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Old 08-24-2014, 07:15 PM   #1
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Someone teach me about reefs

Can't have fish so I started thinking... What if I got a 5 gallon and had a mini reef without any fish? Is that possible or am I wrongly mistaken?


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Old 08-24-2014, 07:21 PM   #2
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Some teach me about reefs

The key to reefs is good salt, strong lighting, and patience. While a 5 is definitely do able, it honestly won't cost much more to start up a 10-20g which would be easier. Also allow you to have a few fish too, and trust me space runs out quick in a nano . Just my $.02 though.

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Old 08-24-2014, 08:49 PM   #3
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Well the only reason I couldn't get fish was because my parents said no but they surprised me with a 10g literally 5 minutes ago! Yay!!!!!


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I go through the set up of my of my 10g reef in my thread "operation clown goby rescue" in the nano reefs section, should give you a good idea of what goes into setting up a nano. Tanks pretty simple set up and is on auto pilot, weekly wc and filter cleaning is all.
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Ok thanks!


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Old 08-26-2014, 09:42 PM   #6
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What is better sand or gravel?


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Old 08-26-2014, 10:04 PM   #7
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Sand. Please research a lot before you get started. I messed up a lot when I first started. If this is your first tank, a freshwater may be a lot easier. And if your on low funds, a 10g will be wayy cheaper too.
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Thanks for all the info! I'm starting out with my first freshwater tank so we will see how that goes but I wanted to get a 5g later and then use it for just a nano reef but no fish.


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So, are these coral like plants do they need sun? Are they considered plants or animals? And what's a coral that can tolerate low light and still water (if there's one at all).


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They all need water movement but some can take pretty low light. They're animals but have symbiotic algae in their flesh that feeds them basically lol. So yes they use the sun for energy through symbiosis.


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