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thinkng of making an nano marine/reef tank
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Joined: 13 Jul 2008
Location: Iceland

PostPosted: 2008.11.01(Sat)15:17    Post subject: thinkng of making an nano marine/reef tank Reply with quote

hey guys!

I'm about to change stile in fish. that is go from freshwater over to marine fishes, but there is a problem the tank I have is only 20 gallon.

I've seen so many interesting fishes that can be kept in min 10 gallon so 20 is suitable course I want to start small and grow from that later on.

OK. here comes the bomb, I've seen tomato clown can be kept in 20 gal, jaw something fish in 10 gal, fire fish also in 10 gal. how much sand do I need, how much life rock, how many fish can I have in this tank size. are they frequent spawner's?

I need huge help trace form my tank like I said from fresh over to marine and know what to buy and help full hints of how it's dun, material and stock
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PostPosted: 2008.11.05(Wed)9:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

The fact that you have a 20 gallon tank in itself should not keep you from getting a proper size marine aquarium that will afford you better success.
The smaller tanks are actually more difficult and harder to keep stable with regard to water quality, and also temperature, which could be a big concern in Iceland. I suggest you start with a tank of 30 - 40 galllons, and use the 20 for a quarantine system. See Myths Number 4 and 10 here:

That said, some types of smaller fish can be maintained in a 20 gallon or even smaller tank, as long as they are provided with good care. A small Tomato Clown will be okay for a while, but they will grow to 4 or 5 inches. Make this book your first purchase, it will help you make a lot of good decisions and avoid making bad ones:
Keepin' marines happy for 25 years
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