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Old 10-14-2012, 11:37 AM   #1
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Planning my 240 Help Me out!

So in about 6 months I will be moving into a new home where I will be installing a 240g In wall tank. the dimensions are 96l x 24w x 25h. This thread will be on going as I need help making decisions along the way.

The first choice I need help with is probably the most important. Do I go FOWLR or Reef? Personally I lean to reef but doing a reef in a tank that size doesn't let me have some of the cooler fish that would be able to go in a tank that size. So that makes me lean to the FOWLR so I could have a small shark or other larger fish. What one would you choose? also money isn't a factor at this point in time in the decision making process.

I have also considered hooking the systems together and having the large tank be fowlr and a smaller tank like a 75g be a reef beings I already have all the equipment to run a 75g reef.
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Keep the 75 how it is IMO. Was a nice bare bottom I thought. As for the 240...I'd say FO. I was bored at work and surfing through LA yesterday and looking into fish I'd want in a FO tank. Should have 1 of each.
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You can do a fake reef tank with fake plastic corals
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If money isn't much of an issue and you've got the wall space how about this. Put your 75 next to the 240, scape the 75 like an ocean shelf that drops off to the abyss (your 240) which would be a fowlr... Kinda hard to really explain but the picture in my head is amazing lmao
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If money isn't much of an issue and you've got the wall space how about this. Put your 75 next to the 240, scape the 75 like an ocean shelf that drops off to the abyss (your 240) which would be a fowlr... Kinda hard to really explain but the picture in my head is amazing lmao
I was thinking of doing something like this because I will have utility room that will have the equipment and everything in it and the tank on the outside wall. I was thinking of having the 75g on a short wall then when you turn the corner there is a 240g along the long wall. Well that was an easy choice will definitely have one of each.

so beings the tank is only 24" wide does that limit me? should i be getting one that's 5ft long and 36" wide? I want to have a Koran or Queen Angel and a cat shark or 2. I would hope the 24" wide tank is wide enough for these fish
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If you really want reef then do a fake reef and put coral inserts
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If you really want reef then do a fake reef and put coral inserts
I will never do this, I think that fake coral looks terrible
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what kind of lighting should i use? Im thinking of just going LED
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If this is FOWLR maybe just some ecoxotic light strips? If coral...ecotech LEDs since you're not on a budget!
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If this is FOWLR maybe just some ecoxotic light strips? If coral...ecotech LEDs since you're not on a budget!
I will be talking from now on about a FOWLR. i guess i could go that route what are some other thoughts?
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