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championb21
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PostPosted: 2006.07.11(Tue)13:15    Post subject: starting a 30 gallon saltwater Reply with quote

okay sorry about last post. But I decided that I am going to go with a 30 gallon fowlr. I want to have 2 real clowns. With 20-30 pounds of live rock. I read they don't need anemone.
heres some questions.

1. do I need a protein skimmer with the fish and liverock?

2. does any invertabrates need to go in tank?

3. is this a good stocking idea?


4. Do they need anemone?

5. Is this a good start into saltwater?
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Pete Harcoff
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PostPosted: 2006.07.11(Tue)13:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

1. You don't *need* it, but it's a good idea to use one.

2. Yes. You'll want snails, hermit crabs and a shrimp or two.

3. Yup.

4. No. Anenomes are tricky, require a lot of lighting, and an established tank.

5. It sounds good. Clowns are supposed to be hardy and a 30 gallon w/ live rock should be fine for them.
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PostPosted: 2006.07.11(Tue)14:56    Post subject: Reply with quote

well I don't have the 30 gallon now but I'm thinking I'm going to get this tank.
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/Product/Prod_Display.cfm?pcatid=13976&cm_mmc=LiveAquaria_DFS_Links-_-Fish_Supplies-_-LiveAquaria_Gen_Page-_-Aquariums_Furniture&ref=3969&subref=AA&N=2004+62760+22741


should I get tht for 170 then all I need is fish sand lr testkit hydrometer.
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PostPosted: 2006.07.11(Tue)15:18    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't waste the money one of those, for the same money you can get a much larger tank that doesn't have a reputation for being cheaply made.

Use that money towards a better tank, and for 170 bucks you can get a 40 or 50 gallon tank with stand and light that will be larger, better made and perfectly fine for a FOWLR tank.
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championb21
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PostPosted: 2006.07.11(Tue)15:34    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can get for 160 dollars a 55 gallon will tht be good
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PostPosted: 2006.07.11(Tue)17:37    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is better than a 24 gallon cube.
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championb21
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PostPosted: 2006.07.11(Tue)18:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

well its going to be way mor expensive if I do a 55 gallon then 24 gallon but the price of the tank 55 better
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PostPosted: 2006.07.11(Tue)22:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

okay I'm doing a 29 gallon fowlr qith 2 clowns can u guys name some brands and equipment I need.
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PostPosted: 2006.07.12(Wed)1:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you'd find it more beneficial to figure those things out yourself. You don't learn anything by having us tell you what to do.
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PostPosted: 2006.07.12(Wed)20:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

do I ahve any snag ups on equipment do I need to upgrade anything. this is going into a 29 gallon tank aragmax sand (30 lbs)-21.99 instant ocean hydrometer-8.49 whisper heater4 40-8.99 sea salt instant ocean (50 gals)-9.99 master liquid saltwater test kit-16.99 digi mag digital thermoneter-17.99 mag float small-4.89 skilters filters(400 gph)-49.99
azoo powerhead model 1800(475 gph)-18.99 total comes to 158.31 with out the fish food,fish and lr
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