Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Nano Reefs
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 11-17-2011, 06:36 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
clownfishy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Illinios
Posts: 21
Question New on the subject

I am acquiring a new tank at Thanksgiving and it is around 15 to 20 gallons. This will be my first experience with small tanks (my other saltwater tank is 60 gallons) and I was wondering if they are easier to take care of? Also what fish are recommended for such small tanks?
Thanks

__________________
clownfishy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2011, 11:29 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
all4wheels2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Colorado
Posts: 310
Small tanks are actually a little more difficult just because it's a smaller water volume to keep in check. When something goes bad, it goes bad quick lol. I have a 40g, a 29g, and a 14g. I definitely spend more time on the smaller tanks than the 40g. But I still think it's worth it

As far as fish...Nano Fish

If you get closer to a 20g, I would say you could have a clownfish as well.
__________________
Don't try to fix something that isn't broke. You just might end up breaking it

30g FOWLR Tank
8g Mantis Shrimp Tank
all4wheels2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2011, 07:16 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Greenturtle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,169
I would recommend a clownfish, a yellow watchman goby, and maybe a clown goby
__________________
90 Gallon Reef - 3 Blue-Green Chromis, 2 Ocellaris Clowns, 1 Kole Tang, 1 Midas Blenny, 1 Longnose Hawkfish, 1 Zebra Dartfish, 1 Algae Blenny, 1 Six-Line Wrasse
29 Biocube Reef - 1 Chalk Bass, 2 Black and White Clownfish, 1 Yellow Watchman Goby, 1 Fire Goby
Greenturtle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2011, 07:46 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
clownfishy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Illinios
Posts: 21
Thanks I already have two young and small clownfish in my big tank and I did know if that would be ok since I heard you need at least a fourty gallon for a pair. Is it easier to keep vocals in a smaller tank or a bigger one? I have seen slot of small tanks with just beautiful corals.
__________________
clownfishy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2011, 08:04 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Greenturtle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,169
Quote:
Originally Posted by clownfishy
Thanks I already have two young and small clownfish in my big tank and I did know if that would be ok since I heard you need at least a fourty gallon for a pair. Is it easier to keep vocals in a smaller tank or a bigger one? I have seen slot of small tanks with just beautiful corals.
2 Occelaris clownfish will do ok in a 20 gallon.

It doesn't matter what size a tank is with corals. You can add more corals to a bigger tank, but it is harder to position them to your liking. And lighting is cheaper for a smaller tank.
__________________
90 Gallon Reef - 3 Blue-Green Chromis, 2 Ocellaris Clowns, 1 Kole Tang, 1 Midas Blenny, 1 Longnose Hawkfish, 1 Zebra Dartfish, 1 Algae Blenny, 1 Six-Line Wrasse
29 Biocube Reef - 1 Chalk Bass, 2 Black and White Clownfish, 1 Yellow Watchman Goby, 1 Fire Goby
Greenturtle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2011, 08:13 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
adeebm's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Woodbury, MN
Posts: 909
http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/inde...howtopic=74703 will answer all your questions on what fish you can keep in a 20g

--Adeeb
__________________
My tanks: 46gal Amazon - 55gal Crabitat - 28gal SW - 29g Vampire Terrarium
My Fiddler Crab Site
Shave the Whales!
adeebm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2011, 08:20 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
clownfishy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Illinios
Posts: 21
I am acquiring a new tank at Thanksgiving and it is around 15 to 20 gallons. This will be my first experience with small tanks (my other saltwater tank is 60 gallons) and I was wondering if they are easier to take care of? Also what fish are recommended for such small tanks?
Thanks
__________________
clownfishy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2011, 08:21 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
clownfishy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Illinios
Posts: 21
Thanks for all of your advice!
__________________
clownfishy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:20 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.