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Old 08-30-2011, 10:52 PM   #1
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hello everyone... I'm a new member here. I just recieve a 70 gallon tank from a friend.. it was used as a saltwater tank.. he upgraded to a larger one so he gave it to me to clear room.. Well, my son LOVES the movie, "Finding Nemo" so I'm planning on running a setup close to that... so some of the fishes from the movie.. Thanks!!
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Old 08-30-2011, 11:04 PM   #2
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Hi. Welcome to the forum!

I hate to be the bearer of bad news but you can't keep the majority of the fish from the movie in just a 70g tank. Dory and the yellow tang fish need a 6 foot tank. Nemos are good though. And lots of other fish can also go in that size tank.

I havent actually sat through the whole movie so I don't know all the characters and names. You can also keep the shrimp too. LOL

Wish i could be more helpful.....
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As Carey said ... not possible to do all the fish. See the link below.

The Nemo Tank Guide
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thanks everyone.. i just got done reading that... hehe.. i know after doing some research i can't have dory(blue tang).. i'll get buy w/o..
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Old 08-30-2011, 11:45 PM   #5
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Ijust got a dory and all she does is hide, And swim really really fast when I try to look at her. Very shy fish anyways. And very sensitive.
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Old 08-31-2011, 10:20 AM   #6
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Yep, Hippos need a 125g. When I bought my 55g a Hippo came with it. She has been doing well since I got her, but she is very active. I plan on upgrading to a bigger tank for the hippo soon. Good luck with your Nemo tank!
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ty... but do you think i should start with a freshwater tank before a saltwater tank?

right now i'm just doing alot of research... nothing is set up yet.. the tank is washed and ready when i'm ready..
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ty... but do you think i should start with a freshwater tank before a saltwater tank?

right now i'm just doing alot of research... nothing is set up yet.. the tank is washed and ready when i'm ready..
Yes, I recommend trying freshwater first before taking the plunge into saltwater. Freshwater is usually cheaper, easier and much more low maintenance than saltwater. I've had freshwater and am still hesitant to take the plunge into saltwater, mainly because of the price tags on both the equipment and fish or inverts.
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I honestly don't think you NEED to go FW first. The main reason people tend to say this hobby is difficult is because it can be more expensive. But with the money you'll spend setting up a FW, you'll already be setting yourself back. I would just use that money to buy everything SW off the bat. Saltwater is not difficult. It is expensive and time consuming, but ultimately, fulfilling.

They're two diffirent worlds. I cannot say that I practice any of the things I did on my FW tanks, on my SW ones. If the money, time commitment and knowledge is there, I'd say take the plunge into SW.
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Old 08-31-2011, 05:19 PM   #10
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umm... both of you guys are right in it's ways... i'm a little torn... i got time.. and money... (not alot).. but enough to get it going in ether one... the price tag is VERY different.. but finding stuff online is way cheaper than what they go for here in Denver.. some shops here tells you one thing and the other tells you another.. to tell you the truth.. its like buying a turbo.. different types and all.. but which one will be fit my needs.. so here i am.. i find it easier to talk to peepz online cuz there so much information on here.. so.. i'll take both of your advice into consideration.. well.. everyones.. and we'll see when i go from there
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