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Old 08-13-2013, 01:20 AM   #11
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I am actually more for going with the color on the wet rock the purples and pink and red more than anything. now I just need to find a very big pirate ship wreck I know lame but my daughter wants so I am going to put all the rock on the wall and make like a sand bar with a wrecked pirate ship and start adding coral to the ship and rocks. But I want something like this Astounding 220G Pirate Shipwreck Discus Aquarium - YouTube but maybe not that big but close
The colors on the live rock all come from coralline algae. Even if you do buy it wet the coralline algae that's already on it usually dies off and then slowly grows back in your tank.
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Old 08-13-2013, 11:13 AM   #12
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Question I still have not bought my power heads and I am torn between two 800GPS heads or one dual 1600GPS that I can change direction on each head on the dual.

either this
Dual Wave Maker 1600GPH Circulation Aquarium Reef Powerhead Magnetic Drive Pump | eBay

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2X Wave Maker Aquarium Reef Powerhead Water Pump 800GPH Fish Tank Magnetic Drive | eBay

those are the 2 style any input?
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Also another question not sure since this is my first tank but I understand there is limit on how many fish vs how many coral? what is good balance I would like to be more fish sided than coral at the moment. So far I have a yellow damsel in there for cycling and will have about 42lbs to 47lbs dry to live rock.
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Question I still have not bought my power heads and I am torn between two 800GPS heads or one dual 1600GPS that I can change direction on each head on the dual.

either this
Dual Wave Maker 1600GPH Circulation Aquarium Reef Powerhead Magnetic Drive Pump | eBay

or this one

2X Wave Maker Aquarium Reef Powerhead Water Pump 800GPH Fish Tank Magnetic Drive | eBay

those are the 2 style any input?
I saw those last night and they honestly scare me. I would be 100% skeptical of any product online that doesn't have a product name posted along with the obvious sub par translation to english. I would look at getting either 2 hydor koralia powerheads or 1 Jebao wp25

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Also another question not sure since this is my first tank but I understand there is limit on how many fish vs how many coral? what is good balance I would like to be more fish sided than coral at the moment. So far I have a yellow damsel in there for cycling and will have about 42lbs to 47lbs dry to live rock.
That damsel is an aggressive fish that doesn't really have a place in a peaceful reef environment and it is going to be hell to catch when you want to remove it, especially when you get all your rock back in there. You will have to pull everything out to even have a chance of catching it. I would honestly pull it out now and use either a cocktail shrimp in a nylon stocking or pure ammonia to do the cycle.

As for a balance of fish to coral, there isn't one. You can have as much coral as you want in the tank so enjoy You will probably be able to fit about 5 fish max in there though.
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Thanks for the info I went with one of these Koralia Nano 425

And now I have all my rocks in place total of 45 Lbs of Live and Dry Base rock and the little yellow damsel.





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Good choice on the koralia. If you are going with a reef setup however you will definitely want to look at getting more than just one of them. I have 2 of the 240s on my 20H reef tank and they don't provide anywhere near enough flow.
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thanks yeah I am going to probably pick another one up in next month or so running out of funds.
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Yeah... that tends to happen a lot with salt water
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So I just installed my Nano 425 Power Head on the right top side of the tank just over the rocks going downward and than I have the waterfall current from the Auqa Clear 55/75 going in the middle. is this a good placement for the Power head?
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That's really hard to tell just by looking at it. You will need to check how the water flows around the rocks by following larger particulates and seeing how they move
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