Aquarium Forum
 


Menu
  · Tropical Fish Home
· Fish News
· Aquarium Forum
· Calculators
· Equipment reviews
· Free Aquarium Ebook
· Feedback
· Link to us
· Photo gallery
· Plant species
· Tropica Plant DB
Tropical fish species
· By Common name
· By Scientific name
Tropical Marine fish
· By Common name
· By Scientific name

_________________
  ...

Articles
  · African Cichlids
· Algae Control
· Aquarium Decoration
· Aquarium Resources
· Aquatic Plants
· Barb Fish
· Betta Fish
· Breeding Fish
· Catfish
· Central American Cichlids
· Cichlids
· Clownfish
· Corals
· Corydoras Catfish
· Discus Fish
· Dwarf Cichlids
· Fish Diseases
· Frogs and Turtles
· Goby Fish
· Goldfish
· Gourami
· Invertebrates
· Jellyfish
· Killiefish
· Lake Victoria Cichlids
· Livebearers
· Malawi Cichlids
· Marine Aquariums
· Marine Aquarium Fish
· Other Fish
· Pleco
· Predatory Fish
· Photography
· Pond Fish
· Responsible Fish Keeping
· Rainbow Fish
· Shark Fish
· South American Cichlids
· Tanganyika Cichlids
· Tetra Fish
· Tropical Fish Food

User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Thread: Possible 10g

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    The 330
    Posts
    58

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    The closest thing I could find to ice for your...umm... boo boo - Cassandra   

    Default Possible 10g


    0 Not allowed!
    I miss having a SW tank. My 20g has been down for over a year now. Pretty much the only money out of my pocket will be for the stocking and LR, good thing for a poor person like myself. I might have enough in gift certificates to make this free minus LR and lighting. Just gonna run my current thoughts by.

    Tank(10g):
    - CPR BakPak(possibly with one side as a fuge)
    - 15lbs LR
    - Sand/crushed coral substrate
    - 4x17w T8(2x10000k 2xactinic)
    - Koralia 1 (if the BakPak with a MJ1200 isn't enough)
    - AC filter as a fuge, if not the CPR

    Stock:
    - Yellow clown goby or twin spot goby or pair of neon gobbies or watchman goby or firefish
    - 3 or 4 pepperment shrimp or a coral banded shrimp
    - 2 scarlet hermits
    - 5 electric blue hermits
    - 1 turbo snail
    - 3 astraea snails
    - 3 cerith snails
    - 3 nassarius snails
    - zoas or polys and mushrooms, maybe LPS or SPS
    Last edited by Artificial; 01-07-2011 at 05:33 AM.

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Saskatchewan, Canada
    Posts
    20,090

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7   Chocolate always makes a body better.  Glad you're on the ment - fishmommie   Here's to a quick recovery my friend. - mommy1   Happy Holidays. - gadget228   Have a Candy cane ;-) Merry Christmas - steeler58   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    I guess it really depends on you. I would never recommend someone with limited experiance and knowledge about SW tanks to set-up anything smaller than around a 40 gallon tank. A 10 gallon can be a real challenge, even for someone with a lot of experiance. I would be concerned this would even more of a challenge with the CPR BakPak skimmer as these have not received good consumer reviews.

    I would recommend that you wait and save up your money for a larger system. That's what I did for my first tank and I'm really glad I did.

    BTW, what happend to your 20 gallon set-up ? Why did you take it down?
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    New Hampshire
    Posts
    4,509

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Just because... - alfcea   for starting a saltwater tank - cocoa_pleco   Tanks really coming together! - oldhead   merry christmas - cocoa_pleco   Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  :) - KrytterKrys   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    With that lighting you'll be limited to softies. Sps and lps will need at least t-5's. T-8's don't do much for a reef. Also, a coral banded is going to be too large for a 10 gallon so I would stick to a couple of peppermints. Ours is 6 or 7 inches.

    29 gallon-planted community

    20 long frag tank
    75 gal-planted goldfish

    75 gallon mixed reef with 20 gallon sump






  4. #4

    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    The 330
    Posts
    58

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    The closest thing I could find to ice for your...umm... boo boo - Cassandra   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    My CPR worked great on the 20g. I'm gonna be trying to do everything right this time. I didn't start off with RO/DI water last time, and I believe that's why I had lots of algae for almost 8 months out of the 10 months it was up. I didn't have money to keep maintaining it, so instead of letting it slowy get run down I decided to just tear it down.

    EDIT: Thanks labnjab. Did electric blue hermits go up in price, because on F&S they're $8, and I'm sure I paid like $2 each for mine(from a LFS) when I set up my last tank? If they did indeed rise, I'll be going with dwarf zebras.
    Last edited by Artificial; 01-07-2011 at 12:27 PM.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    10,337

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Thanks for the nice post - Lady Hobbs   a gift your you! - squirt_12   beautiful blue discus - Algenco   felt like it - Lady Hobbs   for all the help! - squirt_12   
    Alzheimer's - Crohn's & Colitis - Cystic Fibrosis - Domestic Violence - Fibromyalgia - Leimyosarcoma - Lupus - ILuvMyGoldBarb   Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - ILuvMyGoldBarb   Graves Disease - Lymphedema - Men's Health - Pro Choice - Prostate Cancer - Scleroderma - Thyroid Disease - Trisomy 18 - ILuvMyGoldBarb   Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - ILuvMyGoldBarb   Male Breast Cancer - Pregnancy Loss - Infant Loss - Sudden Infant Death - ILuvMyGoldBarb   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by labnjab
    With that lighting you'll be limited to softies. Sps and lps will need at least t-5's.
    There are a number of LPS that would do just fine in the same lighting and even less than softies. It is a common misconception that LPS need more light than softies, the truth is that there are many soft corals that need more light than LPS, and many LPS corals that do well in lower light levels. I agree that SPS are definitely out, and the the T-8s are not a great choice either. I personally would go with a minimum of PC lights for the tank.
    Considering a Marine Aquarium? A Breakdown of the Components, Live Rock, Cycling a Marine Tank

    "The capacity to learn is a gift; The ability to learn is a skill; The WILLINGNESS to learn is a choice." - Unknown

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    The 330
    Posts
    58

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    The closest thing I could find to ice for your...umm... boo boo - Cassandra   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    I'm trying to stay on a budget. $58 for the 4x17w or $29 for 2x17w. I'll probably get just a single 2x17w, and either add another or upgrade to a MH or T5HO fixture when it comes time for coral.

    Do my numbers on the CUC seem to high? To me it almost seems that way.

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    pinnacle NC
    Posts
    370

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Your first gift! :) - Agassizii   thanks for the help - Mr.Bluegill   Congrats on your award! - Brookfish   great fishkeeping there buddy. - smaug   Wishing You A Very Happy New Year!!! - Jill   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    My lfs sells blue legs for like 1.50. and if you pay 8 bucks for them, you got ripped off. Good luck on the 10g.

    75 gallon freshwater, 1 pleco, 1 pumkinseed hybrid sunfish, 1 crayfish, 1 sengal bichir,1 convict cichlid.
    45 gallon-ball python-20 gallon-honduran milk snake. 35 gallon-black rat snake
    10 gallon-black rat snake
    90 gallon reef tank
    10 gallon, 2 darters, 2 cory cats
    come over and count all the scales at my house some time!

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    The 330
    Posts
    58

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    The closest thing I could find to ice for your...umm... boo boo - Cassandra   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by sunfishman
    My lfs sells blue legs for like 1.50. and if you pay 8 bucks for them, you got ripped off. Good luck on the 10g.
    That's what I thought. Drs. F&S had them listed at $8. I saw that and sat there scratching my head. Thanks for confirming that I still remember some prices.

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    The 330
    Posts
    58

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    The closest thing I could find to ice for your...umm... boo boo - Cassandra   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Off to the LFS, I wonder what I'll come home with...

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    The 330
    Posts
    58

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    The closest thing I could find to ice for your...umm... boo boo - Cassandra   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Sorry for triple post, time to edit expired.

    I've come home with 6lbs of LR and 3lbs of dry rock. The guy at the LFS said I could boil the dry rock for 10-15 minutes as opposed to a week to get the minerals out. Will that work?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •