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Old 10-06-2004, 06:58 PM   #1
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300 gallon set-up

I may be getting my schools 300 gallon saltwater tank because they don't have room for it anymore. the seems need to be re-done and the glass cleaned up a little. I was wondering what I should put in this tank to get it started, and if at all possible could you put in the cost of the items? thanks.
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Old 10-06-2004, 07:35 PM   #2
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Hi, WELCOME TOAA!! What type of tank do you want to keep? I am assuming SW. Do you want FO, FOWLR or reef? Price is going to vary. However, plan onspending A LOT of money. This is an expensive hobby. To outfit a 300 gal. you could spend well over $1000. tha tis not including LS, LR and livestock. Decide what type of tank you want and we can help you from there. Lando
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Old 10-06-2004, 07:38 PM   #3
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probably reef or fowlr
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2.5 gallon nano -3lb of LR, 3 LBS of LS and some Caulerpa prolifera and a trumpet coral and some xenia.

29 gallon - getting ready to cycle.
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If that is the case, I would recommend a DSB with at least 450 lbs of LR. you also need to consider lighting. On a tank that size, the proper lighting could cost upwords of $1000. Look at the bright side...you are getting a 300 gal. tank for free, right?
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well on the case of the lighting costing so much i might as well just start off with a FO tank with fake decorations to start and eventually turn it to reef in time if that can be done.
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You can keep a FOWLR until you decide to go reef. LR is so benifical to the tank I would hate tosee you go without it. You do not need any special lighting to get the great bio-filtration benifits LR has to offer.
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oh cool, would i need live sand with that as well or no and how much live rock would i need. If i can get the tank and fix it up it will be a very slow moving process because i am in 11th grade and have no job. what about pumps and all that?
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the good news is that this hobby is slow. You do not need to do everything right now. I would go with a 3 inch DSB and 450 lbs of LR.
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so what would be the best place to get liver rock from the cheapest. and what about pumps and those things
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liverocks.com without questions. the best LR available. It should run just over $5 a pound. As for pumps...wht type of filtration do you plan on using. You will need a few power heads to circulate water...Lando
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