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Old 06-14-2012, 07:08 PM   #1
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Saltwater tank size question?

whats the smallest tank size to you can use for a saltwater setup?
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Old 06-14-2012, 07:11 PM   #2
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Thats kinda vague... You could fill a 1 gallon tank with saltwater and have a hermit crab and some mushrooms and thats the smallest...

What do you mean more specifically?
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LOL ya. You could have a cup with a hermit crab lol. But yeah what are you looking for?
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Old 06-14-2012, 08:16 PM   #4
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as a first saltwater tank i was wondering what would be a good size to start with to put fish in not a hermit crab. like a couple black clowns or regular clowns
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A 20 gallon tank would be ok for a pair, it thats pretty much all you want
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I would say not to start with anything under a 55g. It leaves more room for error. I've seen many say that the solution to pollution is dilution.
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as a first saltwater tank i was wondering what would be a good size to start with to put fish in not a hermit crab. like a couple black clowns or regular clowns
Probably going to want a 29g for a pair of clowns and maybe 1 or 2 other small fish. The smaller the tank the harder it is to be successful.
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Old 06-14-2012, 08:20 PM   #8
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i know the bigger you can afford the better from dealing with freshwater, but when your on a tight budget its hard to do. yah i would only start with a couple fish and see how it goes before upgrading just like with freshwater. thanks for the advice
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I really like the 40 breeder size tanks. Very good footprint, easy to work with. Big enough for beginners to feel like they have a "big" tank.
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If you can't do a 75g which I think is the master of a starter tank, lol, then the 40 breeder is a good 2nd choice. It has alot of space to put alot of corals and rock work too. In fact i would prefer a 40B over a typical 55g anyday of the week.
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