12-15-2012, 05:26 PM
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Originally Posted by RSully
Not neccesarily difficult but it limits you very much on what you can keep. Smaller size equals less fish or possibly only one fish depending on what you want. I started with a 20 and set-up a 10 as a QT tank for future additons. It turns out with my initial fish being a yellow tail damsel that my qt is pretty useless since there's really nothing fish wise I can put in my 20g with a damsel in there without risking some serious turf wars and possibly death of fish. So I've relegated myself to working with soft corals for now until my wife has said I pas the test and can get into something say in the 75g corner tank size.
A 10g isn't that tough but just restricting. ALso remember that at that size, when things start to go wrong, they go wrong very fast because of the size. In a larger tank you may catch small spikes in your water parameters earlier and be able to fix them easier than in the smaller tank size. I'm a newbie so I hope I havent confused you.
all we are wanting is a couple clowns...since they are small and"easy" to take care of, of the SW species..its something id like to go with.plus i like them anyways..once i have established enough knowledge on SW tanks.and have the room.ill eventually get a much much larger tank.a 10g is just a start.id hate to spend a lot of money on a large tank.then have all these problems and loose all my fish.i dont want to loose any fish no matter the cost or kind.but atleast with a couple clowns they would be i guess more hardy and easier to take care of.i also have a coral.its dead though.came with some stuff i bought a while back.its very small.size of a softball.plus for me i think it would be neat having a small SW tank.normally they are large.so something different to see something small ;) and thank you for the help