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Old 10-06-2009, 05:01 PM   #1
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what tank size should I get for a royal grama and a few pajama cardinalfish?
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As big as your wallet and space will allow, IMO 30g minimum. Remeber, PJ's should be in odd numbered groups of three or more.
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thanks.So a 30 gallon with 1 R gramma and 3 PJcardinalfish.Correct?Also what does IMO stand for?
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A good starting size for a SW tank IMO would be a 55 gallon tank.
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Thanks guys.so is that a 30 or 55 gallon.And the fishes are good right?
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A 30g tank would be fine for those fish. If you can afford larger then why not, but it is not necessary either. Your best bang for the $ might be to purchase a 40g Breeder tank
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I would skip the 55g and go up to a 75g, A 75g takes up about the same amount of room as a 55, but you get more front to back space which makes scaping rock (supposing you are getting rock) easier. Another plus is that you get the extra water volume which helps with water params. If you are not going to be using live rock, I'd say go for the 55g. Like Innovator said, 40 breeders are nice too.
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I would skip the 55g and go up to a 75g, A 75g takes up about the same amount of room as a 55, but you get more front to back space which makes scaping rock (supposing you are getting rock) easier. Another plus is that you get the extra water volume which helps with water params. If you are not going to be using live rock, I'd say go for the 55g. Like Innovator said, 40 breeders are nice too.
Agree completely. The 55 is to narrow. there is not alot of room once you get your LR in. the 75 only costs a little more
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I don't really plan on getting rock so what else could I put in there?And a 40 gallon breeder is ok.
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