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Old 06-05-2009, 05:02 PM   #1
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I'm more than happy. I did so well in school my parents are considering letting me get a SW tank!

I want to start out really simple. Heres my plan:

29G tank with a 10G sump
some LR and either sand or crushed coral
ocellaris clown (tank bred)
A few snails/hermit crabs
A PH or 2
maybe a cleaner shrimp?


Will a 29G tank be able to house all that stuff?
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Yep, but I would skip the CC.
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Old 06-05-2009, 05:24 PM   #3
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I agree with the sand. Get some dry aragonite sand and rinse it really well. 29 will be OK but if you can get bigger then do it. More added water volume is a good thing.
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Old 06-06-2009, 12:35 AM   #4
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Thanks

I wanted to get bigger than a 29G (I already have one xD) But we don't have enough room in the house for a bigger tank.

I think I've done quite a bit of research (since this time last year) and my FW tanks are doing great.
The only thing that I'm worried about is keeping the salinity perfect and also the cost of everything. A skimmer is like 150 bucks at least. Plus if one fish dies its a big loss (50 bucks a fish?!? :O) But I think I'm up to the challenge.
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A tank bred ocellaris shouldn't be more than 20 dollars, and a skimmer isn't a necessity but is very nice. You could skip the skimmer if absolutely necessary but you would have to do religious water changes. Keeping salinity right isn't that hard either, just add the proper amount of salt to water volume and test. Just make sure you don't add too much, you can always add but not take it out. Then just top off with fresh water every day and bam, perfect salinity. Good luck in your new adventure we are all here to help, and keep up the good grades.
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I'm more than happy. I did so well in school my parents are considering letting me get a SW tank!

I want to start out really simple. Heres my plan:

29G tank with a 10G sump
some LR and either sand or crushed coral
ocellaris clown (tank bred)
A few snails/hermit crabs
A PH or 2
maybe a cleaner shrimp?


Will a 29G tank be able to house all that stuff?
Congrats on the grades and good luck with your gift. Keep up the good work.
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A skimmer is like 150 bucks at least.
Personally I would go without a skimmer in a 29 gallon tank. Frequent PWC`s will do the same thing. You could at least hold off on it till later.
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Agreed with the skimmer on a smaller tank and PWCs. I don't run a skimmer either....you could save up for lights instead....
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Ok so I think I'll skip the skimmer for now.

But now I have another question:
This may be outta the question, but could i get maybe an anemone or two aswell? If so, do they require special lighting? (MH are for corals I know but I'm not sure about anemones.)

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