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Old 03-20-2012, 02:20 PM   #1
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ive been on a few forums and this is my choice!
i am a begginner dont even own a tank yet but will soon.
my goal is not to get a huge tank but one for my room that is cost effective for a college student,
the one fish i absolutly want is a clown fish after i sorta helpped a buddy breed his unsuccesfully at first then succesfully

with that said hello everyone and any advice on a tank and all the goodies to go with it would be great.
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Old 03-20-2012, 02:43 PM   #2
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Old 03-20-2012, 02:48 PM   #3
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that is the reason i am here ha every other place i searched there was that complete dbag and here i havent seen a single one
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Old 03-20-2012, 02:59 PM   #6
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for now i have just a general question for anyone willing to help out as to what all i need to get a begginner tank going for my room that is cost effective for a college student but wont take up what little room i have left in my room
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Best thing for a college student is a low maintenance, planted tank IMO. A ten gal tank, heater, HOB filter, light, flourite, some driftwood, some anubias, java fern, and some nano galaxy rasboras. Maybe some red cherry shrimp or dwarf mexican crayfish as well. BUT, If you really want clowfish and want to go the saltwater route, you'll need at least a 30gal tank (I don't know how big your space is at college), sand, salt mix, live rock, a heater, a HOB filter, and a light. You could maybe put a pair of clowns in there. I wouldn't bother with live corals unless you're up to the challenge. Both salt and fresh also need a good test kit to test the water. API is the one I use.
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Hi welcome to the forum!

If youre short on space and funds I would suggest an all in one system like a bio cube or a nano cube. I have the 29g cube and its a really good tank in my opinion. Plus it comes with stock lighting that can maintain some corals, nothing crazy but a really good selection.
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Welcome to AA! I think a BioCube would be a nice choice also!
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sweet so im headed towards the biocube!

would it be best to get a 14 or 29gal one???
its a big price difference for me but after researching and wanting a clownfish it says a 30gal is suggested
also will live rock or fish only be the way to go?
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