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  1. oceanic boy

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    Hı fellow reefers...

    Whats the smallest shark we can keep ın a tank and where can ı get 1?... Also whats the easıest corals to look after?
     
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    Sharks are best left to the experienced reefer that has the financial ability to support them for many years. In tank size you are looking at a minimum of 1K liters for the smallest of the cat sharks and 30k liters on average. Reef sharks such as the black tips and white tips will need an aquarium of 30k liters up when fully grown.

    So best leave them in the sea.
     
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    Lol good ıdea... Rather go to the aquarıum to look at them:thumbup:
     
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    I did not even know people kept sharks in tanks.
    I am sure that must be one expensive fish to keep.
     
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    Yes sharks are hardcore. Exotic pets has 2 black tip reef sharks in there DT, but go and have a look at how huge that tank is!!

    Easy corals are your mushrooms, zoas, gsp. Basically your soft corals.. rics etc
     
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    Hey Tremayn, good list - but I wouldn't agree with the last two bits. Some soft corals can be tricky - African blue cespitularia is known to just wither in many mature tanks, and ricordeas especially can be a great deal more tricky than your usual mushies etc.

    The golden trio of starter softies in my books are star polyps, zoanthids and mushrooms. I've also had tremendous success with pulsing xenia - although many have reported it withering in their tank for no reason (they like relatively dirty water and will go limp if the water is depleted of iodine - which should not happen with regular WC).

    I am pretty against keeping a shark in a home aquarium. Unless it is truly stupendous in size and the owner is willing to make the commitment considering how long lived they are.
     
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