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Old 11-02-2011, 11:29 PM   #1
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Help me make the perfect tank! PLEASE :)

So I have strayed from the biocube to the 29G tank build. So I want to make the PERFECT! tank for my CLOWNFISH. Along with Sea Anemones. I have done A LOT of research but I want to hear your opinions

Unless some of you think I should get a biocube...

But please help me what I need to make the PERFECT TANK for my CLOWNFISH!


So far I am getting started on:

29G Tank

Heater: 150 watt heater.

Hood/light: what kind should I get if I want to raise anemones?

Filtration: is a biowheel good enough?

Power Head: do I need one?

Live rocks: of course

Live Sand: Aragonite sand

Test kit: what kind?



So far this is what I am looking into getting. If you guys can help me make the PERFECT TANK! for my Clownfish that would be SOOO much appreciated

I wish I can thank you guys a better way....than just saying thank you
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Old 11-02-2011, 11:49 PM   #2
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29G Tank
Not sure how many clowns you are expecting to put in here, but it's kind of limiting

Heater: 150 watt heater.
Good

Hood/light: what kind should I get if I want to raise anemones?
Consider metal halides or 10,000K or 14,000K compact fluorescents. You need to research the actual type of anemone you want, as they have different requirements.

Filtration: is a biowheel good enough?
Umm, no, not for an anemone. You should consider a protein skimmer. I also use AquaClear filters, but others may have more input.

Power Head: do I need one?
Actually, you might want two

Live rocks: of course
Of course, probably around 30 lbs

Live Sand: Aragonite sand
Yes, good.

Test kit: what kind?
Just stay away from the test strips. I use API test kits - nothing spectacular, but they get the job done.

Good luck with the setup. It should be nice!
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Old 11-03-2011, 12:19 AM   #3
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+1 the aquaclear. You can get the 70 or 110 model and make a refugium with live rock rubble and macro algae. A refugium running in par with a protein skimmer in my opinion is your best choice for filtration.
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Old 11-03-2011, 03:29 AM   #4
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What kind of power head do you guys use?

AquaClear, is this good enough for the sea anemones? I am looking to get bubble anemones. Or what are some good anemones that go along well with Ocellaris clown fish?

I will post up a picture once the tank is all set up!!
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Old 11-03-2011, 03:30 AM   #5
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all4wheels2 thank you for this great input! It really is much appreciated!



What do you guys think about all4wheels2 input?
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Old 11-03-2011, 04:06 AM   #6
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I know I am asking a lot of questions to you guys! and I am really sorry...but I just want to make sure I am getting the rigth stuff haha...

for a 29G tank do is it necessary for me to get the aquaclear 110? or aquaclear 70 ok?
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Old 11-03-2011, 04:22 AM   #7
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Aqueon QuietFlow Filter vs. Aquaclear 110

what do you guys think?
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:45 AM   #8
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Well if you go with the aquaclear I would modify it to make a refugium. Or you can look into the CPR HOB refugiums. Or if you want to get fancy you can get a sump/refugium(your best option).
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0036S...dir_mdp_mobile

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00026...dir_mdp_mobile
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how do you modify the AC 110 into a refugium?
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how do you modify the AC 110 into a refugium?
Google "aquaclear refugium mod" and you'll find tons of instructions
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