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Old 09-10-2013, 05:07 AM   #1
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bought another tank so starting a new build :)

I bought a 4ft tank with a stand for $50 i need to get a filter and heater then ill be set to start my cycle
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Old 09-10-2013, 05:08 AM   #2
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Sweet, what's your plans? I also have a 55, love it...
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Old 09-10-2013, 05:12 AM   #3
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Just gonna go with a reef tank im upgrading from an 8gal nano im not to sure on the size of this tank yet as i havent measured it. Its going to have a clown fish and a yellow belly damsel thats all i got so far in my nano i know its over stocked but they have a new tank now
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Old 09-10-2013, 05:17 AM   #4
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Ah, yes I realised when I typed that you said 4ft and assumed 55g, sorry! For what it's worth my only regret was not setting it up with a sump when I first got it (it was my first saltwater and I didn't know) as it is I run Berlin style just fine - I have half a tank worth of corals, the ones that my puffer won't eat
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Old 09-10-2013, 05:25 AM   #5
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Haha i want to run a sump but will probably just run a canister filter the local shop charges $70 to drill one hole in the tank so i cant afford that haha i want to have it packed with corals
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Old 09-10-2013, 05:28 AM   #6
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If I may suggest not using a canister, I am sure you've heard of the expression 'nitrate factory' in saltwater tanks! Although there are people who have had success with them, I hear the cleaning maintenance is a couple of times a week! Will you have a skimmer, powerheads?
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Old 09-10-2013, 05:31 AM   #7
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Oh hah maybe i wont have a canister haha i have a koriallia power head what filter would you suggest?
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It's all up to you of course, I run filter less - two powerheads, one at each end and a skimmer, that's it. Weekly water changes and all is stable, I have a lightly stocked tank though, I think that helps...
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Ill have to look at some skimmers my LFS only sells aqua one
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I just measure the tank its a 55 gallon
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