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Featured 6 gallon saltwater aquarium!!!

Discussion in 'Help and Advice' started by Ilovesaltwater, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. Ilovesaltwater

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    Yep another question, are there limits?

    I had an idea that will save me money, im 14 and at school with gcses on the way and am just looking at getting a saltwater aquarium to go with my freshwater, i originaly planned to go with a big 30G tank and everyhting, untill i realised that i had a 6 gallon ( 25L ) in my garage, its got a very powerful external filter that has a very powerufl flow back into the tank, a heater and a light with one blue and one white light. Could i possibly keep a clown fish in it and some corals like this tank:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTBBuHCUNic]5 gallon nano reef tank - YouTube[/ame]

    Thanks alot
    Mike
     
  2. Neil

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    6 gallons is fine for a nano tank with a clown and some corals and you dont need an external filter just some live rock (3kg) and a power head and I would also recomend a nano skimmer
     
  3. Ilovesaltwater

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    I have a problem, on my aquarium it has a hood with 2 sections, one witht he light in a one with the external filter in that compinds to make the hood, i can have it without the filter and just the light so i can clip the skimmer and powerhead on, but don't i need a filter?
    Mike
     
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    Don't get a clarkii like in this video, they get too big (or a maroon). Whether you can keep corals will depend on the light type.

    That video looks more than 6 gallons though
     
  5. Neil

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    can you post a picture (upload to photobucket and post the img link)
     
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    I am going to play devils advocate here and say forget a clownfish and look for a nice coral goby or similar. I really do feel 6 gallons is not big enough for a clownfish either a percula or an ocellaris. Some people disagree with me, which is allowed, but I would suggest looking for a smaller fish that's just as colourful :)
     
  7. Ilovesaltwater

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    I'll do it now :), brb
     
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    Im with Jenny here anyone got a adult female for those that have seen my female perc they would agree that this in 6 gallon isnt enough.

    Im of the opinion that fish should be calculated to their max size not what you buy them at.

    As Jenny says many wont agree, Ill get a pic up sometime of my female, put it this way its easy 3-4" long and 1.5-2" wide
     
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    I'm with you two as well. A baby oc. is fine...but it wont stay that way for long. Ive just joined the fluval edge club (25L) and im planning on one goby at the most. But thats not a problem as these are great fish to watch. Get some shrmp etc. as well. Will be a cracking little tank.
     
  10. Ilovesaltwater

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    Hi, i put them as an attachment, hoefully it worked
     
  11. Ilovesaltwater

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    darn it, how do i do it?
     
  12. Neil

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    upload to photobucket and post the img link
     
  13. Ilovesaltwater

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    Will do, 1 sec :)
     
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    Ok, heres some pics of it, hope there ok :)

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    Mike
     
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    Done :), just above this, i didnt add it as qoute
     
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    looks great lighting isnt great but some softys should be fine
     
  17. Ilovesaltwater

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    Could i have a clown fish in there?
     
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    I had a 50 litre tank like that. You'll find the lighting better if you take off the clear plastic light cover and clean it with descaler. When you take that off, you will be able to see what wattage/type of bulb it is. You may be able to get a marine equivalent bulb for it :)

    The only thing I would say is what have you put in the tank before, medication and plant food wise? You don't want to use it for corals if you have had anything with copper in it in the tank :)
     
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    I still say no...it's too small.
     
  20. Neil

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    sounds like no to the clown

    it may be just better to get a bigger/better tank with better light lighting as well
     
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