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post #1 of 7 Old 09-25-2010, 09:20 AM Thread Starter
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Newbie clownfush

Hello, i am a newbie but was thinking of getting a pair of clownfish, my lfs said that a small pair would be ifne in a 35l 10 g rougly, sized tank is this ok?/
Also what else would i need?? Would i need live rock??
And it takes quitea while for the tank to settle???? Is that correct??
Thanks in advance

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post #2 of 7 Old 09-25-2010, 02:57 PM
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lotsa reasearch...a sum of money ....salt mix, hygrometer for mesuring salinity, test kit if you dont already have one.....live sand and live rock are a pluss....and as far as cycling yes it can take a while ...somtimes weeks sometoimes a couple months...if you did get clowns for a 10 perculas and ocellaris might work but that is pushing it....good lick...

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post #3 of 7 Old 09-25-2010, 03:05 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you for the reply i am gunna get a percula clown, but i am trying to find a tsnk st my lfs that isnt to much money and my mom doesnt want me spending shed loads of money and etting a big tank?!?!
Is it really expensive??
The tank im looking at is £59.99 10g, with trickle filter and lighting
plus they sed i need a heater which is £17,99
then im not sure what else but im goiung to my lfs 2omz to check details etc.
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CoCo: Rat

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post #4 of 7 Old 09-26-2010, 08:26 AM
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lotsa reasearch...a sum of money ....salt mix, hygrometer for mesuring salinity, test kit if you dont already have one.....live sand and live rock are a pluss....and as far as cycling yes it can take a while ...somtimes weeks sometoimes a couple months...if you did get clowns for a 10 perculas and ocellaris might work but that is pushing it....good lick...
its a hyDROmeter, rather then a hyGROmeter, which measures humidity in the air. i do suggest a refractometer over the hydrometer though, even though the refracts are about $20 more on ebay. they tend to be much more accurate.
and i think this is what you meant but just to be sure, its percs OR occys not a mix of species.

take a look in your area in the classified section if you have one. you may be able to find a 10 gallon tank alot cheaper then that, sometimes even free. a heater is a must, a powerhead or a hang on filter for water flow, rock and sand, a light/timer, and a source for saltwater, whether it be premade or you buying buckets of salt yourself. at the very least i do suggest looking into your options and seeing other setups first before any purchases.
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post #5 of 7 Old 09-26-2010, 11:15 AM
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oops

my bad ...the g should be a d.....the and between the clowns shoould be or... forgive me...

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post #6 of 7 Old 09-26-2010, 12:07 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you for the advice went in to my lfs today and had a look a t the tank!! And think i decided on whats gunna be in it!
So......
Tank- Via aqua 40l 11g £59.99
Heater £22 Does any1 no of any good makes rena, tetra eheim etc??
Crushed coral 1 bag £5.99
a nice fake coral ornament

Im getting ro water from my lfs, and i think he sed i would need a refractor thing but didnt quite cath the name?!

And hopefully 2 common clowns £19.99 each
or 2 maroon clowns £24,99 each
And eiteh a scotter blenny £22.99
and 4 turbo snails or 2 shrimp i9nstead of a blenny goby!
Any ideas on what i already have??
Thnx

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3 Guppys

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11 Neon Tetras
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Opaline Gourami
BN Pleco
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CoCo: Rat

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post #7 of 7 Old 10-05-2010, 07:32 AM
Stick with common clowns maroons are very aggresive. In a ten gallon tank a pair of clowns is all I would have.
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