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Old 01-14-2013, 01:36 AM   #1
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Round 2

Picking up a 40 gal breeder tank on weds already have it on hold (good to know people) lol
I want to start another reef tank but only this time
with a predator them looking for ideas
so I can start a plan for the scape
I would like to make it as different but realistic as I can

I will also use this tread as the build progresses

I know this time around I want to do a lot more SPS

Look forward to hear all your ideas

looking forward to another smooth cycling process
so wish me luck
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:30 AM   #2
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the guy told me he might have a skimmer too
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:37 AM   #3
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Well since you have had saltwater before, you probably know predators are big waste producers and waste ultimately means nitrates. You probably also know that nitrates are not good for most coral, especially SPS.

That being said, you could still get your predator. I would just stock very lightly. An angler would look very cool with coral, as would a dwarf fuzzy lionfish.
There aren't a ton of predators that can fit in a 40.
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I didn't even think of that ,
I just want to change it up some and thought a predator would be neat , but anglers never even crossed my thought
I still have time to decide on stock and direction of this build
time to rethink this a little

and I'm still open to new ideas
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:12 PM   #5
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Like I said, definitely doable. But if you'd prefer to have a few more fish, not the best way to go.
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I would do a full blown SPS reef with some nice small fish that have nice small poop! lol
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:05 PM   #8
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again, people do it, but anemones can cause problems with coral. they can move around as they wish and sting.
You need an established tank for one, but you might be better off adding one before coral so it can choose a spot. however, that would take 6+ months of patience.

Perhaps someone with more experience with sps and anemones will chime in though. I just research a lot!
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:52 AM   #10
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If you're wanting to do a predator tank, go with an angler and lion. Just make sure that they are about the same size. If the angler was larger, I could try to eat the lion. You could corals and macro with them. Dragon's breath macro would look really awesome!
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