Originally Posted by ZacksFlowerhorn123
So if i had a what is a list of fish i could keep? Just wondering whats out there. I have been looking at alot of saltwater creatures so yeah. But i dont have the experience level as many of you in the saltwater world. Thanks for the help on the gravity measurers ill look into that! Some guy at Petco told me to use a regular marine sand($8 for 20 pounds) its not the live bacteria built up in it. Just the sand(really fine grain!) i was wondering what is better? Sand with the beneficial stuff.. Or without? He said to get the fine grain stuff so nothing builds up inbetween th3 cracks. He also said not to se the biowheel in the marineland filter? He told me to get a powerhead too. I want a powerhead but i gotta get one thing at a time and if i dont absolutely need it then im not getting it just yet. Another concern is the lid is plastic and doesnt cover the whole top of the tank. Will the water evaporate like crazy?? And can i grow live stuff on my live rock? Like wavy stuff?? My lighting is just stock but its pretty good lighting. Would an actinic Zoo Med work well?sorry for all the questons and requests for fish. NOOB AT WORK.
I'm going to try to sift through this post. use paragraphs to separate ideas so it doesn't look like one giant thought lol.
I personally wouldn't put a clown in a 10G for very long. I've got to B&W clowns in my 12 but they're juvies still and are going into my 90 in september.
Most of the fish here
will be fine for a 10, but don't fill this tank with tons of little fish.
as far as sand, just get something that's pleasing to you. the really fine stuff will get blown around by a powerhead pretty easily so just keep that in mind.
the biowheel is fine for this tank. you don't "need" it, but it's nice to have some form of mechanical filtration to remove some of the bigger debris from the water.
the powerhead is needed if you want corals. for a 10G a simple hydor nano 240
depending on what kind of lights you have you should be able to get "wavy" corals. check to see if you have T5 or t8 lighting in your stock hood. 2 bulb t5 should be fine for most stuff you';ll want. look for things like hammer, frogspawn, & torch coral.
as far as the actinic Zoo Med I'd get one actinic and one 10K white bulb. it'll give you a better look. or if you only have 1 bulb go with a 15K bulb(if they make one)