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Old 02-23-2015, 08:47 PM   #1
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Tank Questions

So I have a couple of questions pertaining to basically everything with a salt water tank. I am starting mine most likely just after my birthday (July) but I wanna know the basics first and what I need to get it ahead of time.
Saltwater Tank questions;
1. What size tank is needed (minimum) for 1 percula clown fish, 1 regal tang, 1/2 cleaner shrimp, and 1 anemone?
2. What anemone of the following is compatable with all the fish above? Ritteri sea anemone, leathery (I can't remember the rest of the name) anemone, giant or saddle carpet anemone.
3. Are any of the fish needed to be coupled up or in a group?
4. What other supplies is needed other than the tank to make it alright for the fish?
5. What's live rock?
6. Is it okay to put sea shells from the Atlantic coast into a salt water tank? Thanks for your help!
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Old 02-23-2015, 09:14 PM   #2
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You'll be wanting a 6ft long tank for a regal tang. Most tangs are open water swimmers and need such a long length to live healthy.
You'll want to make sure you have intense lighting to support an anemone, the taotronic LEDs are the cheapest way of doing this.
There are several fish that will do better in groups.
You will want to get yourself a sump and a good protein skimmer so you can keep your water as pristine as possible for an anemone. An ro/di unit is also in the running, unless you can buy it at your LFS.
Live rock is live that has become live after you cycle your tank. When you buy live rock, you are buying rock that was once live and can be full of all kinds of critters.
Do not put sea shells from the ocean in your tank. They can contain all kinds of nasty stuff as they are normally collected from beaches or in tidal zones, where the pollutants will be most potent and can be easily detrimental to a closed system.
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What would I be able to fit in a 20-30 gal tank?
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Check out the nano section of liveaquaria. It will show you a majority of the fish you'd be able to fit in there.
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The ritteri and carpet nem will need 100+ gallon tanks too


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Check out the nano section of liveaquaria. It will show you a majority of the fish you'd be able to fit in there.
Where would I find the stock?
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