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Thread: double stand?

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    Lightbulb double stand?

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    ok I didn't really know where to put this but anyway my dad was talking about how when he had a saltwater tank he had a double stand and I was wondering if I got one for my 10 gallon tank if I could put a saltwater tank on there too? would this be a good idea? if got it should I put the saltwater on the top or bottom? what could I stock the saltwater tank with?

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    Double stands are great, however I know you have had concerns with buying a bunch of new stuff, and sw can be expensive to get started into. Just my $0.02

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    ok would the salt and freshwater be a good Idea?

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    There's no problem having the two. Just extra work vs having two freshwater tanks

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    Double stands are easy enough to build

    Before you set-up a salt water tank, I would suggest to do a little research first. You never know, you might learn you want a larger or sumped salt water aquarium. It's best to make sure about things like that before you take the time (and money) to set this up.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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    ok I really only want the sw for some corals and maybe a goby or two. what should I stock the sw with? what equipment? what corals?I have been researching sw for about 10 months but I have been researching for a 20 gallon tank.

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    I think a 10 gallon saltwater is much too small. And lots of extra stuff to buy simply for a tank of that size. Corals need good lighting and not sure (if it was me) I'd want to invest that kind of money into a light for a 10 gallon.

    I also had a couple double stands. Didn't care for them myself. Not much fun to have your fish down by your feet out of viewing area.

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    yeah but I am only going to keep zoanthids and mushrooms because I am going to only get florescent lights. I think having a double stand is better than not having a saltwater tank for another year.

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    I have seen people in the saltwater section do 3 gallon nano reefs, so how would a 10 gallon be so different?
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    I know I actually want to eventually set up a 3 gallon picotope for a out of tank refugium.

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