New Tank! Maybe

Discussion in 'Saltwater Aquarium Setup' started by TheFishOnThestreet, Apr 18, 2017.

  1. TheFishOnThestreetNew MemberMember

    Hello so I have been thinking of starting a 25 gallon saltwater tank. I was about to go for a 55 gal but I thought it was too much lol. Anyways I wanna know if these are some good inhabitants for a 25 gal tank.

    2 Clownfish
    1 cleaner shrimp
    1 Nacarius snail
    Some coral ( Dont know what type i wanna get yet)
    And I dont know what rock i should get.


  2. Katelyn DunnValued MemberMember

    The water parameters may be easier to control in a 55 gallon. Also according to live aquaria clownfish need at least a 30 gallon tank for a pair of two. Other thank that I don't know much about saltwater. I've just done the research because I would like clownfish.  

  3. NartWell Known MemberMember

    25 Gal would be perfect for the listed tank inhabitants.

    You can also add a few other inverts to your clean-up crew as well to make your tank if you wanted it to be more lively.

    Beginner corals to try out:
    Duncans, Rock Flow Anemone, Green Star Polyp, and Blastomussas.

    The corals above, I've had great success with. Just keep in mind, what might work in one reef tank, might not work in another. So start small and get small/inexpensive frags.
    Stick to softy or LPS corals.

    Rocks... it's really personal preference. Look into "Life rock" this is artificial man-made stuff or walk into your LFS and look at live rock. Each has their pros and cons. I personally like both types of rocks.

  4. TheFishOnThestreetNew MemberMember

    Clowns can live in smaller than a 30 gal trust me on that.
  5. TheFishOnThestreetNew MemberMember

    I Might get the Flower anemone the blastomusa and green star polyps. Also i have chosen life rock
  6. TheFishOnThestreetNew MemberMember

  7. NartWell Known MemberMember

    Emerald crab is good too.

    So a little insight or at least from my experience. The more I have this reef tank. The more I focus on the corals. Now it's to a point where my clowns, skunk cleaner shrimp, and emerald crab are annoying. They annoy all my corals. Be it stealing food, resting on them. I'm actually over keeping them in my tank lol.
  8. aaron0gWell Known MemberMember

    I've found my emerald crab to be the most irritating to corals, my pistol shrimp is always moving sand but would definitely get another cleaner shrimp and more turbo snails they have been great, dwarf hermit crabs take it or leave it in my experience.
    I've got a couple of clowns and a yellow watchman goby as well as inverts and corals in my 23g display (with sump) and they seem very happy, levels stay stable and no aggression. Good luck
  9. TheFishOnThestreetNew MemberMember

    Instead of emerald crab maybe a turbo snail will be better
  10. NartWell Known MemberMember

    I'm looking to get rid of my skunk cleaner and emerald crab this weekend lol.

    I would get Trochus snail over turbo
  11. TheFishOnThestreetNew MemberMember

    I have used turbo snails and have liked them im gonna stick with them
  12. KimberlyGFishlore VIPMember

    Sounds like you have your mind made up.
  13. TheFishOnThestreetNew MemberMember

    Think so!

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