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  1. Yuri

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    Hi i have started with fish keeping 3 munths ago now i find my self with 3 tanks a 1ft ,2ft and 3ft freshwater my first tank was given to me by frends imegrating my second tank as given to me by frends moving the last i got my self at a petshop
    so now the next step is to get a salt water tank
    what is the smallest shark ?
     
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    Mike Retired Moderator

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    Welcome to MASA, sorry but even the smallest sharks require huge tanks (3-4m +) they need specialist care and should probably be left in the sea.
    There are many smaller reef fish that you can look after and enjoy much easier.
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Welcome to MASA :)
     
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    Welcome to Masa. I agree with Wee-Man
     
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    welcome to masa, hope we can answer all you questions!
    enjoy your stay
     
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    Yuri Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the welcoms
    will a blou spot stingray a lionfish be a good combo wat els can i put in the tank with thes fish
     
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    Stingrays, will require a HUGE tank, I would not suggest starting marines with this kind of livestock.

    Get a system up and running and learn the art then start looking at the exotic fish
     
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    Must agree with Warr, Ive been on this forum for 6 months now and Im still learning, I dont even have a Display yet, so take it easy read and learn from MASA as you will be spending lots of $$$$
     
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    I have got my self a 180 *60*60 tank to use for saltwater fish
    i think i must get a bamboo shark and if it gets to big i will give it to a forum member if sum one is intertested
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Certain sharks eg.bamboo sharks can be kept in smaller tanks. 1.8 should be fine.A Blue spotted stingray can also be kept in a tank that size.
     
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    To be honest, there aren't many tanks that could take a bamboo shark - or anyother shark for that matter, you should have a rethink i believe, as much as you want a shark, they really don't belong in tanks.

    Sorry to be all doom and gloom fella, but i'm trying to save you lots of grief.
     
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    Dude, that is down right cruel, sharks are big swimmers and they need loads of space, even the smaller species are only suggested in 2000L + tanks.

    Also there not many reefers that have tanks to take care of this creature and the guys with monster tanks, generally have sharks or are not interested.
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    mmhh.Will have a chat with Cassim from Julies Pets.He knows of a few species that can be kept in smaller tanks.Will keep you guys posted on it.He has successfully setup a few predator tanks.
     
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    Here some details on the Bamboo shark, size of your tank is too small IMO.

    The other thing that concerns me, is look at care level.

    Think long and hard before getting of these beautiful creatures

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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    180 Gallons = 681 litres
    Yuri's tank size is 648 litres
    It, might just make it.
     
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    That is a minimum, it will grow bigger than his tank.
     
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    To be honest,i love my toilet :p
     
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