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Old 11-18-2016, 07:53 PM   #1
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Custom 29 gallon rimless build

So I have decided to get back into saltwater after a short break of no aquariums except a 300 gal turtle tank and a 300 gal iguana enclosure with some neon tetras. But anyway I have an empty 29 gal rimless tanks I used to have seahorses in. I want to start a journal style here right from the beginning. Talking about equipment and the process of setting up a reef tank from the very beginning. Right now I have 2 sunsun 530gph wavemakers and that's literally all I have so far. I'm open to any suggestions for anything else, right now I'm leaning towards a AI primd hd for lights and I think I want to do HOB filtration. Any sugestion on other equipment or stock list?Click image for larger version

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Old 11-18-2016, 10:10 PM   #2
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Rock flower anemones are really popular right now. You could make yourself a garden easily in a tank that size.
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Old 11-19-2016, 12:56 PM   #3
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Well the only things i'm absolutely positive I want are a hammer coral and 1 Black ocellaris clownfish and an orange ocellaris. Other than that i'm very open. I was leaning more towards lps corals with some sps. I think i want to stay away from anemones.
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rock flowers are among the easiest to maintain and don't require as bright of a light as most anemones , mine will hide under a ledge if the light is too strong , I keep rock flowers in my reef . they do fine with corals , 2 clowns as they grow will need a bigger tank over time , if it were me and xmas is around the corner a lot of those bigger pet stores usually have those buck a gal sales and I would jump into a 40b breeder , you would love the foot print too .

now looking back you probably are tight on space with all those other tanks
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2 occelaris clowns would be fine in that size tank their whole lives. I have rfa in my 20 gallon and while cool they don't offer any movement or different growth forms like a lot of corals do.
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I'm fairly confident a pair will be good in this tank, I had a pair in my 20 awile ago and they were fine. I also did purchase the prime hd today, I was going to wait and see other people's advice but I got an offer from Amazon for $100 off my next purchase so I had to do it, $250 lights for $150 sounds good to me
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The light came in today, I love its design and how powerful it is, I've had a little trouble with the operating system but I'm sure that will get better. I also need to get a new heater which I forgot about does anyone have any suggestion for a very reliable/efficient one? Click image for larger version

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Has anyone used an aqua life 115 mini internal skimmer? I just picked one up for a great deal. I've never used a skimmer before so I don't know anything about them or how they work
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The tank is now in my room and the light is attached, I'll be waiting until a few days after Christmas to actually fill it up thoughClick image for larger version

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Cool build! I've heard great things about those lights. Can't wait to see you fill it up.
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