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Old 03-29-2014, 05:00 PM   #1
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I'm going to to be setting up a 10 gallon tank in a few months and just wanted to be sure on what I'm putting in it... and I was really excited because this the first time I've ever had two tanks up and running. I was thinking either a planted shrimp tank or a nano reef, any other ideas? I already have a freshwater tank. Also I was leaning towards the shrimp tank because I did some research on the nano reef and it sounds a little complicated.
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You are correct a nano reef is complicated. It is expensive too but in my opinion they can look the best. I have 3 freshwater tanks and a nano reef. I just love the massive variety and endless possibilities of a stocking list for a nano reef. So if you feel up to the challenge I would strongly recommend a nano reef but if you want a cool looking tank that you hardly need to touch i would say get the shrimp tank.

Stocking list I would recommend a clown fish pair (nice and easy to keep and look good)
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Thanks for replying I've read online that clown fish need at least 20 gallons and I have only 10, also if I get a nano reef what would I have to do and would I need a sea anemone for the clown fish?
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Thanks for replying I've read online that clown fish need at least 20 gallons and I have only 10, also if I get a nano reef what would I have to do and would I need a sea anemone for the clown fish?
If your interesting in learning more or asking any SW reef questions I suggest you post them in the SW reef forum. This is a FW forum.

As for a 10g FW you can do planted fancy shrimp tank and even add a few nano fish such as Chili Rasbora's, Scarlet Badis, and CPD's for example. There are also Orange Dwarf Mexican Crayfish and Micro Thai Crabs that work great in small tanks.
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Thanks for replying I've read online that clown fish need at least 20 gallons and I have only 10, also if I get a nano reef what would I have to do and would I need a sea anemone for the clown fish?

Just to answer real quick,I wouldn't put more than 1 clown in a 10 (IMHO they really should have a 15 or larger but people love them and always want them so....) and no they don't need anemone. If you decide you want to try a nano reef (not that hard, and can be amazingly beautiful) post a thread in the nano reef forum on the sw side and well be happy to help you.
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After I researched nanos, I found out that a 10g could probably just host a small goby.. :/ if you go in the saltwater section, there is a nano reef group that can help you a lot
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Or look at Planted FW Shrimp tanks
This is an old vid, before I added other fish besides Otos. I wish I hadn't some days. Miss seeing all the babies. This is a 10g tank
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