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Old 12-23-2005, 02:00 PM   #1
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So a week a go maybe less, I posted asking about how small of a sw aquarium u can have. I am currently in the process of moving my fish that occupy my 20 gal fw tank into my 55 gal tank i jsut got. So in a few weeks i will be left with an empty 20 gal long tank. I'm still debating if i should keep it to breed guppies who will be fed on ocassion to my bichir senegal. My other thought is to make it a small sw tank.

So, i was wondering what i would need to set up a 20gal sw tank.

I wanted to get 2 black clown fish and a shrimp or two if i made it a sw tank.
I am new to the sw so feel free to elaborate on every single detail. haha
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check out the nanotank.com you can get some very good info .
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You can do it but remember the old saying Bigger is better. Why not make the 55 the salt water tank. Good starter size IMO
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Old 12-23-2005, 08:07 PM   #4
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I need the 55 gal for my bichir(adult size of 12") and my black ghost knife fish (adult size of 20"). I also have my 55 gal started and running i just added my gourami's in it today. I'm pretty happy with it. Also i want to keep it small cuz worst case if i can't handle it i know a teacher at my school would be very happy to take in my poor lil sw fishies haha.
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I`ve got some bad news for you then. No 12 inch or 20 inch fish belongs in a 55 gallon tank.
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Yeah, in the long run, you will want an even bigger tank than a 55 gal for them, but they're ok for now.
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i've done my research bichir sensgals are just fine in a 55 gal and i plan on selling my black ghoust knife who grow rather slow any ways...
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I would recommend you look into a 24 gal nano cube setup. It comes with built in filtration and lighting good enough for some nice soft corals. All you need after that is your testing materials, a heater, temp gauge, rock,sand, water and your ready to roll.
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