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Old 06-17-2013, 04:22 PM   #11
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that's not an awful list. since you don't wanna keep corals you can get away with poorer water quality. however I would probably stick with just two fish for a ten gallon. just easier to deal with. I have heard of many people being successful with two clowns in a ten gallon. I would also get at least five snails for the tank.
I do plan on getting corals down the road once I have the $$$ to get a nice light. What would be a good one to look into? I don't wanna spend more than like $150 on it. An ok ill make sure to get a few snails! Would hermit crabs be ok to add also?
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Old 06-17-2013, 04:31 PM   #12
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HO t5 would work, I have a 86 watt one on my 25. Go to live aquaria and look at fish subtle for a 10
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Old 06-17-2013, 04:56 PM   #13
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HO t5 would work, I have a 86 watt one on my 25. Go to live aquaria and look at fish subtle for a 10
Okay ill check it out!
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Old 06-17-2013, 04:58 PM   #14
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Okay I have another question. Is this all the equipment ill need or do I need anything else?

Filter (already have)
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Old 06-17-2013, 05:07 PM   #15
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Testing equipment, salt, you might be interested in a skimmer , reef octopus just came out with a nano that's great
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if you keep up on water changes I wouldn't worry to much with a skimmer. you will want a ph buffer and raiser and probably a calcium supplement for crustaceans. test kits, hydrometer for testing salinity. also you will probably want more flow eventually. I run a 400 gph power head for my ten gallon and it's perfect. I might want to run a 100 the opposite way though.

have you given any thought to the water you will use? distiller or ro/di is best, especially with corals.
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also make sure you wash out your filter real well before using it haha
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:15 PM   #18
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I want to purchase pre made water as I think that would be the easiest! And how often would I need to do water changes ?
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that will depend a little on your bioload and such , but I do one gallon once a week. it's very easy! you will also want to have plain ro water to top up with to keep your salinity stable, because water evaporates but salt doesn't, so if you top up with salt water you just keep adding more salt
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that will depend a little on your bioload and such , but I do one gallon once a week. it's very easy! you will also want to have plain ro water to top up with to keep your salinity stable, because water evaporates but salt doesn't, so if you top up with salt water you just keep adding more salt
Okay, I'll probably do a 3-5 gallon water change every 2 weeks as my other thanks are on a 2 weeks schedule and I think that would be easiest. Would that work?
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