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Old 02-07-2009, 04:26 PM   #1
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First day of first tank.

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After observing from a distance I decided to get a taste of it and no doubt I went about it the wrong way by trusting everything I was told by dealer #1 only to be told totally different stories by dealer #2. (There are only two in Jacksonvile, FL.)

I bought a 14 gal. Oceanic BioCube with the intent to keep two clown fish and then I'm told by dealer #2 that I need a 25 gal tank to keep just one!

Fun and games and I'll be posting here to get advice for which I thank you all in advance.
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Welcome aboard. Everyone here will give you their advice and experience. The good part is we are not trying to make a dollar off you like dealer number 1 and 2 are.
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The good part is we are not trying to make a dollar off you like dealer number 1 ans 2 are.

Thanks for the nice words melosu.
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You'll be OK with 2 clowns in a 14 with decent LR and a skimmer I think. Still, and take my word for it, you'll wish you had a larger tank in no time flat. So.... the 25g won't be a bad thing. More water is more forgiving for mistakes.

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You'll be OK with 2 clowns in a 14 with decent LR and a skimmer I think.



Skimmer ?


Thanks austinsdad but please explain what and where more information is to be found.
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Protein skimmer. Google it to learn what they do. Here's an example.

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Thank you! Next #1 on my list.
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