60 ltr Marine setup

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  1. RoCkFoRdGuN

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    Hi guys was thinking this morning of starting a small little 60 Ltr marine setup so i can get familiour with marine .
    I read up on big setups .So i was wondering what type of equipment is needed for a 60 ltr. 1 Fish place told me just buy a normal filter there is no need for protein skimmers and so on in a small tank and also not wave makers cause u dont want heavy coral . All i was thinking about was maybe 2 clown fish or something and then some liverock BUT for like anemones am i gonna need some wave makers and special lights with timers ?
     
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    please take the time to carefully select your fish/corals/inverts that you will eventually keep and then build your setup and equipment from there...
     
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    YEah of course cant just go and buy things was just thinking if i start out small i can learn as i go along like i did with the tropical fish i now for a fact marine is much more complex in every way
     
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    marines can be simple... if planned from the start

    starting with a small water volume complicates it abit more because you have very little room for error compared to a larger system and this makes it a costly experience to learn as you go but once you know what you want to keep then you will know what equipment to get and setup right from start.

    perhaps it would be best if you list the fish you have in mind as well as the equipment you have available then the planning can begin... there's some pretty good cheap(er) equipment on the market now to setup and get started.
     
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    Check out the sister site to Tasa. Marine Aquariums of South Africa. http://www.marineaquariumsa.com/ there you will find all the stuff you need to know. Not saying that the people on this site don't know just the other site is only marine and there will be guys that have also started were you are now.
     
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    A 60 litre is way too small to keep anemones!! They will need perfect water conditions and lights!! Not to mention you can only add an anemone after at least 9 months!!!

    Also starting out with a small tank will not be benificial in the end (trust me, I've made that mistake) Bigger tanks are easier to look after and maintain the water conditions.

    I also suggest you go and check out MASA where the Marine specialists will help you!
     
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    The smaller the system the quicker things go wrong.
     
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    Please don’t be disheartened by what we say (not trying to offended anybody). If you really want to go into marine as well go ahead we are just helping you in your understanding of what marine aquariums require to run them. Remember every one started with a little thought and today they have that little thought sitting in front of them( of course with lots of heart ache and money spent). We all have to start somewhere.
     
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    i Heard this before lol
    all that i thought was if i can first learn the ins and outs of marine i can go bigger .I lost alot of tropical fish before i got it right and that is why i thought it will be better but it makes sense tho. Im gonna save up and c what i can get
    Thx for the help :)
     
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    Go to the marine site as wito-zn has mentioned. You will learn a heck of a lot about marines and set ups there.
     
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    I am going to echo the previous statements in this thread... Go for medium size. You don't have to go crazy at first, but the medium sized tank - 100 - 200 L will be better than a 60l tank. Firstly, the environmental parameters wont shift quite as drastically in that sized tank, as they will in a smaller tank and it will be easier to control fluctuations.

    Secondly, you can always get another, bigger one down the line and use that one as a really good, stable Quarantine tank.

    Thirdly, You will have a little more leeway with regards to the species you can keep.

    Always remember that if you are unsure about something, ask the guys on the marine forums BEFORE you do it. They will always try to steer you in the right direction, and help you make decisions that will benefit you short term, as well as long term.
     
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    I just can't stop reading that link you posted!!! Awesome tank...
     
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    This tank is insane its awesome and the size ... dam its awesome
     

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