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Old 04-15-2004, 10:37 AM   #1
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Looking for a little info on a FO tank...

My wife and I have come into a second tank a 75gallon. We have a reef up and running for a while but she wants to just put a pacaso trigger in the 75. My question is can I just throw my fluval 404 on there and that would be enough filtration. Also it has been running on my reef for months (yes I clean it regularly) so there is tons of bacterian but is that enough. I just don't get it .. in my reef you know I have the LR etc. and that seems to do the job great but how do you keep the FO tanks clean etc.. any info would be great.

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The 404 should be plenty for a 75 gal tank as long as you are careful about bioload. Usually, CC is used as a substrate for FO tanks. You vacuum it just like the gravel in a FW tank. Maintenance on a FO SW tank is very similar to a FW tank. Frequent water changes will control nitrate levels and help inhibit the growth of pest algae.
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Thanks Logan ...

yeah Like I said It will just be a 1 trigger tank or a porc puffer but anyway a one fish tank and a place where I can keep some LR eventually as I slowly acquire it for a large reef in the future...She has to chose the fish I just am a Little wary of how much simpler this is than reef (I am kinda masochisitc i guess).. I just kinda need some reassurance So a fluval will be ok then just do water changes every week and vaccum the substrate. Cool thanks.

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My fish only eel tank is actually more of a challenge to keep up then the reef tanks. This is due to the inability to find appropriate cleaning crews that wont become midnight snacks. I use a trickle filter and a BIG skimmer to keep the numbers in check.

You will have a similar problem with cleaning crew choices, so manual cleaning
is going to be more frequent than in a reef tank.
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