Complete newbie...which tank do you advise/recommend

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  1. maqsmaqs

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    hi all
    complete newbie to the world of tanks/fish
    have visited many of the establishements located in cape town,with differing advise etc given
    looking for a medium size tank preferably with a stand.
    have seen both boyu and juwel ranging between 80L/125L so needed so impartial advise on what in this range of sizes would you advise
    as mentioned complete newbie so im assuming the tanks that come complete with lamps,filter etc would be convienient initially

    look forward to taking on this amazing hobby
     
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    cant PM - Snoek

    hi snoek..got you pm ..unfortunately i cant reply or pm until i have more posts on here

    what tank are you looking to sell
     
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    hello and welcome maqsmaqs

    Look in the for sale section. There was a couple of TL550 tanks available in the Cape area. They are pretty much plug and play. Long term, you will likely upgrade to something bigger. But a TL550 is a great way to start and learn.
     
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    Hi riaan

    I'm also new and was wondering if the size of a tank restricts what corals you can have?
     
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    And do more corals mean you can have less fish?
     
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    Yes, you can't have a clam that grows 30cm's in a tank that is only 50cm's wide and long. But that being said, you can always look at smaller corals. There are so many different corals out there that a size restriction wont really bother you.

    Fish wise...this is where you will probably struggle with, as almost everybody with a nano does. You look at that pygmy angel and think "must have" but its not the best idea.
     
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    small clam yes, it takes a while to grow big and by then you either had upgraded already or sold it.

    Some corals like sinularia and pin cushions can become to big, Others like pulsing zenia can take over.

    SPS colonies can fight for space later.

    But generally, corals are not that much of an issue when it comes to tank size. What will bother is the type of light you have above the tank. Te standard nano TL550 lights are not for all corals. OK for softies, but not SPS
     
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