Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 06-21-2004, 04:05 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Evansville, IN
Posts: 49
Upgrading to 175g Oceanic--Need sump recommendations???

Tranferring my established 75g reef tank to a 175G Bow Oceanic. Never used a sump system before and plans are to load the chamber with bio-balls--New @ used, Set an asm 450g rated euro-skimmer (model g4) in the sump and run activated carbon in the filter slot. The tank itself will contain over 200 lbs of live rock, (150 of which is being transferred), plus the sediment, probably another 70-100 lbs. I'll have to add new rock and sediment to polish it off but trying to x-fer all the old stuff I can. The fish load will be extremely light during the first few months--less than 10 smaller tangs and such. I'm no expert in reef tanks and new to the overflow setup. My 75g tank used only a refugium and a worthless hang on skimmer. Results were adequate but not where I want to head with my big tank. The fish load will be much heavier and I want to be able to sustain corals very well. Any suggestions or confirmations that I'm on the right path would be greatly welcomed. My first post to this forum.

Jeff W
Evansville, IN
__________________

__________________
jeffw85 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2004, 04:39 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 426
Welcome, you will learn more here than you can possible imagine. Not from me of course, but the rest of the people are great. I would think even in a 175g that a heavy bioload would reduce the health of your corals in the long run. Corals do not take to nitrates the way fish do, so it becomes a real issue. The only other thing I would say is to dump the bio balls they tend to increase nitrates. Good luck and post pics, because that is probably the tank I am buying very soon.
__________________

__________________
Hook'em Horns!
MadManMac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2004, 09:49 AM   #3
AA Team Emeritus
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Virginia
Posts: 2,256
Send a message via ICQ to fishfreek Send a message via AIM to fishfreek Send a message via MSN to fishfreek Send a message via Yahoo to fishfreek
Looks like your inital plans are very well thought out.
__________________
Remember dont tap the glass, your fish will think you're an idiot -Anonymous mother

Check out our articles area. 30+ Aquatic articles for your enjoyment
Are you in or around the Shenandoah Valley area? If so click here to join our regional forum.
fishfreek is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
1.5g, 75g, oceanic, sump, upgrading

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
oceanic sump model 3 reeling reefer Saltwater Reef Aquaria 8 06-12-2006 04:00 PM
Oceanic sump model 2, is it big enough for a 125 gallon FO? 20 20 General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 4 07-08-2005 03:04 PM
Sump recommendations Please!!! steinbrook4 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 4 01-24-2005 07:28 PM
Oceanic Sump I'm stumped JackBurton General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 4 12-12-2004 02:40 PM
Sump Recommendations aquafreak Saltwater Reef Aquaria 4 12-01-2004 01:00 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:11 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.