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    CashFan83 - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Did'nt recieve any help on M.R.'s so I figured I would try copying and pasting to see if I can get any help here.

    I have a mated pair of plain jane occy's They host their anemonea and everyone is happy except for the anemonea. Having a hard time getting the flow right for everyone so I am looking at giving them their own tank. I know when you get a tank everyone says bigger is better but we are limited by area to a footprint of less then 36 inches. I like the cubes but the wife does'nt like the cost so we have settled on the marineland half moon shaped tanks as the style she would like and I can deal with. They make a 10,20, and 30. Other then more frequent water changes being a pain with smaller tanks. I am wondering what size tank would be sufficient for the clowns, their nem, and maybe a goby(like the mini watchmen that F. Drs. have)/shrimp combo? The 20 or the 30? That or if I can find a complete set up for under 300 bucks that would make her happy too.

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    I'd go 30 gallon if thats the only option.

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    Definitely go with the 30. Are you planning on breeding? I think the other tanks will be to small for the pair and there nem.
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    Either would probably work. But the 30 would have more sand bed space for the shrimp/goby combo... so that's my vote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom@HaslettMI View Post
    Either would probably work. But the 30 would have more sand bed space for the shrimp/goby combo... so that's my vote.

    Tom
    Yup, 30...as you said, bigger is always better

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    If you dont get the 30 now, and go with the lesser tank, you will just end up with the 30 in the long run.....save yourself some $$, do it right, and get the 30 the first time.

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    Just a matter of finding the right tank now then as my 65g has a 36x18 footprint so the wife really wants the other one to be smaller been trying to get ahold of a couple people who have cubes or close enough to cubes in the 32g range. Have to make some more inquires and calls I guess.

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    Great lakes makes an awsome 34 gallon cubish tank, for an even greater price!

    18"x24"x18"

    The dimensions would look nice in the same room as a 36" 65G tank.

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    And I have a short stand for it....and possibly a canopy- and you could have those free if you need them. Light pine.

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    CashFan83 - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Thanks chris I may have to take you up on that as we have looked at and I have like their tank, I just thought their canopy and and stand prices were a bit high so it may work out best that way.

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    I agree on the 30 if that's the only option. A 60 cube is 24x24x24. It looks like a small tank... very deceiving. That's a very common cube size, so you might be able to find one used if you can work with that space.

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