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Old 11-12-2013, 09:10 AM   #11
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Where did you get the head decoration bottom right? It looks awesome! Nice tank btw
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Old 11-12-2013, 10:37 AM   #12
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I'd took the advice given to me by you guys, the eel is rehomed, was becoming a hazard on my water quality anyways, but is the live rock completely necessary might have more then 5-8 I would say appx. 2/5 of the tank is filled with it
Got a pic of the tank? Im not sure how much is even in my 39 gallon, but id guess around 40 or more lbs. I still have room too. Also another 10 lbs in the 20 gallon sump. 5-8 is ok but why not get some cheap dry base rock and add it. Some rock is lighter though. Ive had a couple light pieces for their size. And thats a good thing. You want as much surface area you can have in that tank! Live rock is your ally, cant have to many allies. Just my 2 cents. Heres my 39 with upwards of 50 Llbs.
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I've got around 125 pounds of live rock in my Elos System 120 (94ish gallons DT and 30 gallon sump) and 45 pounds of live rock in my 38 gallon.
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Old 11-12-2013, 10:24 PM   #14
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Head decoration was found at LPS, and when you guys mention having a sump, should I think about having one for a 30 gallon?
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Old 11-12-2013, 10:26 PM   #15
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Here is my 30 gallon fish only as of now, the eel has been rehomed, thinking about stocking 1-2 more fish any suggestions?
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Old 11-12-2013, 10:35 PM   #16
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I'd say you are stocked with 5 fish. You don't need a sump but it adds extra volume to the tank. You will need a hob overflow to get the water down to it.
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Old 11-13-2013, 12:48 AM   #17
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you're tank might look low on stock but once your fish get full grown you'll see just how little room you have to work with. you're pretty full as far as stocking goes.
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:54 AM   #18
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Although your tank is what most people would call fully stocked, as long as you keep up on water changes I think you'd be fine adding a small shrimp goby like the yasha goby with a pistol shrimp if you wanted.

As for the sump idea I don't think you need it but i would add some more rock down the road. i run a 20L reef w/o a sump and Personally, on smaller Nano "ish" tanks I dont like a sump unless the tank is drilled b/c then you have to have a bulky overflow on a tank that is limited in size. Again going without a sump just make sure you do regular water changes and pay close attention to topping off.
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Old 11-13-2013, 08:00 PM   #19
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Okay I might look into getting some new live rock soon, i should by the goby and the shrimp together?!
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