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Old 07-31-2004, 10:48 PM   #1
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I have a 20 gallon high tank that i want to set up saltwater...i was wondering if using just a skilter/filter would be good enough filtration???..........any help thanks....Josh
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Old 07-31-2004, 10:51 PM   #2
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I have a 20 gallon high tank that i want to set up saltwater...i was wondering if using just a skilter/filter would be good enough filtration???..........any help thanks....Josh
Opinions vary on these; but it will depend on what type of tank you want to keep - you will probably need some lr at least. Can you be more specific as to what you might want in your tank?
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I have a skilter on my qt tank, it produces a little skimmage. I agree, get a decent amount of rock. Thats your best filtration.
And don't overstock.
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I wasnt positive on what to put in there....what would a good fish for a beginner saltwater tank.. i currently house two oscars in a 75 gallon...4 assorted cichlids in a 35 any advice
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What are your goals for the tank? Reef, fish only?
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I wasnt positive on what to put in there....what would a good fish for a beginner saltwater tank.. i currently house two oscars in a 75 gallon...4 assorted cichlids in a 35 any advice
Convert the 75 to SW.
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Old 07-31-2004, 11:13 PM   #7
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In a 20 gal. SW you are not going to be able to have a lot of fish. Two or three small fish at most. The skilter will work fine if you are just starting our and want ot see it you can keep the fish alive. As Qshark stated...don't overstock. Good Luck!! Lando
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Would i be able to put a couple clowns in the 20...or i was thinking of two or three tangs..any help.......
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The tangs are a big NO. 20 gals is way too small for any tang. They require lots of free swimming room in order to be happy. Skip those. A couple of clowns would be just fine. However, make sure you get a "mated pair" from the LFS. Clowns can tend to be crabby and very territorial so you want two that have paired off. You can also look at gobies or a royal gramma. I love mine. Throw in about 20 lbs of live rock and go for a cleaner shrimp. You still have lots of options...Lando
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cleaner shrimp are great, hardy, active and can be hand fed and i think they are pretty cool lookin
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