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Old 12-09-2006, 10:58 AM   #1
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Frag tank... Do I need...

I have a 20 with nothing in it and I was wondering if you need live sand and rock in it? Maybe those who are running frag tanks can tell me how they have it set up. TIA.

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I don't have a frag tank, but generally they are bare tanks full of eggcrate on which to sit the frags, light, and a few powerheads for flow.


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I also don't have a frag tank, but my LFS does have a huge frag tank. All it really consists of is a shelves with some larger pieces of LR and then coral growing on those LR and just like mentioned above, good lighting conditions and good water flow.
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I agree every frag tank I`ve seen just has shelves and proper lighting and PH`s for decent flow.
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Old 12-09-2006, 04:40 PM   #5
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I have sand in mine. Not mush but about an inch or so. You can do it any way you like. Mine is plumbed into my main system. I have snails and a cleaner shrimp in there too.
*180 gal Display, 100 gal basement sump, 33 gal refugium, 3x250 MH, 2x160 VHO actinics, zoos, some softies, LPS & lots of acros and other SPS.
*100 gal prop tank plumbed into main system w/ 2x96 PC lights and 1x150 MH,
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Old 12-17-2006, 01:08 PM   #6
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My LFS has 2 large frag tanks. The eggcrate is elevated about 8" off of the bottom. Several large hunks of LR are in each tank. Occasionally a small fish or two can also be found in the frag tanks.

Lots of light and filteration including a large refugium.
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11lb Live Rock - 40lb Live Sand
ProClear Pro 75 - LR rubble & skimmer in sump
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Old 12-26-2006, 07:55 AM   #7
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Just egg crate and a few powerheads in mine.

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