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    2.5 gallon salt tank???

    I would like to have a small 2.5 gallon tank and have always wanted a salt water tank what equiptment and what fish can I have in one of these tanks thanks for reading


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    You're going to be extremely limited on an aquarium that small when it comes to livestock; you're looking at having one small fish (such as a goby) and a few snails & hermits for your clean up crew.

    Are you going to use a standard 2.5 gallon, or did you plan on getting one of the 2.5 gallon aquariums that has extra features such as a built-in wet/dry & stuff like that?



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    2.5 gal would be too small for almost everything lol no offense or anything. But you could turn it into an awesome little invertebrate tank.



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    If this is your first salt water aquarium I'd recommend starting with a bigger aquarium.



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    I was planning on just a normal 2.5 gallon with a goby and some snails. What is the best equipment I need


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggles92 View Post
    You're going to be extremely limited on an aquarium that small when it comes to livestock; you're looking at having one small fish (such as a goby) and a few snails & hermits for your clean up crew.

    Are you going to use a standard 2.5 gallon, or did you plan on getting one of the 2.5 gallon aquariums that has extra features such as a built-in wet/dry & stuff like that?
    Just a normal 2.5 gallon with a goby and some snails what should I do


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    To start, you'll need at least two pounds of dry rock, a small piece of live rock, enough aragonite sand to make a 0.5-1.0" deep sand bed, and a filter. Your lighting will depend on whether you want to do corals or not; I would do at least a 50/50 mix of high K white lights & actinic lights in order to make it look its best while promoting coralline algae growth.

    Plan on doing at least daily top offs as well as a water change every other day (if not every day). You will not need a protein skimmer provided that you do frequent water changes.



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