Just Bought My 1st Saltwater Tank !!!

  1. F

    Fu Manchu Dude Valued Member Member

    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:
    Not To Expensive
    Quite Easy To Maintain.
    I like dwarf lionfish
    And I also like flame hawkfish aswell.
    thanks for any help.
  2. Aquarist

    Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

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

    iloveengl Well Known Member Member

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

    ATP Well Known Member Member


    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