01-14-2007, 08:41 PM
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Nanos can be done, you just have to be careful. BTW, by hardy I mean easy to take care of. In a 10g there isn't much you can keep besides a pair of clowns & a small goby of some sort.
A smaller enviorment is harder to keep stabilized with anything. Then you also have to worry about evaporation with saltwater. When your salinity goes up it can be very bad for inhabitants. Especially shrimp & fish that are sensitive to it, Tops offs of freshwater would be needed daily on that small of a tank.
I think you can do it if you really want to & gonna stay on top of it. I've seen people have great looking 10 gallon tanks before. If you give it a try you need to get 10-15 lbs of live rock for it as well as some live sand. A standard HOB power filter would be suffice on such a small tank. Though I'm one that likes protien skimmers on everything. You could find one for that small of a tank for under $50 probally. If you think you can't then don't try it. As it will just dissapoint you. Instead save up & start a bigger setup. The bigger the better. You can also get auto-top off systems to help you out with that, though around $100. Do some research on nanos & decide. If you can take the proper care of it, it won't be to hard. You just have to stay on top of things & be patient.