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post #1 of 6 Old 02-19-2008, 10:21 PM Thread Starter
10 gallon fun :wave:

hey guys I'm 13 and live in Florida, tank pics coming soon. I was wondering about setting up a ten gallon tank for copeopods and other inverts. Have you guys ever heard of this? i have an aquapod so its sort of hard to do a sump but i might if thats what you recommend. any ideas

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post #2 of 6 Old 02-20-2008, 02:19 AM
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There is no reason why that shouldn't work if its done correctly and you're patient. This isn't something that can be slapped together in a week or 2, but it is very possible.

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post #3 of 6 Old 02-20-2008, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
ok thanks it would be nice just to swap the water from tank to tank every couple of days.
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post #4 of 6 Old 02-22-2008, 09:34 PM
i think ten gallons look great with me put some corals and some clownfish on it so it looks more attractive..
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post #5 of 6 Old 02-22-2008, 11:36 PM
i've actually harvested copepods in a 10 gallon before so it is very possible, I used a small canister filter and 2 36watt compact flourescent bulbs and then filled the tank with live sand and caulerpa from a refugium on a different set up and just let it grow.... eventually i started sticking a few peices of liverock and some different colored zooanthids along with a small powerhead and cleaner crew and it turned into another nano reef, but it worked fine before it got fancy : )
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post #6 of 6 Old 02-23-2008, 02:28 AM
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Be careful what animals you decide to put in there. A 10 gallon will hold 1 ocellaris clownfish, but that's the limit. If you want more than one fish, possibly 2 small gobys, such as shrimp gobys or clown goby/shrimp goby combination. 10 gallons won't sustain a lot, and if you overstock it then you risk causing issues quick. Also, be careful which corals you put into that size of a tank. Not all corals can handle being that close to each other, and most have sweeper tenticles that can span anywhere from 5 - 16 inches in length, used to sting each other. If they sting each other, they eventually wipe each other out to allow enough space for themselves... you typically end up with only 1 coral in the end. If you need help in what is safe to put into a nano, let us know and we can make some suggestions for you.

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