Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 05-10-2017, 09:03 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Newbie
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 1
New 40 gallon fish & reef tank

Hi guys I am new here, me and my wife are planning on doing a 40 gallon fish and reef aquarium for our kids this summer. We have freshwater experience so we know a little. We would like to put two clownfish in the tank but we are not sure what else will go well with them. Any suggestions on coral and lv would be great. Plan on not having a sump pump but enough LV to help with filtering. Also plan on using a protein skimmer. We want a minimalistic tank that is clean nice to look at. Any suggestions are appreciated as we are new to saltwater and excited to get into this hobby.

DIESEL758 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2017, 08:20 AM   #2
Giant Clam Addict
Community Admin
Sniperhank's Avatar

POTM Champion
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Summerville, Pennsylvania
Posts: 20,244
Welcome to the addictive side of the hobby. A couple of basics. Saltwater runs biological filtration through the rock and sand in our systems. We put 1 lbs of rock and sand in our tanks to accomplish this. To have a minimalist style, one would need to have a sump or another attached system with the live rock necessary to achieve this. Even with that said, being minimal with the rock cuts back on the amount of hiding spots for fish to help cut back on aggression and stress.
When it comes to what will fit in your system stock wise, I would suggest checking out liveaquaria.com to look around. Almost any fish will be fine in a tank with clowns, it simply comes down to what you like and the limitations of the tank's size.
Sniperhank is offline   Reply With Quote

40 gallon, fish, gallon, reef, reef tank, tan, tank

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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
One "slow" betta and one crazy one? KhloeM Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 0 03-04-2015 05:50 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:16 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.