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Old 01-04-2009, 10:16 PM   #1
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Well this weekend I went down to my grandparents for a few days. And my uncle had a few tanks he wanted to get rid of......well I bet you know who took them. They are 10g and 29g same as I have now. The 10g is going to be a freshy tank and the 29g is going to be a salty tank. I was wondering if i could do a reef and have like 1-2 clowns in it. I know with having live rock I won't need a filter. What will I need? There wont be a sump. Here's some things I think I might need:

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20-30lbs. of Live Rock
20-30lbs. of Base Rock
30-40lbs. of Sand
Light of some kind I'll do a bit more research on that.
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This will be set up in about 4 months maby more. I don't have any lfs' near me that are worth going to, the only one near me is a complete dump. So basically I have the three major guys, Petsmart, Petco, and Petland. And Walmart if they any good. It looks like Petland is the most decent of the three.

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Old 01-04-2009, 10:51 PM   #2
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Petland carry's SW fish and Equipment. I would give them a try.
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Old 01-04-2009, 11:03 PM   #4
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whats a good skimmer for a 29g?
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You know IMO 30 gallon and below I would suggest just PWC`s. They would accomplish the same thing in a smaller tank like that. JMO
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Old 01-04-2009, 11:26 PM   #6
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well that makes it even easier. For lighting I've been looking at coralife ill post a link if i find one.
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Old 01-04-2009, 11:37 PM   #7
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Sorry for my mistake

My bad....... tank is actually just a 20 high.......ill just use my 29g fw for this or can i still do in 20 tall?
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Old 01-04-2009, 11:41 PM   #8
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so for since it is a 20g tall ill redo my list
15-20lbs of live figi rock
15-20lbs of base rock
30lbs of sand
coralife light fixture
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for the fixture i think this might do it:http://cgi.ebay.com/24-Coralife-Aqualight-Compact-Flourescent-light_W0QQitemZ190277878719QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_D efaultDomain_0?hash=item190277878719&_trksid=p3286 .c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C3 9%3A1%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50
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I found a better light will this work for corals?:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Coralife-24-Inch...3A1%7C294%3A50
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You might want to save up and get a new lighting system. I don't know that I would buy a used one off ebay, unless you are a DIYer.
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