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Old 11-05-2013, 07:25 PM   #11
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For a pair of clowns I wouldn't do smaller than a 75l aquarium. Assuming you want to skip corals it will make this build a lot cheaper.

To save money on live rock you could go with 10 lbs of dry rock from bulk reef supply.

You can also buy a HOB filter instead of powerheads.

Not counting the price of the tank and stand you should be able to get everything you need for $100 but that is a very very basic and simple setup.

Basically with salt water, the smaller the tank the more difficult it is to maintain especially when you don't have a refugium / sump. I would suggest waiting and saving up to get a properly sized tank with sump to make your life easier.
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Old 11-05-2013, 08:15 PM   #12
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thank you! so -
75L tank
a pair of clown fish,
hang on back filter
bulk live rock

what else, im new to saltwater
also, what tank do you recommend for a breeding pair of clown fish?
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Old 11-05-2013, 09:44 PM   #13
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Sand, test kits, a refractometer, salt mix. Your light should be ok for fish only but not sure it will support any corals. If going reef will need to use ro-di water too but you can get away with treated tap for fish only. Breeding clowns could be a bit tricky for a first time salt owner, I don't know much about it but you would need a separate tank for raising the fry and specialised food for them - I wouldn't attempt that just yet
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Don't forget powerheads to create current!
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Don't forget powerheads to create current!
For a fish only tank a hob filter is enough. Also, a hydrometer can take the place of a refractometer in fish only.
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For a fish only tank a hob filter is enough. Also, a hydrometer can take the place of a refractometer in fish only.
thank you very much! so how do i do saltwater mix ? :p
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maybe a shouldnt breed?? maybe two males:/
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or would it be a lot easier to have starfish?
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Clowns will actually switch sexes when they are together based on dominance.
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Clowns will actually switch sexes when they are together based on dominance.
oh gosh, so how do people breed then?:0 how do i do saltwater mix

and is starfish better? maybe one or two couple of live rock and what tank
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