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Old 12-02-2005, 07:05 AM   #1
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Salt Water holding tank

Hi there,

I just bought a salt water tank complete with livestock (2 clown fishes and a clean up crew) second hand. The problem I have is that as this is my first salt water tank I don't want to have to rush to set it up to get the fish in. So I was wondering would it be possible for me to set a a FO holding tank where the fish could send a week or 2 while I set up the tank. The tank currently uses a combination of live rock and an external filer, but I would like to get rid of the filter and add some more live rock, I was therefore thinking that I could use the external filter (1050 l/h flow rate), with a 15 gal tank I have spare, some water out of the tank, a spare protein skimmer and set up a small holding tank. My questions are:

1. Is this possible/sensible?
2. Would I need some kind of substrate at the bottom or could I leave it bare?
3. What else would I need in the tank apart from a heater?
4. How long would the fish be OK in a tank like that?
5. Should I just forget about this idea, sell the livestock to my LFS and just buy some new ones when I'm ready?

Thanks in advance for all your help!

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Old 12-02-2005, 07:50 AM   #2
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What you want to do is fine and it will work. I would also add some of the LR to the holding tank. Running barebottom is fine
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