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dmuddle 04-16-2012 09:48 PM

Could I do?
 
Could I do a 20 gallon clownfish tank. I really like clownfish and may be buying a 2nd 20 gallon tank to create a clownfish tank. Is it possible?

Tazman 04-16-2012 09:52 PM

yes it is possible.

Live rock 1-1.5lbs per gallon to act as your main filtration. Dry rock is also cheaper and will become live overtime.

Live sand, a few crabs and snails as Clean Up Crew.

It does get quite expensive to setup a saltwater tank so take this into account.

Tazman 04-16-2012 09:53 PM

Reefing Madness is the person who will help you the most..he has helped me an awful lot (see my thread on Beginner Questions / Checking)...I have a 29g tank with 2 clowns in it.

dmuddle 04-16-2012 09:53 PM

yea I am going for a couple of jobs at the moment to raise some "funds".

Reefing Madness 04-16-2012 10:38 PM

20g tank
200gph power head
no need for a skimmer doing 10% water changes weekly, you will just have to keep an eye on nitrates.
20-30lbs Live Rock
2-3" Sand Bed
Refractometer
small T-5 light
Thermometer
And your all set.

Reefing Madness 04-16-2012 10:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tazman (Post 1049868)
yes it is possible.

Live rock 1-1.5lbs per gallon to act as your main filtration. Dry rock is also cheaper and will become live overtime.

Live sand, a few crabs and snails as Clean Up Crew.

It does get quite expensive to setup a saltwater tank so take this into account.

:thumbsup:

dmuddle 04-16-2012 10:40 PM

thanks and are you sure the no skimmer that would cut plenty of the cost out of it in australia

Reefing Madness 04-17-2012 09:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dmuddle (Post 1049936)
thanks and are you sure the no skimmer that would cut plenty of the cost out of it in australia

Not required in a 20g tank. As long as you watch your Nitrates, you can export those excess nutrients easily by just doing weekly water changes.

dmuddle 04-17-2012 07:51 PM

okay sweet that saves me a heap of money

dmuddle 04-17-2012 07:53 PM

What will cost me the most in a clownfish tank? besides the tank itself?


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