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Old 12-11-2011, 08:06 PM   #1
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Frag tank

All of my corals are growing like weeds and I have been having pretty good luck selling frags. I would like to set up a frag tank. Luckily I have everything laying around to set another tank and sump. Is it possible to do a coral only tank if I feed it a small amount once a week or so? Or do I need at least one fish? The whole point of this is quality water and no bad algae. It will be a 20 tall frag tank, cpr overflow, 30 gallon sump full of live rock, mag 9 return, and a koralia 750.
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:13 PM   #2
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Will you have a skimmer?

You don't need a fish. A few snails would help though.

I have a 24 gal running now, Koralia PH, 4 bulb T5 light, Fluval 405 (circulation only) and some LR rubble/Matrix and a heater. Clean water, good flow & good light is what you want. Simpler the better for a frag tank.
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:19 PM   #3
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No skimmer, its in the sump for my main system
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You should be good with regular water changes & light feeding. I don't use one either yet, will probably get one once I go Zeovit/Biopellet on it down the road.
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Old 12-11-2011, 09:18 PM   #5
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You might want to add carbon, either in a bag or better yet a reactor - keep the chemical warfare to a minimum. Otherwise I think you are ready to rock.

What are you going to light it with?
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not 100% sure yet, I have a 40 watt fixture w/ 1 10k and 1 actinic. I dont think that will support much more than low light stuff so I will prob add another light of some sort over the tank. I don’t want to buy a nice fixture for it because I am in the process of a 8’ 240 gallon build and I will probably be buying 2 48” nova extreme pros for that.

The 20 frag tank is now running in the basement. Needs a big water change because the water is a mess. I have the 30 gallon long sump completely filled with live rock and my return. I’m gonna get some egg crate for the frag racks in the 20.
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I think I will put a green chromis in the tank.
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Old 12-12-2011, 10:02 PM   #8
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You should add a small tang to graze the algae. I get some corals from a frag farm and that's what they use
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20 tall frag tank. No tang.
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Old 12-12-2011, 10:40 PM   #10
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who cares if there is algae in a frag tank. its to grow corals so the more algae the cleaner the water will be resulting in a nicer glowth for the corals
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