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Old 03-14-2012, 06:20 PM   #191
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I like your idea but you would be better off with a 30 gallon for the clowns just because a fish is small doesn't mean it wouldn't enjoy a nice amount of room to swim and be fishy.
I know what you mean though. It's why I have my betta in a 5 gal instead of the 1/2 gallon bowl that I used to have.
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that makes sense and sounds pretty easy.

Do corals need to be qt'd or can they go straight in the DT?

If I had a sump I guess having a small peice of extra live rock would be good too and I could put that in the qt as well as the sponge? And an appropriate sized power filter would have enough flow for the qt tank?
If you used a piece of live rock from your sump, it would seed the QT with bacteria, BUT if you had to treat in the QT, I would not put it back into the display's water for fear or contamination from the meds or the disease you were fighting. Live rock tends to be more expensive than foam blocks.
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If you used a piece of live rock from your sump, it would seed the QT with bacteria, BUT if you had to treat in the QT, I would not put it back into the display's water for fear or contamination from the meds or the disease you were fighting. Live rock tends to be more expensive than foam blocks.
Gotcha! That makes tons of sense!
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Would this work for a 10gal fowlr? I'd upgrade the lights later on when I get a few corals. It's on Craigslist for $20. Tank and lighted hood. Is that a decent deal?

It won't let me post a picture. It looks pretty basic. Tank with a hood and light that you would expect to see on any freshwater setup. That's be ok to start with right?
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Would this work for a 10gal fowlr? I'd upgrade the lights later on when I get a few corals. It's on Craigslist for $20. Tank and lighted hood. Is that a decent deal?

It won't let me post a picture. It looks pretty basic. Tank with a hood and light that you would expect to see on any freshwater setup. That's be ok to start with right?
Yep. Go for it. In a 10g you could fit 2-3 fish. As long as they are under 3" grown.
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Yep. Go for it. In a 10g you could fit 2-3 fish. As long as they are under 3" grown.
Could I do 3 orange lined cardinal fish a shrimp or hermit, some snails and a clown goby?
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You can get timers much cheaper than 5 bucks at walmart. BUT, here is the link to the LEDs Mr X is using that I was talking about. If he says that his SPS are growing and showing great color under them, its def true.

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Do you happen to know what the dimensions are? Length and width?
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Yep. Go for it. In a 10g you could fit 2-3 fish. As long as they are under 3" grown.
No way can you put 3 3" fish in a 10g. I can only put 4 3" fish in my 29g maybe 1 or 2 fish that grow up to 1-2" the smaller the better. You don't want to over load the bio load in the tank. It will just cause tons of issues and you will have to change water constantly
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