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A few beginner questions..
I just recently was referred to this site by a member who says this is the best place for aquarium related help(: (I'm not quite sure of their name as they referred me on yahoo answers)
I've been in the hobby of keeping freshwater fish for around a year. I've had a very successful 20 gallon tank that's had relatively no problems throughout it's life. I'd like to get into saltwater tanks, however, I really only would like a smaller one, somewhere around 3 or 5 or 8 gallons. I was sort of looking at this: Desktop & Small Aquarium Starter Kits: Picotope 3 Gallon Aquarium Kit
Here's where I'm stumped:
I've been attempting to research nano tanks, but I read a lot of conflicting information when trying to find help.
Basically, I want to know what equipment I need for a tank that size, including additives and rock and such. I need to know what reef compatible fish/invertebrates I could put in it, which coral I could put in (as I know absolutely nothing about them), if there are any online stores that carry possibly a kit to help me get started,and finally, I need to know a price range that this may cost.
To fill you in on what I know, I planned on putting 1 or two shrimp in there, a few snails, about 5 pounds live rock, about 2 1/2 pounds live sand, and I also realize that this being a small tank will require careful watch of the water parameters.
I'd appreciate it a lot if you guys could fill me in, and perhaps give me some of your personal experiences.
Thanks a million guys, and I hope to become somewhat of a regular on the site pretty soon(:
Okay thank you very much!:)
For water movement do you just use a mini power head or what?
Would I use a filter? I see a lot a nano tanks without them?
And also do you have any idea how much a tank like this would cost?(:
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