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Zephyr 03-17-2007 05:23 PM

Wanting to start a nano-reef...
 
I've been thinking about exploring my "final frontier" and want to start a nano-reef. Anything around the sizes of 2 and a hlaf gallons or smaller is what I'm looking for.

What supplies do I need, and what fish and inverts could I get?

musho3210 03-17-2007 05:43 PM

2 and a half gallon wont be able to have any fish in it. I guess you could have zoas

Zephyr 03-17-2007 06:25 PM

10 gallon?

trreherd 03-17-2007 07:00 PM

10 gallon is a much better choice! theres a bunch of fish you can keep in a 10 gallon, prolly 2 small gobys, a shrimp, and some coral. Now theres so many ways to make a 10 gallon nano reef, do you want coral? I have some good ideas that i will share with you, i just need to know what your into.

musho3210 03-17-2007 07:00 PM

10 gallon can fit fish yes but the choices are very limited for fish, you can chose from more corals though.

trreherd 03-17-2007 07:07 PM

No way musho, check these out.
http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/s...fm?pCatId=2124

musho3210 03-17-2007 07:10 PM

some of those fish need 20 gallons, im saying you cant fit many fish in 10 gallons, and if you compare those to how many other reef fish are for sale in the hobby, its not much.

Also note that in the title you are talking about nanos which are 3-20 gallons but you are asking about 2.5, which is a picotope, just letting you know :)

Zephyr 03-17-2007 07:27 PM

I'm probably gonna have a 10 gallon. :wink:

I don't want anything too expensive, but I do want a community that can populate.

So any ideas on some fish and inverts that cost under $15 each that could go in a ten gallon tank?

And I still need to learn what kinds of equipment I need.

Melissa 03-17-2007 07:40 PM

if it were my tank i would go with some zoas and mushrooms, a cleaner shrimp and a firefish goby. but this just about sums up the nano we have.

to make it easy for you get 1 shrimp and 1 small fish and some small corals like polyps or zoas or mushrooms.

trreherd 03-17-2007 07:43 PM

I told you, we first need to know wether or not you want coral. But ill Give you some ideas anyway. So if you want coral you will need beter filtration and lighting. more money.
For lighting you have many choices.
One of these would do for corals.
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/Produc...&N=2004+113345
But if you relly want something nice you need this.
http://www.aquabuys.com/miva/merchan...roduct_Count=5
For filtration, you coud do a skimmer like this
http://www.aquabuys.com/miva/merchan...roduct_Count=5
For curculation i would do a closed loop, to get the powerheads out of your tank.


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