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Old 01-13-2009, 07:38 PM   #21
 
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And DO NOT get a Damsel, especially in a 10G with another specie of Damsel (yes, clowns are Damsels). They will attack and harass the others constantly, and then good luck trying to get it out after it is in. You can have one alone, if you want.

Be sure to not add any fish untill 2-3 months AFTER the cycle. CUC goes first. Second fish is 8+ months in.
Wait, so I can't have 2 clowns in a 10g together? (if they are the only fish in the tank)?????
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Old 01-13-2009, 07:51 PM   #22
 
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Wait, so I can't have 2 clowns in a 10g together? (if they are the only fish in the tank)?????
You can have two clowns. I meant one Clownfish with one "regular" Damsel. You would need to add the two Clowns at the same time, though, so aggression stays down and they will hopefully pair up. I had two for about 1-2 months, but one refused to eat. I still have the other, and he is by far my favorite fish I have ever owned.
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Old 01-13-2009, 08:29 PM   #23
 
Ok, now idk what I'm gonna get yet, anything from a 10g-20g. supposing I get a 20 gallon are there any other fish or inverts that will go with 2 clown fish ??? (20 long
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Old 01-13-2009, 09:01 PM   #24
 
There is a lot, actually. Way too many to list because we don't know what else you plan on doing. Figuring out all of your filltration methods, lighting, etc, is way more important than figuring out fish. Do you have any ideas on that yet?
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Old 01-13-2009, 09:35 PM   #25
 
OOOOOO!!! That makes me happy! I didn't know if there was anthing exept snails!! (I still want snails with my fishies, I just want other critters too!! SeaClear™ 20 Gallon Eclipse 2 Compatible Aquariums - Aquariums - Fish - PetSmart

this is the tank i REALLY want. I will get some reall good lighting, not sure exactly what yet, and I am planning on live rocks and coral. don't worry. I would get an fish are coral or any of that till I have done LOADS more research!!!
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Old 01-13-2009, 09:51 PM   #26
 
Just a word of advice - don't get that tank. For one, it isn't a 20 long. Two, it is acrylic. You do not want an acrylic tank unless you like scratches on your tank, and all over. Third, why would you spend $150 on a 20G tank that is horrible for Sw when you can get a 20L for $20-50, and then spraypaint the back.
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Old 01-13-2009, 10:54 PM   #27
 
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agreed. even keeping an eye out on www.craigslist.com can offer a place to find a used tank cheap
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Old 01-13-2009, 11:38 PM   #28
 
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Agreed, if you do want corals look for something that's reef ready. Also the biocubes or aquapod are good tanks for a quick setup. Cody and onfish could tell which is the better as i've never used them... I made the mistake of getting a NON-RR 25g tall tank for $600... and that was just the tank and stand. No canopy, lights of anysort, nothing... I've learned, but it's a really pretty tank.
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Old 01-13-2009, 11:54 PM   #29
 
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i personally would buy individual parts then get an AIO tank like a bio-cube. I feel you can find a 20gal tank for a good price, get good lights, even a sump for the same price if not cheaper as the 12 gallon setup which comes with PCs. just my 2 honest abes
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Old 01-14-2009, 12:01 AM   #30
 
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I didn't say it was great advice... JK JK.. i know if you go to Petco, they have 20g long there for sell at $25-$35. It's just the tank. Then you can get a stand or build one for cheep too. Also get the filtration going and it not be a hang on or canister filter, and nothing with bio-balls and you've got a tank... (don't forget the powerheads).

I was just suggesting the AIO as a quick start...
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