Just Bought My 1st Saltwater Tank !!!

  1. Fu Manchu Dude

    Fu Manchu Dude Member Member

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    Hello
    I Just Bought my first saltwater tank:;banaman:;toast
    its a 3 foot 40-45 gallon tank, on cabenit with a sump underneath, and a heater... i bought it on ebay for $105 ;D and will be picking it up in 3-4 days.
    im guessing the sump will be around 10-20 gallons so does that then make it a 50-60 gallon tank ??
    Its going to be a FOWLR setup and im wondering weather i would be better off going with 2-3 larger fish or 6-8 smaller fish. im looking for somthing that would be:
    Coulerful
    Pretty
    Not To Expensive
    Quite Easy To Maintain.
    I like dwarf lionfish
    eels
    clownfish
    tangs
    wrasses
    And I also like flame hawkfish aswell.
    thanks for any help.
     

  2. Aquarist

    Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

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    Hello Cichlidkid and congrats on the new tank. I'll be looking forward to updates from you.
    Ken
     

  3. iloveengl

    iloveengl Well Known Member Member

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    Congrats! I can't wait to see how things come along. :)
     
  4. ATP

    ATP Well Known Member Member

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    congrats,

    what kind of eel and hawkfish are you getting?

    Are you getting a pair or just a single clown? If you want two I would buy one that's already a pair if you want two because they're aggressive. It took me about a month for my clowns to be a pair and they chase each a lot,

    the sump does not make the tank a 50 or 60 gallon tank.

    I would not keep any tangs in a 45 gallon though. Tangs require swimming space, but at the same time they like lots of hiding places which is hard for a small tank because of the size of the fish.
    Poast pics when you set it up
    ATP,
    :;fr:;fg
     

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