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Old 02-04-2014, 12:18 AM   #1
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Started up a ten gallon tank that I want to turn into a reef tank. It's been up and running for about 2 weeks I have 2 snails and 2 hermit crabs in it for now. I'm thinking about getting sand for the bottom because I read the crushed coral isn't good. Please let me know what you guys think and any tips would help. Click image for larger version

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Old 02-04-2014, 12:33 AM   #2
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I also need new lighting but I don't know what kind of lights I need to keep coral
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Old 02-04-2014, 07:00 AM   #3
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I would fill it right up to the top does it have a canopy? I use a par38 led light on my 10g and am really happy with it. What do you plan for livestock or are you just wanting corals? For a successful reef remember to use ro-di water and check your salinity often - I top off almost daily...
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Old 02-04-2014, 10:44 AM   #4
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New tank new to saltwater

I have a 92 gallon corner reef and I top off about 1-3 gallons a day.
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Old 02-04-2014, 01:44 PM   #5
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If really like to have a shrimp goby pair in there and maybe one other fish I really like the court jester goby... I saw not on live aquaria
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Old 02-04-2014, 02:16 PM   #6
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That would be fine for a ten but would be pretty much maxed out bio load wise
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Old 02-04-2014, 02:26 PM   #7
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Started up a ten gallon tank that I want to turn into a reef tank. It's been up and running for about 2 weeks I have 2 snails and 2 hermit crabs in it for now. I'm thinking about getting sand for the bottom because I read the crushed coral isn't good. Please let me know what you guys think and any tips would help. Attachment 220615Attachment 220616Attachment 220617Attachment 220618

Sand would definitley be better. You are very limited on fish due to the small size of the tank.
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I would not add more than one fish. I also agree that sand would be a better choice.
Just curious, are you running any type of filtration?
How powerful is that powerhead?
What kind of water did you use to fill the tank? How are you measuring salinity levels?
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I have filter hanging on the back I'm not sure how much the power head puts out it looks like 240 gph but I can't really read it. I used tap water I know everybody swears by the ro/di water but I didn't know what that was when I setup this tank
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