10 gallon saltwater tank..
Hi i would love to get a 10 gallon saltwater tank i need to know how much it would be for a 10 gallon lighting for salt water fish i know im gonna need 10 pounds of live rock and i need a filter to whats good for salt???
Well, trying to tell you how much a saltwater fish would be would be impossible without knowing the species as they can run between $3 and $300. Most of the fish that would live in a 10g tank wouldn't be too expensive, though.
I have no idea how much lighting would cost for that size tank. It would be alot more expensive if you were looking for a lighting fixture capable of supporting coral. I have a 36" fixture that the bulb burt out on, a new one is like $45 for the bulb.:-(
I would suggest slightly more than 10lbs of LR. For smaller tanks, generally it is more than 1lb per 1g.
Keep in mind that SW evaporates faster than FW, so you would need to do more WC than usual.
You could try looking on Craigslist for a complete setup. I got my complete 30g setup w/ stand, 10g sump, half a bag of salt, and a bunch of fish food, all for $150. My several month search finally paid off!:-D
ok thanks but i only wanna do fish only salt..
just fish and live rock
Can anyone make suggestions as to what I would need to purchase... and fish possibilities. Possible invertebrates as well such as snails and shrimp?
Type of Filter
I understand the process of setting the tank up and making sure I have cured Live Rock. I also understand about having larger volumes of water will help in decreasing problems with the set up, but honestly I don't have room and have no desire to convert my larger tank into a Saltwater set up as I just finally am happy with all my hard work in setting up my South American biotype.
ok well i am now getting the biocube 14 i heard really good reviews on it.
I've changed my mind, rather do a 20 gallon.
are the bio cubes good ???
I've herd that they work. :)
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