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Old 01-06-2004, 04:54 PM   #1
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My First SW Endevour [ Frmrly: Got my tanks today! ]

Got my tanks for the saltwater setup today.

I just have it setting next to my TV in the living room until I set it up


I was thinking powerheads to pump water from one tank to another, is that the right way to do it?
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Old 01-06-2004, 05:23 PM   #2
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5 tanks 8O ... You've got it bad
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Old 01-06-2004, 05:47 PM   #3
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well that would work but imo ya be better using pump from a sump not a ph!!
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Thats why I asked if it was the right way to do it, Steve


obsessed, its 6 tanks if you count the sump :P
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Old 01-06-2004, 06:20 PM   #5
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im the same way have a 90/70/55 with a 55 fuge and 50 sump but still alway want another for one thing or another
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Okay, I'm looking at big-als to order my heaters for the SW tank, I was thinking of doing 2 200watt Visi-therm heaters. Was thinking one in the main tank hidden behind LR, and one in the 10gal sump.


Is this a good idea?

Also, do I need a UV sterilizer? and can anyone suggest a rather cheap skimming system for my setup?
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Old 01-06-2004, 07:33 PM   #7
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i have never used a heater my self !! uv are ok not really needed imo if ya qt good !! for your setup and ya want a cheapy go with the seaclone but drill a hole in the lid and add a hard 3/16th line with a small air stone works great imo !! with out the air stone they are trash !!
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I know that you are looking for a cheap skimmer but this is not the way to approach it.. You need to get a good one like aqua c remora from captivereefs.com you really need to get a good one.. Now personally I love what it takes out.. but the bubbles it puts in are outragous so also get the surface skimmer..



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I know that you are looking for a cheap skimmer but this is not the way to approach it.. You need to get a good one like aqua c remora from captivereefs.com you really need to get a good one.. Now personally I love what it takes out.. but the bubbles it puts in are outragous so also get the surface skimmer..



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When I say cheap I ment if anyone spotted a good one on ebay or aquabid.



Stocking Idea.
I'm a total n00b to SW fish, so I've just been doing what research I can.. and wanted to run this stocking passed everyone.

Radiata Lionfish

2-4 PomPom/Boxer/Anemone Crabs
Dieterius Attack Pack Standard

Algae Attack Pack Standard

And maybe, Just Maybe

Ghost Eel



Not to mention any corals or anemone's after the tank matures quite a ways.



Also, I was wondering if the 10gal sump would be big enough, or should i upgrade to a 20gal?

And when I eventually get everything set up, would it be wise to buy something like a 55gal rubbermaid garbage can, and mix up my water in there to the right salinty, have a powerhead to keep the water moving so it dosn't go stagnant, So I can just scoop water out of there when I need to top the tank?
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