freshwater tank in there fine with no problems. I want to know if it's possible and what I would need to do a 5 gallon reef tank.


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It's possible, but if it's your first tank I would go with at least a 10. Pretty much the same price to set up and a little easier to keep things in check. As for what you'll need, read through some threads from the nano reef sub forum and you should get a pretty good idea of what you'll need, I go through the set up of my 10 in my thread "operation clown goby rescue" pretty thoroughly.
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