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Old 04-16-2012, 09:48 PM   #1
 
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Could I do a 20 gallon clownfish tank. I really like clownfish and may be buying a 2nd 20 gallon tank to create a clownfish tank. Is it possible?
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:52 PM   #2
 
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yes it is possible.

Live rock 1-1.5lbs per gallon to act as your main filtration. Dry rock is also cheaper and will become live overtime.

Live sand, a few crabs and snails as Clean Up Crew.

It does get quite expensive to setup a saltwater tank so take this into account.
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:53 PM   #3
 
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Reefing Madness is the person who will help you the most..he has helped me an awful lot (see my thread on Beginner Questions / Checking)...I have a 29g tank with 2 clowns in it.
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:53 PM   #4
 
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yea I am going for a couple of jobs at the moment to raise some "funds".
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:38 PM   #5
 
20g tank
200gph power head
no need for a skimmer doing 10% water changes weekly, you will just have to keep an eye on nitrates.
20-30lbs Live Rock
2-3" Sand Bed
Refractometer
small T-5 light
Thermometer
And your all set.
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:39 PM   #6
 
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yes it is possible.

Live rock 1-1.5lbs per gallon to act as your main filtration. Dry rock is also cheaper and will become live overtime.

Live sand, a few crabs and snails as Clean Up Crew.

It does get quite expensive to setup a saltwater tank so take this into account.
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:40 PM   #7
 
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thanks and are you sure the no skimmer that would cut plenty of the cost out of it in australia
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Old 04-17-2012, 09:23 AM   #8
 
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thanks and are you sure the no skimmer that would cut plenty of the cost out of it in australia
Not required in a 20g tank. As long as you watch your Nitrates, you can export those excess nutrients easily by just doing weekly water changes.
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Old 04-17-2012, 07:51 PM   #9
 
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okay sweet that saves me a heap of money
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Old 04-17-2012, 07:53 PM   #10
 
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What will cost me the most in a clownfish tank? besides the tank itself?
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