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Old 06-13-2018, 05:08 AM   #1
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Smile My Beginner Reef (Aqua One Mini Reef 90)

I am wanting to setup an aqua one mini reef 90 and I had a few questions.
The tank is a about 90L or (24 gallons) in the display and a I donít know what the sump volume is. The kit comes with a heater, skimmer, light, return pump and cabinet. This is my first saltwater aquarium but I have heavily researched the products I do this especially after I see something at my LFS that I like. (I am at the LFS too often to not have a tank!)

Stocking:
Pair of Ocellaris Clownfish
Yellow Watchmen Goby
Cleaner Shrimp or Fire Shrimp

Upgrades:
AI Prime HD LED
Rossmont Mover M3400L Wavemaker Pump
A return pump upgrade?
A new skimmer suggestions?
ATO suggestions?

Cleaner Crew:
Nassarius Snails how many?
Hermit Crabs how many?

Any other suggestions?
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Can I ask why you are spending the money on a kit setup and upgrading rather than putting together all the pieces you want to save you money?
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The reason is that I can’t afford to buy everything individually and that these will be future upgrades not necessarily to bought straight away but if you have any recommendations for a tank with sump then sure. Doing this will also get me into the hobby quicker even though it is for more money. Since I live in Australia I don’t have much variety in terms products.
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I actually don't see much wrong with this system. The lighting will most likely need an upgrade eventually, which you pointed out.
Other than that, you'll need at least one powerhead in there. You'll be aiming for between 10-50x turn over of the water column.
As for now, keep things simple. If this is the setup you are dead set on, go for it. Then you can get yourself moving towards having 1 lbs per gallon of both live/macro rock and sand. Between that and the powerhead(s) you'll be moving in the right direction.
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Thanks for the feedback I really appreciate it. I am just trying to gather as much information as possible. I have considered using the light that comes with it as a refugium light when I upgrade would this be appropriate? I have also thought about getting the next level aqua one mini reef which is the 120 just give the extra volume because I wouldn’t have to get different equipment for upgrades. I am going to rule out the skimmer upgrade until I have the skimmer to see wether or not I can make it quieter as well as the return pump upgrade which I am doubting would need an upgrade unless I want it to be silent. Is the 10 - 50x the water volume just for the powerhead or for both the powerhead and return pump?
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You have a beautiful tank yourself which lets me know that you know what you are doing and that I have come to the right place for information.
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The 10-50x turnover is for all pumps that are moving water around. Itís really just a guide as youíll be moving them around and trying to get the flow right.
As for a refugium light, any light will grow algae. Iíve done it with a power saving bulb and a clip on work light. Just the better the light the better the algae growth.
Thanks on my tank. I accidentally got too much kalk paste into the system recently and killed pretty much everything...so were working towards getting back into the swing of things.
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Thanks for the info I will look into my water turnover and sorry to hear about your tank.
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