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Old 06-16-2013, 05:07 PM   #1
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10g fowlr help!!

I'm converting my 10 gallon planted into a fowlr and want to know everything I need.

Here's what I am thinking, correct me if I'm wrong:

Filter (already have)
Heater (already have)
Light (already have)
Sand
12 pounds live rock
100 gph power head

Is there anything else equipment wise ill need to do this? PLEASE HELP! I wanna get started right away.
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Old 06-16-2013, 08:08 PM   #2
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An ro-di unit foraging water, test kits. What kind of filter is it? What is your stock plans for this tank? A 10g fowler might not be that interesting stock wise, there are only a few fish you can keep in that size tank. Do you think you may go reef later down the road? Check out some of the nano builds on here for advice and inspiration!
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Old 06-16-2013, 08:08 PM   #3
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* for making water...
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:31 PM   #4
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An ro-di unit foraging water, test kits. What kind of filter is it? What is your stock plans for this tank? A 10g fowler might not be that interesting stock wise, there are only a few fish you can keep in that size tank. Do you think you may go reef later down the road? Check out some of the nano builds on here for advice and inspiration!
I plan on purchasing pre made water as I don't think an rodi unit is not worth it for just a 10 gallon.

The filter is an Aqueon quiet flow 10.

I've been doing a little research for fish and here's some ideas I had. This is not a stock list just some fish I'm interested in.

Fire fish
Ocellaris clownfish
Dwarf seahorse
Some type of star fish
Cleanup crew
I need to go checkout one of my lfs saltwaters section to see what all they have.

I would possible like to do a reef eventually once I get the $$$ to get a like that is reef compatible but I'm just gonna start out with LR.
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Old 06-16-2013, 11:41 PM   #5
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A fire fish and a clown may work, even though clowns generally require 20g tanks I have seen them in 10s. Seahorses require species only tanks as they have different temp, flow and feeding needs...
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Old 06-17-2013, 11:30 AM   #6
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A fire fish and a clown may work, even though clowns generally require 20g tanks I have seen them in 10s. Seahorses require species only tanks as they have different temp, flow and feeding needs...
Ya I think I'll just stick to those two. How many of each could I get cause I read clowns are best kept in a pair and fire fish can be kept singly or in groups of 4+. Also what about the star fish an cleanup crew. What would you recommend for that?
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I would say only one of each and perhaps a small goby? I don't have have much of a CUC so its up to you, what do you like? Crabs, shrimps, snails? I don't know much about starfish either, I have always stayed clear of them (too hard)
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I would say only one of each and perhaps a small goby? I don't have have much of a CUC so its up to you, what do you like? Crabs, shrimps, snails? I don't know much about starfish either, I have always stayed clear of them (too hard)
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2 clowns
1 fire fish
1 shrimp ( need to research what kinds there is)
1-2 hermit crabs
1-2 small snails

Would this be over stock or ok?
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Just checked aqadviser. Def overkill on that list so scrap that.

Ill just do :

2 clowns
CUC
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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.
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