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Old 11-13-2016, 07:19 PM   #1
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Beginner tank size

I am getting into SW. Is a 160 gallon(72"x24"x24") tank with a 40 gallon breeder for my sump too big for my first tank? I want to have both corals and fish in the tank. I want mainly soft corals but might get 1 or 2 hard corals.
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That is a great size. Larger tanks have a larger water column and this can water down many issues.
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Sounds perfect to me.
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72x24x24 is a 180 gallon tank just to make sure you know.
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