Small saltwater tanks?

Discussion in 'Nano Saltwater Tanks' started by x5ayin5x, Apr 6, 2006.

  1. x5ayin5xNew MemberMember

    I was just wondering what is the smallest tank that should be used for saltwater? Is it possibe to put one or two tangs for instance in a 10 gallong tank?
  2. chris02_84Valued MemberMember

    i wouldn't recommend putting tangs in a ten gallon...they can get pretty big....i would say the smallest is a 29 gallon....good for clownfish and such...

  3. MikeFishloreAdmin Moderator Member

    Yeah, tangs get way too big for a ten gallon and like chris02 stated, I wouldn't try anything less than a 29 gallon.  Get the biggest you can afford and accomodate.  All fish need stable water parameters, but Saltwater fish even more so and having a smaller tank results in more fluctuation with those water parameters. 

    I'm not saying you couldn't keep a 10 gallon saltwater tank, just that it will be more difficult on you as far as maintenance and testing goes and you really limit yourself with fish selection.

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