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LouzZ 01-18-2010 06:11 PM

20 Gallon Build
 
New Saltwater Tank, just added these 2 fishes because they were for free :D, will ad some sand and more rock soon. also trying to get a cheap chiller for the corals :)

I found a Protein Skimmer on $24 and a chiller on $165. Im buying cheap things cause i dont have a work so when i get money is from Car Wash's or Landscaping :P

YouTube - 20g Saltwater Tank

Pasfur 01-18-2010 06:38 PM

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Originally Posted by LouzZ (Post 308439)
New Saltwater Tank, just added these 2 fishes because they were for free :D, will ad some sand and more rock soon. also trying to get a cheap chiller for the corals :)

I found a Protein Skimmer on $24 and a chiller on $165. Im buying cheap things cause i dont have a work so when i get money is from Car Wash's or Landscaping :P

YouTube - 20g Saltwater Tank


The tank has 2 fish, a Yellow Tang and a Lunare Wrasse.

Louz, I am going to be very blunt. Don't take this as mean or rude, just as honest. You simply can not keep those fish in this tank. They will live for a short time, perhaps several months or even a year. But at some point in the very near future they will both become infected with disease and die. These fish REQUIRE a much larger system to thrive.

You should be looking at fish with an adult size of under 3''. Blennise, Gobies, Basslets, and Pseudochromis are just about your only choices. A few select Clownfish and Cardinalfish would probably be acceptable. Depending on the exact fish selection, you are looking at 1 to 3 fish.

LouzZ 01-18-2010 07:54 PM

Thanks for the advise Pasfur, I just need to be directed, as i have almost none experience in saltwater. How big do you recomend me for maybe 1 Yellow Tang, 2 Ocellaris, 1 Coral Banded Shrimp and the Wrasse? maybe a 55g could do? or it has to be bigger?

Pasfur 01-19-2010 09:27 AM

I do not think a 55 is even close to big enough. A 125 would be more acceptable to allow for the proper health of a Yellow Tang, and more importantly the Lunare Wrasse. At bare minimum, you could use a 75 gallon, but even that is being very generous and open for debate.

LouzZ 01-21-2010 02:23 PM

ok im giving the lunar warasse to a friend because im going to be buying corals and LFS told me Lunar Wrasse eats corals, so, with the yellow tang can i make a 75 gal? there would be:

2 percula's
1 yellow tang
1 coral banded shrimp
some corals
1 sebae anemone

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