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Old 07-29-2005, 07:04 AM   #1
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55 Gallon FOWLR Set-Up

~:Tank:~
55 Gallons
48x12x21
110 lbs. of LR
3.5 in. of Sand
100 lbs. of sand

~:Equipment:~
AquaFuge Sm.
Bak-Pak Protein Skimmer
Double Strip Fluorescent Lighting
2 Power Sweep 228
Instant Ocean Hydrometer
Coralife Digital Thermometer
Emperor 400 HOB Filter

~:Addictives:~
TropicMarin Marine Salt
Kent Marine Calcium
Proper pH 8.2
AmQuel
Marine Bio-Spira

This is all I got so far, if I have any mistakes please tell me.
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Old 07-29-2005, 09:08 AM   #2
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2 Power Sweep 228
I prefer Maxi-jets. They seem to last longer. the powersweeps have a poor record.
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TropicMarin Marine Salt
Kent Marine Calcium
Proper pH 8.2
AmQuel
Marine Bio-Spira
the only thing you need is salt and AmQuel if you are using tap water. Do not waste you money on anything else, especially the bio-spira. If it was truely the miracle product if claimed to be it would have far better backig on this fourm. Stir clear.
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Old 07-29-2005, 10:10 AM   #3
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if i may also recommend to ditch the hydrometer in leu of a refractometer, may not be 100% needed, but it is 100x better IMHO

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Fish=1 yellow tang, 1 yellow headed jawfish, 1 pink/blue shrimpgoby, 2 perc clowns.
Future fish = 1 sixline, 1 lawnmower blenny
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Old 07-29-2005, 08:47 PM   #4
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~:Tank:~
55 Gallons
48x12x21
110 lbs. of LR
3.5 in. of Sand
100 lbs. of sand

~:Equipment:~
Bak-Pak Protein Skimmer
Double Strip Fluorescent Lighting
2 Maxi-Jet 900(230 gph each)
Instant Ocean Hydrometer
Coralife Digital Thermometer
AquaClear 70(300 gph)
SW Master Test Kit

~:Addictives:~
TropicMarin Marine Salt
AmQuel
Kent Marine Calcium(?)

~:Fish:~
This is a list of fish I would like to keep, next to them is how big they get.
Bangaii Cardinalfish(3")
Blue Neon Goby(2")
Chalk Bass(3")
Cherub Angelfish(3")
Court Jester Goby(2 1/2")
Firefish(3")
Marine Molly(3")
Sixline Wrasse(3")

~:Inverts:~(Updated)
20 Cerith Snails
20 Margarits Snails
15 Banded Trochus Snails
1 Common Cleaner Shrimp
4 Peppermint Shrimp

~:Questions:~
Will 760 gph be too much for a 55 gallon FOWLR?
If I want coralline algae growth don't I have to add calcium?
Any corrections on how big the fish get?
Any fish that is not compatible with other fish?
Are any fish not compatible with some inverts?
Is there anything I missed?
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Old 07-30-2005, 09:20 AM   #5
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Just a FYI the bumble bee snails will eat and kill other snails... I would skip them and get another type.
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Old 07-30-2005, 05:41 PM   #6
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~:Tank:~
55 Gallons
48x12x21
110 lbs. of LR
3.5 in. of Sand
100 lbs. of sand

~:Equipment:~
Bak-Pak Protein Skimmer
Double Strip Fluorescent Lighting
2 Maxi-Jet 900(230 gph each)
Instant Ocean Hydrometer
Coralife Digital Thermometer
AquaClear 70(300 gph)
SW Master Test Kit

~:Addictives:~
TropicMarin Marine Salt
AmQuel
Kent Marine Calcium(?)

~:Fish:~
This is a list of fish I would like to keep, next to them is how big they get.
Bangaii Cardinalfish(3")
Blue Neon Goby(2")
Chalk Bass(3")
Cherub Angelfish(3")
Court Jester Goby(2 1/2")
Firefish(3")
Marine Molly(3")
Sixline Wrasse(3")

~:Inverts:~(Updated)
20 Cerith Snails
20 Margarita Snails
15 Banded Trochus Snails
1 Common Cleaner Shrimp
4 Peppermint Shrimp

~:Questions:~
Will 760 gph be too much for a 55 gallon FOWLR?
If I want coralline algae growth don't I have to add calcium?
Any corrections on how big the fish get?
Any fish that is not compatible with other fish?
Are any fish not compatible with some inverts?
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Old 08-01-2005, 02:32 PM   #7
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you may need more than 100 lbs of sand to make 3.5 inches of depth. i used 150 lbs in my 55 gallon, and i think it is pretty close to 3.5 inches.

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150 LB Playsand (~3-4 in DSB)
2 x Blood Red Fire Shrimp, 2 x Cleaner Shrimp
2 x Black and White Percula Clown, 1 x Orange Spotted Blenny, 1 x Red Stripe High Fin Goby
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Old 08-02-2005, 11:33 PM   #8
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Try this

http://www.garf.org/calculators/SandBedCalculator.asp
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SG 1.024, temp 79.5, pH 8.4

Livestock I added:

1 skunk cleaner. 12 hermits: red, scarlet, blue. 15 or so assorted snails. Discosomas, Ricordia, Rhodactis mushroom corals, chaetomorpha (sump), 1 feather duster, Montipora digitata, Montipora capricornis, Montipora hispids. assorted zoos, Xenia, Kenya tree coral, green Sinularia, green star polyps, branching hammer coral, bubble coral, Devil's hand leather. Yellow chromis, purple firefish.

Hitchhikers: the usual suspects :crabs, bristles, urchin, mantis shrimp (now in exile in mantis tank)

List of possible/likely newcomers:

Feather duster. PJ cardinal, Bangghai cardinal, Firefish goby, Clownfish, Neon goby, Yellow watchman goby, Orchid dottyback. Various corals.
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