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post #1 of 23 Old 02-12-2013, 04:02 PM Thread Starter
ten gallon tank?

Is it possible to have two or one (I'm pretty sure they like pairs?) clownfish and an anenome in a ten gallon tank, or is this too small for a saltwater tank?
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post #2 of 23 Old 02-12-2013, 04:32 PM
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Here's some info I picked up from Reefing.
The minimum tank size for a pair of Clownfish is 20g :D

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post #3 of 23 Old 02-12-2013, 04:42 PM Thread Starter
thanks:) Also if you know about what is the minimum cost to set up a saltwater tank??
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post #4 of 23 Old 02-12-2013, 04:44 PM
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Glad I could help!. I wouldnt really know the cost. Both my saltwater tanks were setup using FW equipment and leftovers from family's SW tanks
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post #5 of 23 Old 02-12-2013, 05:24 PM Thread Starter
oh, well maybe reefing will help lol:D
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post #6 of 23 Old 02-12-2013, 06:42 PM
Cost is going to be different for all tanks. It would all depend on what type of equipment your going to buy. Used? Craigslist? New? Brand Name New? Knock off New? To many variables to hit upon.
As for Clowns, I advise no less than 20g, and especially for a Anemone, as most types will get to 10-20" in diameter.
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post #7 of 23 Old 02-13-2013, 05:15 PM Thread Starter
is there a list somewhere on here or can you type up a list of things I need? You could pm me. I have a fifty five gallon but I am not going to turn it into a sw because it's fw so that wouldn't really work:)
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post #8 of 23 Old 02-13-2013, 08:08 PM
#1-Dry Rock, there are a few hitchhikers on Live Rock that people want to stay away from, so they opt for using Dry Rock, or Dead Rock. Macro Rock is a good place to start looking for that. Either way you go you will need a minimum of 1lb per gallon. You can use Fully Cured Live Rock, and have the tank cycled in just a few days also. Other way is to use just a couple of pounds of Live Rock and the rest Macro or Dry Rock.
#2-Replacement filter media like filter floss and activated carbon (if you get a filter) Which is really not necessary.
#3-Multiple Power heads (2 or 3) 10x your water volume for just a Fish Only With Live Rock, and at least 20x your water volume for a Reef Tank. So lets say your going reef, and you have a 100g tank, you would need flow in that tank at minimum of 2000gph, or 2 1000gph power heads.
#4-Protein Skimmer, rated at 2 times your water volume. Unless your tank is under 30g, in which case you can do 10% water changes a week to rid the system of detrius. But, you'll have to watch the water parameters close, if things go haywire, you'll have to do more water changes.
#5-Saltwater Test Kits. Reef Test Kit. Test for Ammonia, Nitrites, Nitrates, PH, Phosphates, Calcium, ALK and Magnesium.
#6-Saltwater fish food. Mysis Shrimp, Squid, Cyclopease, Algae Sheets, Romaine . Flake food is not really a good food to feed your marine fish.
#7-Aquarium vacuum. This one is iffy. Most don't use one, if you have enough flow in the tank you won’t need one
#8-Rubber kitchen gloves
#9-Fish net
#10-Two, clean, never used before, 5-gallon buckets
#11-Aquarium thermometer, digital being the best.
#12-Brush with plastic bristles (old tooth brush) - needed for cleaning the live rock if you don't get Fully Cured Live Rock.
#13-Power Strip, possibly GFCI outlets by the tank.
#14-Optional but definitely recommend getting a Reverse Osmosis or RO/Deionization filter for the make-up water, and a barrel for storing the water.
#15-Possibly a Quarantine Tank for your new fish. They sit in here for a few weeks to kill off parasites and bacteria, to keep it from getting in your main tank
#16-Heater rated for your size tank.
#17-Saltwater Mix. Marine Salt. Instant Ocean is the cheap Salt that beginners and Advanced use alike.
#18-Saltwater Hydrometer or even better a Refractometer, which is more accurate. There is also a Digital Meter that is way advanced if you have the cash.
#19-Aquarium filter (not absolutely necessary if running with adequate amounts of live rock, but nice to have if you need to use a mechanical filter or activated carbon, or GFO and such)
#20-Aquarium substrate such as live sand or crushed coral. Some go bare Bottom, others choose the 2-3" bottom, others, more advanced will try the Deep Sand Bed, which is over 6" deep.
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post #9 of 23 Old 02-13-2013, 08:19 PM Thread Starter
Thanks a bunch! :D This is really helpfuol
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post #10 of 23 Old 02-13-2013, 08:19 PM
You bet.
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