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Old 07-02-2013, 01:55 PM   #1
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building a 55 gal. reef tank

Hi every one . Me & my son are starting a 55gal. reef tank . I've have got some of the thing I would need . Looking for some advice on other thing I my need to get . Here is what I've got so far
55 gal glass tank
29 gal. tank for the refueg
mag 9.5 for main pump
2 AquaMaxx 7 " filter socks
AquaMaxx fluidized GFO & carbon filter Media Reactor
Sicce Syncra Silent 2.0 568 GPH for Reactor & Protine Skimmer .
Sea Storm 300 Protine Skimmer
Light for the refueg.
Have any advice for let me know. I was thinking of adding a 20 Gal. fish tank to the same refueg.
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Old 07-02-2013, 02:12 PM   #2
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what light are you going to run on the main display? what is going in your fuge and where?
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Old 07-02-2013, 02:23 PM   #3
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Is the 55 reef ready? If not, I would suggest drilling a single hole in the back pane for a drain. It's very easy. You can go to glass holes.com and buy a complete overflow kit if you like that even comes with the diamond bit.
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Old 07-02-2013, 02:26 PM   #4
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I don't know about the main yet . Looking all op . But on the fuge I got a 8" grow light off a buddy's fuge when he upgrade his fuge
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:13 PM   #5
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Is there a paint can you us inside of the tank & fuge ?
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Just paint the outside of the tank and you dont have to worry about it.
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:53 PM   #7
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Hey... A mag 9.5 is too much return pump for a 55g IMO... You could get away will a smaller. Like a mag 7 or 5. Unless your return is going to be most or all of ur water movement in the tank then go for it. just thought I would try and save u like $30 or so.
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I'd hit up a mag 7 and dial it back with a ball valve.
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:57 PM   #9
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+1 on the ball valve... Will help u find that perfect flow rate. Mag 9.5 has to be sometimes dialed back on a 125. So imagine a 55 lol
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:19 PM   #10
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Thanks for the info on the pumps but I already have the mag 9 & may add a 20L over the top of the 30T fuge and have it run both what do think on this
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