Tank size for beginners

  • What size tank do you recommend for beginners getting into salt water? I'm sure tank size also matters for the amount of fish and the size but are the smaller ones easier to manage or does it not matter?

  • 100% agree, the bigger the better when it’s your first time with saltwater. Ideally anything above 40-55 gallons would be ideal since it has more room for you to get used to doing water changes, testing for various things, and making sure the lighting is right for anything you plan on keeping.

  • I've started off with a 37 gallon tank to start off. Think I'll start off small and see how I go first.

  • I feel like a larger tank is just physically easier to work with. But it also gives you more flexibility if you really want to build up your reef community.

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