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Hello all! I'm tossing the idea around the idea of starting a nano reef tank, probably a twenty gallon or so. Kind of dipping my toes in a little. Any advice or anything like that? I have Been doing a lot of reading an it sounds like it has its challenges but doesn't sound all that difficult. Just trying to get some advice and maybe some experiences?

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benmcfadden replied the topic: Re: Input?

The best thing I found is don't rush anything. Be patient at the start and it pays off in the long run.

It does cost abit but if you check out second hand or auction sites you can get stuff like a slimmer pretty cheap.

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Joshm13 replied the topic: Re: Input?

Yeah, planned on that. I also he some friends here that I know I could get some frags and things from. I don't know what rock to use. And what kind of filter system..

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tehmole replied the topic: Re: Input?

best thing i like to do is to go look at different LFS setups ... and piece together what it'll look like.

a lot of window shopping + asking questions
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benmcfadden replied the topic: Re: Input?

The filter is basically the live rock. You want to buy good quality live rock that is purple and red covered. Looks like Algee. This is what you need to filter the tank and keep things running.

Other than that you need a protien skimmer. Usually in the sump or one that hangs on the back of the tank to remove the proteins that build up.

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benmcfadden replied the topic: Re: Input?

Look at my set up in this forum.

Oh and frags are good and cheap way to build up corals.

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black,orangeoscar replied the topic: Re: Input?

i recently set up a 10 gallon marine tank, did a lot of research and it wasn't crazy exspensive i spend about 100 dollars.

i took an old 10 gallon tank that was lying around the house (its not a nano), and just to warn u nano's are expensive. i filled it up with sand (rinsed the sand first) added water and salt, cycled the tank put a filter, i would recommend an aqua clear 20 or 30 hang on-yes hang on's work in marine tanks to. then i bot live rock for more filtration.

10 gallons is really small, so i went with 2 percula clownfish. They're super hardy, active, and beautiful. im not using a protein skimmer in a 10 gallon, in such a small tank its not necessary.
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black,orangeoscar replied the topic: Re: Input?

although corals and anemones are nice, they're way to hard to maintain for beginners
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Joshm13 replied the topic: Re: Input?

I'm getting a 20 gallon nano with live rock three hob filter sand lights and everything I need for seventy dollars

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Matt replied the topic: Re: Input?

Another good option is craigslist, sometimes you can find people selling entire setups or parting a tank out.

I get tons of stuff on there, and there's always deals to be had.

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