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isiah1820 09-03-2012 08:03 AM

new saltwater
Would a 20g be big enough to start a salt water tank can any one help looking to switch from fresh to salt

Armoredspider 09-03-2012 08:16 AM

Yes 20 gallons would work. You have to vigorously clean it though so you don't have any decaying material left.

Elmo1287 09-03-2012 09:34 AM

Just take the fish out you have and plastic things plants ect clean them clean the side buy a hydrometer pour sand in and wait for a good cycle like 30 days

crister13 09-03-2012 11:00 AM

No. Don't do that. Cycles don't happen with just sand. You need to add an ammonia source and you need more places for the bacteria to colonize ie live rock.

isiah1820 09-03-2012 07:05 PM

So I can use everything I had in the fresh like heater and filter also I have a 50/50 blue light would that be good enough for coral

isiah1820 09-03-2012 07:06 PM

Need all the help I can get also how many fish am I looking at with a 20g

fadetoblack06 09-03-2012 07:17 PM

I'm going to follow too. I have a 75 I want to switch over.

Mrc8858 09-03-2012 07:29 PM

With a basic saltwater setup like this your looking at 2 maybe 3 small fish and the lighting won't support corals which if you do wanna get into keeping a reef you'll need better filtration better flow and better lighting which will equate to a much larger setup cost. Are there any fish that you are set on? is a great site to browse through fish and offers good advice on them.

isiah1820 09-03-2012 07:41 PM

Yea like your basic saltwater aquarium fish like clowns and other colorful fish and inverts. Also def looking to have corals

isiah1820 09-03-2012 07:43 PM


Originally Posted by fadetoblack06
I'm going to follow too. I have a 75 I want to switch over.

Your welcome to what fish do to have now ?

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