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Old 09-21-2012, 08:06 PM   #11
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I think what I am scared of is the enormous cost of anything bigger than a 90. I looked at Jacks and they got everything for a reef system with lights and everything for around $1500 pre-drilled. I looked on Cragslist and other sites and I can get a bigger tank a 200 gallon for that price without being drilled. I wouldn't know how to drill a tank and would be scared to do so. I can do it, but I don't know how to set up a sump tank and all that. The one at Jacks comes with all that ready to go.

I am planing on learning how to do a sump tank, because if I am going to do something this big, I need to know. So I am sure that fear of mine will go away once I start learning how too. The drilling part will still scare me!

Lets say I get a 200 gallon tank pre-drilled with a sump tank and plumbing ready to. I can and I have found some for about 2 grand. How much more would it cost me to set that tank up and be ready to go? How much live rock would I need for it? I hear that each tank needs at least as much live rock for each gallon it holds. So 200 pounds of live rock!

I found this, is this even good live rock?

Buy Walt Smith Premium Fiji Live Rock - 44 lb. Box Online | Vivid Aquariums

I just think I get scared of price when it comes to going bigger. I am not scared of commitment to the tank or learning how to do it. A lot of people tell me Bigger is easier.

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Old 09-21-2012, 08:18 PM   #12
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The only reason I said purple was b/c it's my favorite tang. Yellow would be less aggressive most likely.

Yellow and purple are pushing it in a 75 but depending on the fish it may work. 6' is the to be safe general recommendation. A bristletooth or kole would be a better fit as the generally reach 5' most sites show the largest scientifically recorded specimen so usually take 1-2 inches off. It's like saying people grow up to be 8'0 ft tall when in reality we usually are around 6'0ft.

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Old 09-23-2012, 08:31 PM   #13
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I'm following this thread to the T.. I plan on doing a 90 gallon reef in the near future.. currently have a 29 gallon reef with 2 occy clowns, 1 firefish, CUC, and about 8 diff corals

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