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Old 05-22-2012, 06:39 PM   #1
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Starting a 40 Gallon Reef

Looking to start a small fowlr tank I have done my research all I am wondering what size tank I will need for either 2 clowns and a firefish or 1 clown and 1 firefish

I was thinking a 20 gallon would do for 2 clowns and a firefish do you thinks that's fair?
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:43 PM   #2
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Yep 20g sounds good for that stock list
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If you are only sticking to the 3 fish you will be ok. I wouldnt go beyond that though.
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No thanks guys that the only fish I want can I do inverts with that or am I pushing it?
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Another question should I use two small ph or 1 large? Also what's a decent brand that's reasonable priced?

And one more question I was thinking of turning my 205 canister into a sump of sorts my plan was to take out the trays and add more live rock with my 20 lbs in the dt, filter floss and some bio media has anyone tried this?
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Old 05-22-2012, 07:49 PM   #6
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Another question should I use two small ph or 1 large? Also what's a decent brand that's reasonable priced?

And one more question I was thinking of turning my 205 canister into a sump of sorts my plan was to take out the trays and add more live rock with my 20 lbs in the dt, filter floss and some bio media has anyone tried this?
You will have no problem doing inverts also.

For powerheads its always better to so 2 or more instead of 1 so your more flexible and can eliminate more dead spots. Look into Koralias. I have 2 550gphs in my 20 that do a good job.

As for the canister. No need for biomedia, your live rock does the same job. Using live rock and a bag of carbon would be best in my opinion.
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Wow thanks guys that's all a big help
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How about 2 marineland maxi jet pro 500gph?
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How about 2 marineland maxi jet pro 500gph?
That will work but you get what you pay for in this hobby, maxijets are loud, unreliable and not as effective as powerheads, good for utility pumps but thats about it.
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Ok it was just a thought I might go with koraila just checking out my options
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