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Old 12-19-2012, 03:00 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by woody390 View Post
I would say 10 may not even be large enough for clowns maybe small goby and inverts
I agree. I know that you may want the clowns but they really need 20-30 gallons minimum to be happy. People do it but just know that you have to change the water very often and this is cramped even for them.

I realize that in freshwater you can put more fish however it's not the same for saltwater. Usually the general rule is for every inch of fish you need 5 gallons. Personally, I would even go to 10 gallons per inch because of CUC as they put off waste too.

Some of the goby's can work well in a 10 gallon. The firefish Goby, green clown goby...there are a couple.

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Old 12-19-2012, 03:09 PM   #12
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There are tons of fish suitable to a nano tank. But there are no tangs I could recommend for the reasons already stated. One of the hardest things to do in this hobby is maintain perspective when stocking. Just about anytime your desire overcomes your common sense, or research, you are headed for a fall. But a few rules do seem to stand the test of time, tangs need a long tank for swimming space, even when they are young. Mandarines are tricky to buy right, then keep alive. Etc.

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