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Old 07-05-2012, 05:58 PM   #1
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55 gallon build

This is my first salt water tank. I want a 55 gallon. This is my shopping list so far. Without the 55 gallon tank lol. Can you guys tell me what else I need and what I dont?
I also attach my current 10 gallon freshwater tank just for fun.
The filters in the shopping list are rated for 80 gallons , should I buy two?
What about the protein skimmer do I even need one for this size of a tank ?
And the uv sterilizer ? Do I need one ?
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Sterilizer link http://www.petco.com/Shop/Product.aspx?sku=1237039
Filter link http://www.petco.com/Shop/Product.aspx?sku=226831
Protein skimmer link http://www.petco.com/Shop/Product.aspx?sku=1570714
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Old 07-05-2012, 06:08 PM   #2
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What do you mean you attach your freshwater tank for fun????? Two of those filters would be fine. Idk what that protein skimmer is never heard of it. I would get a reef octopus hob 1000. They're supposed to be amazing. Uv sterilizes do almost nothing so spend that money on rock and sand.
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Old 07-05-2012, 06:10 PM   #3
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I mean I attached the picture just for fun. And I'll check out the skimmer right now. I hope it's not pricey
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:33 PM   #4
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I checked it out , it seems pretty good. I Hope I get more input from people
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Old 07-10-2012, 07:04 PM   #5
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First stage of stand
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Old 07-10-2012, 08:06 PM   #6
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Are you planning on doing a sump or no? And I like a AquaC Remora S HOB for a protein skimmer that what I'm going to do when I do my 55, and am going to run without a sump and going to have a HOB Filter with carbon and GFO and keep up on weekly water changes, with plenty of live rock and live sand
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Lil thing I noticed that you probably already accounted for but do you think you should attach a door stop to the stand cause it looks like the knob may hit the tank and who wants that haha
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Is this going to be a reef or FOWLR system?
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It's going to be a reef, and yes I will attach something in the bottom so the door knob won't hit the tank.
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And no sump , I want to get a canister filter though.
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