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ak dylpickles
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PostPosted: 2010.03.04(Thu)9:56    Post subject: fish for sw 10 gallon nano Reply with quote

what sw fish can I keep in my 10 gallon nano? I have lots of experience. So I can handle a 10 gallon nano so please don't tell me I shouldn't.
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PostPosted: 2010.03.04(Thu)10:03    Post subject: Reply with quote

None.

Wait until you can maintain a freshwater environment before killing marine fish.
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PostPosted: 2010.03.05(Fri)13:02    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you have no experience with saltwater fish, a 30 gallon is the minimum tank size to keep. A 10 gallon really isn't ideal because a small chemical problem will spread much faster in a small environment like a 10 gallon. 30 gallons is also small in my opinion but it's more error proof.

In a 30 gallon, you would be able to keep 2 or 3 small fish. A pair of Ocellaris Clownfish and possibly a Royal Gramma come to mind. A 10 gallon aquarium is not suitable for fish. A 10 gallon can really only support a few invertebrates, ideally a shrimp and a couple of snails, but even that is not recommended.

If you want to start a marine tank, please purchase a tank that is at least 30 gallons. I also suggest you read "The Conscientious Marine Aquarist" by Rob Fenner. http://www.amazon.com/Conscientious-Marine-Aquarist-Commonsense-Successful/dp/1890087025 This book details an ideal marine setup and provides descriptions about all the different fish families available to the hobby.

Good luck.
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PostPosted: 2010.03.05(Fri)13:42    Post subject: Reply with quote

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So I can handle a 10 gallon nano so please don't tell me I shouldn't.


You shouldn't.
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PostPosted: 2010.03.05(Fri)18:57    Post subject: Reply with quote

My dad tried to convince me to turn my old 15 gallon tank into a nano reef saying I could easily keep 5-6 fish in there according to the good word and long running examples of our LFS.

Thanks to the knowledge I have gathered on this and other websites I was instantly able to erode that opinion...

And then we considered the cost... In our house, temperatures easily exceed 35 degrees (Celsius) on hot summer days and cooling becomes a real issue. Chillers are expensive and even if you can avoid that you will still have to consider the colossal costs of lighting.

In my opinion, a tiny little tank does reef-keeping no justice! a 55 gallon tank would allow for a more breathtaking aqua scape. It also opens up many options for the tank aside from one or two very cramped clowns. Not only that, but you are allowing for a far more stable and favorable environment for your fish that can allow for a bit of error or lack of diligence. People DO forget things, even the most organized.

Surely 3 advisers and myself can be convincing enough for you?
(just noticed that the site's spell checker spells it advisers but the site spells it advisors?????)
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PostPosted: 2010.03.06(Sat)4:20    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK so I"ve heard A LOT of people say for salt water is 1 in per 5 gallons of water. So that means I could get 2 or 2.5 Inches of fish. A LOT of people say you could keep a pair of very small gobies.
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PostPosted: 2010.03.06(Sat)4:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

As I said in my previous post, even the smallest chemical change can cause a 10 gallon tank to crash. If you are determined to keep a marine tank, a 30 gallon really is advisable. The welfare of your animals is very important and successfully keeping a marine tank involves a lot of dedication, motivation, and research. If you do not have the space or funds for a 30 gallon aquarium, I recommend that you wait until you do. Keeping a 10 gallon aquarium as a first saltwater tank is not responsible and it will not be a healthy environment for marine life.
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PostPosted: 2010.03.06(Sat)14:57    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is my tip: ^^Read all of the above^^
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PostPosted: 2010.03.07(Sun)3:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree that if you can't afford to purchase a 30 gallon setup, where would you have enough money to purchase all necessary equipment for marine in the first place?

Like any other investment, save up first. A down payment if you will.
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PostPosted: 2010.03.07(Sun)7:30    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK thanks all you guys I will wait till I get a bigger tank for my fw fish then use the 29 gallon for sw. Any ideas for that size?
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