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Old 05-14-2013, 05:03 PM   #1
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Thinking of upgrading my 10 gallon to a 30g reef.

Thinking if upgrading my 10g to a 30g reef tank. What all would be needed besides sand, lr, skimmer and lights do I need? Probably gonna be sump less as it will be in my room.
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I would recommend a HOB refugium Power skimmer for the back. Made a huge difference for me and I was able to get rid of the filter. About $120 on eBay, basically the AquaFugePS.
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You would need powerheads for good flow and obvs a heater!
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You would need powerheads for good flow and obvs a heater!
How much flow would be necessary? I was thing about a 25-30 turnover rate
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I would recommend a HOB refugium Power skimmer for the back. Made a huge difference for me and I was able to get rid of the filter. About $120 on eBay, basically the AquaFugePS.
The lowest I've seen was 244. If you can find a lower deal please send me a link
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:38 PM   #6
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How much flow would be necessary? I was thing about a 25-30 turnover rate
Yes, sounds about right. I have a 55 gallon reef. I have two 750's, two 250's and then the return from my sump.
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You're right, the factory seconds for the Refugium PS seem to be all gone. I'll check my old posts and see if that link is still active.
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You're right, the factory seconds for the Refugium PS seem to be all gone. I'll check my old posts and see if that link is still active.
Ok cool
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I'd drill it an overflow in the tank and get a sump. Real estate is crucial in small tanks. Clutter like heaters, skimmers, and cords take away from the effect of having a small piece of reef in your room. The more I was able to take out of my main display tank over time by adding a sump, the more I appreciated the clean look.
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I'd drill it an overflow in the tank and get a sump. Real estate is crucial in small tanks. Clutter like heaters, skimmers, and cords take away from the effect of having a small piece of reef in your room. The more I was able to take out of my main display tank over time by adding a sump, the more I appreciated the clean look.
Can't do a sump no room
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