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Old 05-26-2013, 12:37 PM   #1
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Thinking of getting into saltwater

I have a spare 10 gallon tank. My girlfriend has expressed a ton of interest in a saltwater tank. I've kept freshwater fish for the last 13 years. I was wondering what type of nano fish might work in the 10g or if it might have to be a coral only tank. Any advice on set up or stocking would be greatly greatly appreciated.
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Old 05-26-2013, 12:44 PM   #2
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If you want coral you need special lighting. There are some goby species that can go in a ten. Thats all i know lol im freshy like you.
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I'm also close to the coast so I considered doing a native caught tank. If fish can live in Galveston's water than I know they are hardy. Lol.
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Old 05-26-2013, 12:52 PM   #4
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Lmao. You would probably have to go diving to find fish small enough for a ten.
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Nano Fish

A goby and a firefish would be a good combo, but 2 small fish is about the max you can have in a 10 gallon. Personally I find the fish from Indonesia, Fiji, etc. to be more colorful/interesting, but it's up to you. Going smaller is going to be harder since mistakes/issues will be magnified in such a small closed system. It's best for a beginner to start bigger and have more room for error.
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Nano Fish

A goby and a firefish would be a good combo, but 2 small fish is about the max you can have in a 10 gallon. Personally I find the fish from Indonesia, Fiji, etc. to be more colorful/interesting, but it's up to you. Going smaller is going to be harder since mistakes/issues will be magnified in such a small closed system. It's best for a beginner to start bigger and have more room for error.
What he said.
I have never went saltwater but i may be turning a 20 long into a fowlr tank. I would use my extra 55 but that would cost to much.
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What he said.
I have never went saltwater but i may be turning a 20 long into a fowlr tank. I would use my extra 55 but that would cost to much.
I'm a girl, but happens a lot since the hobby mostly consists of men. Ah that will look cool. FOWLR in small tanks can become a little boring imo if you only have 3 fish, but maybe you can go rogue and buy some corals
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Sorry bout that haha. Thats what i was thinkin there are some pretty nice corals at the lfs.
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My thoughts were leaving the tank set up with just the live rock for a month or two after the cycle to just kinda make sure I have the hang of it before I start incorporating stock. I may try and convince my fiancée that we can fit one more 55 in and set it up for a true coral reef tank. they have grown on me in my research.
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