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post #1 of 7 Old 11-07-2009, 04:33 AM Thread Starter
Nano Reef - Advice?

My LFS has a nano cube setup that I've been considering getting when I have the money. I'm not certain, but I THINK it's 12g. It's not as big as my 20g, but it looks bigger than my 10g, so. Anyway.

I've been thinking about getting it, but the problem is, I don't want any fish. Specifically, I want either hermits or shrimp and corals. I can't find any info on setting up non-fish tanks - is it a problem? I love invertebrates (advice on what kind to put in a 12g would be nice!), but I have all the fish I want in my 75g freshwater.

So can reefs be setup without fish? o_o I know everyone has the opposite problem - wanting too MANY fish. I don't want any at all. 8)
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post #2 of 7 Old 11-07-2009, 05:32 AM
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Well u can?

But it will be very boring soon you will try to add fish?

12 Gallon is tooo small for even a single fish. u should go atleast for 30 gallon like mine.
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post #3 of 7 Old 11-07-2009, 06:16 AM Thread Starter
I really ... don't want fish. That's what I'm saying. XD I know it won't be the most exciting tank in the world, which is fine - I like the decorative look of corals and the occasional shrimp or crab sighting. It's relaxing. There's a lot of activity in my freshwater tank, which I'm happy with.
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post #4 of 7 Old 11-07-2009, 08:36 AM
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A nano reef will be easier without fish. The absence of fish in no way changes the setup or requirements of equipment, lighting, etc.
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post #5 of 7 Old 11-07-2009, 01:45 PM
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look up sexy shrimp.
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post #6 of 7 Old 11-07-2009, 10:58 PM Thread Starter
owo! Those shrimp are AWESOME. I'm definitely getting some of those.

Now to figure out how many shrimp can go in a species tank. They're so cute. XD
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post #7 of 7 Old 11-09-2009, 08:47 AM
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Those Sexy Shrimp are small, you can probably put five in a 12 gallon without a huge bioload problem. Look up Harlequin Shrimp too. They get a little bigger than Sexies if I recall correctly. Harlequins do have a special dietary need, though.

They eat Starfish.

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