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Old 09-27-2011, 12:03 AM   #1
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Starting a Saltwater tank

Hi I am thinking of starting a saltwater tank so could someone please tell me the basics I will need to know.
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Old 09-27-2011, 12:18 AM   #2
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well first off are you gonna do reef, Fish only, or fish only with liverock?

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Saltwater Fish Compatibility Guides

Protein skimming - is it right for you?

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Old 09-27-2011, 12:18 AM   #3
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thats a first for me recommending the fishless cycle lol.
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I was thinking of fish only with live rock. When doing things like water changes do you need to use special water like RO water.
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Old 09-27-2011, 02:19 AM   #5
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Here's another site I used when starting out a few months ago:

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**I've heard that RO/DI units are better because the water is pure, but I do not use one right now. I only have a FOWLR, so I think I can get away with it; for a while anyway; plus they are kinda costly.
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How much water volume would I need for 3 ocellaris clowns, 1 yellow tang, 1 blue rang and a fire goby and how much do these fish cost.
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The tangs will need a lot of room probably close to a 180 gallon tank for a hippo tang, they will need the most room not because of their size but because the way they like to swim. Clowns are very territorial I don't know if you could keep 3 in a tank without a lot of problems. Surgeonfish: Tang Fish, Yellow Tangs and other Surgeons
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What about the fire goby.
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I think you are talking about this one Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Firefish I know the clown I have would probably bully a fish like a fire fish.
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What saltwater fish could you put with 2 clownfish in a 33g fish only tank with live rock.
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