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Old 10-01-2012, 09:51 PM   #1
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thinking about going sw

I have many fresh water tanks. And was thinking about doing a salt water tank. What would be a good size tank to start with? I would like a pair clowns ( Nemo`s lol) and maybe a few other small fish that would go good with the clowns. Any advise or suggestions welcomed. Thank you
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:30 PM   #2
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I would recommend a 75 gallon. Great starting size IMO. It's what I started with. You can actually have a kole or tomini tang in a 75. Also a 75 leaves room for error so with a mess up you tank won't crash.
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Like Crister I started with the same tank. But you will soon want a larger one so if you have the money and the space I would go with a 90 since its a little wider then the 75 and it makes it a little easier for rock placement and gives you more room to the front for the fish to swim.
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I started with my 200 gallon, but wouldn't recommend something that big to start. My 125 is a great size I feel. It depends on budget and room.
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Thank you. I think i can mange room for a 90... what are the dorey fish from finding nemo. Ive seen em at petco but both petcos have them labled as diff things. Would one be happy in a 90? This tank is for my nephew when hes at my house. He has special needs and has taken a great liking to fish. He has a 75 cichlid tank. But now wants nemo at my house.
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Well there are many different types of clowns such as tomato's, percula's maroon's ocellaris and many more. I believe nemo is and ocellaris.
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Thank you. I think i can mange room for a 90... what are the dorey fish from finding nemo. Ive seen em at petco but both petcos have them labled as diff things. Would one be happy in a 90? This tank is for my nephew when hes at my house. He has special needs and has taken a great liking to fish. He has a 75 cichlid tank. But now wants nemo at my house.
Sigh.. Haha the dorey fish is a blue tang... 125 gallon tank for that fish.
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:26 PM   #8
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Sigh.. Haha the dorey fish is a blue tang... 125 gallon tank for that fish.
Would a 125 be pushing it for a starter tank? And also would a blue tang get along with a clown?
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IMO a 30 gal or larger not everyone has the extra $500/$600 dollars for a large tank to start with
basically its what you can afford and are comfortable with and go from there
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:16 PM   #10
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I would check Craiglist for a deal on a used tank. Ive read about some GREAT finds on craigslist. I know theres a fish store around here too that sells used aquariums, so if you have something like that, check them out too. I would get As big as you can find space for in your house. Bigger tanks are more forgiving as far as water param go. I did a 55 for my first SW tank and now I wish I had done bigger. Bigger allows for more fish, and there are a lot if really cool fish that require bigger tanks.
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