So i want to

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    Kerber23 Valued Member Member

    So i want to start a salt water tank. I have a 10gal and im not sure if i should use it. I dont want to go all out just yet. I was thinking of having a common Clown and maby a shrimp. If i like it, and feel i can handle it then i will switch my 30 to salt and put my breeding rams in the 10. my question is.. what filter should i use, and what protine skimmer i can use.. (for a 10 gal.. keep in mind im just wanting to see what its like)

    :) thanks
     
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    Meenu Fishlore VIP Member

    Um, you posted this in the frshwater section. I think you'll get better responses in the saltwater. There are a few mods online, maybe someone could move it? :)
     
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    Kerber23 Valued Member Member

    O,o?
    Fish Lore Tropical Fish and Aquarium Forum > Saltwater Aquarium Fish and Reef Tank Forum > Saltwater Beginners
     
  4. Lucy

    Lucy Moderator Moderator Member

    :) Moved.
     
  5. crazedACD

    crazedACD Valued Member Member

    Haha, I just asked the same question...still waiting on responses :p.
     
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    reefdude Valued Member Member

    You really don't need a protein skimmer for the 10G. Should you decide to convert the 30G you will. There are a variety of skimmers as well as filters. Your best bet would be to go to your LFS and tell them what you have in mind and what you plan to stock and spend. :;dk
     
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    Kerber23 Valued Member Member

    :d thanks...any idea for the cost range?
     
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    Naeusu Valued Member Member

    Protein skimmers can range from 50bucks to over 200 depending on the type and size.
     
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    Kerber23 Valued Member Member

    im excited
     
  10. reefdude

    reefdude Valued Member Member

    It's a very rewarding hobby and loads of fun!:;rocker
     
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    Kerber23 Valued Member Member

    I sure hope i like it as much as I think it will be... just cleaned out the 10gal. and put my Blueram into my other tank wich has a breeding pair
     
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    Oil_Fan Well Known Member Member

    Even in a 30 gallon you could get away without using a skimmer. Just keep up the 5 gallon WC's and you'll be fine. Now if you go reef, then I'd absolutely add a skimmer.
     
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    Kerber23 Valued Member Member

    well thats my plan :) :D So even a skimer in the 10?
     
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    Kerber23 Valued Member Member

    So after some planning... and some thaught provoking ideas.. i have come to a conclusion. 10gal tank stock

    2-Blue Damsel
    1-Red Tree Sponge
    1-Orange Tree Sponge
    1-Chaetomorpha(i dont know :/)
    3-5lbs of Liverock
    1-Yellow Porite (I dont know :/)

    now i forgot, i thaught i read somewhere about live rocks and invertabrates....?
    what lighting :O this is all so much >.O
     
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    Naeusu Valued Member Member

    https://www.fishlore.com/Profiles-YellowtailBlueDamsel.htm Need about 30 gallons...the only things in saltwater i think that can function well in something as small as a 10 gallon are shrimp, crabs, and seahorses...

    The sponges don't need a lot of light so you can go with compacts on something as small as a 10 gallon. Chaeto grows well with compacts as well, just be careful it doesn't overtake your tank because it loves to grow. You're supposed to have roughly the same amount of live rock to gallons of water, but i'm not sure if you can put 10lbs in 10 gallons...are you going with sand or a bare bottom tank?
     
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    Kerber23 Valued Member Member

    sand