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post #1 of 14 Old 10-12-2012, 05:41 PM Thread Starter
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marine set up

hey all, i am strongly thiinking of starting a marine set up and am in the process of researching, i would like to know in everybodys experiences what would be an appropriate size tank for a decent marine set up? longer tank more then a higher tank? or other way around? would like to know ppls opinions, thanks
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post #2 of 14 Old 10-12-2012, 05:59 PM
Longer tank, versus higher tank. Swim room back and forth is what fish do, they don't tend to swim up and down at high rates of speed.
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Longer tank, versus higher tank. Swim room back and forth is what fish do, they don't tend to swim up and down at high rates of speed.

ah yes i was thinking that but wasnt 100% certain, thanks reefing, i had a look at your pics of your tank and i must say my friend im very jealous! id love a tank that size! im still doing alot of research still and in the process of looking for tanks, what would u recommend to be a sufficient sized tank for a beginner/starter? i want clownfish and some tangs but with enough room to expand onto other fish too any help i could get is very much appreciated thanks :)
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ah yes i was thinking that but wasnt 100% certain, thanks reefing, i had a look at your pics of your tank and i must say my friend im very jealous! id love a tank that size! im still doing alot of research still and in the process of looking for tanks, what would u recommend to be a sufficient sized tank for a beginner/starter? i want clownfish and some tangs but with enough room to expand onto other fish too any help i could get is very much appreciated thanks :)
I have seen alot of people with 40 gallon breeders as first tanks, but I donno what tangs would work there. I think the biggest the better, of course its more expensive, but easier to maintain since there is less swing in water parameters. Dont forget the sump!!!!
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post #7 of 14 Old 10-20-2012, 09:29 AM
55g tank would be to small for a Tang, yes.
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post #8 of 14 Old 10-20-2012, 01:25 PM
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I recommend you start the tank with a simple refugium with macro algaes. Or an algae truf scrubber.

The ides is to balance out the tank with plant life (algae or macro algae) right from the start. IME it makes the system more stable of forgiving of mistakes.

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55g tank would be to small for a Tang, yes.

i am in the processes of buying a 4x2x2 (so if my maths are correct around 125G?) would that be sufficient?
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post #10 of 14 Old 10-20-2012, 11:32 PM
Technically no, but it will suffice. In technical terms a 6' tank would be better. Its the back and forth swim room these guys need, they get to coolking in the tank. But, yours will have some room for that.
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