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Old 06-03-2013, 09:17 PM   #1
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It wont happen soon but now that i have my 150g set-up i will have an empty 55 or two. For christmas and my bday i want money for tanks lmao thats what i told my parents. So i will prob get around 4-600 so thats my budget maybe a little more but not much more.

1. Lighting that is somewhat cheap but will keep corals etc. alive.

2. What kind of filter?

3. Powerheads? Which ones and how many?

4. Will be getting 60-80lbs of live rock

5. Will pool filter sand work for live sand as i will probably cycle for a month+

6. Beginner corals erc..

Thanks to anyone that helps! Looking at around next january or febuary.
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Get a 125 reef ready tank. either that or a 180....not a 150.
A 40 gallon breeder style tank as a sump, and i'll instruct you on how to partition it.
You will need 125-200 pounds of rock, not 60-80. Just buy dry rock. It's cheaper and will become live eventually.

pool filter sand will work.

you will need a good protein skimmer, rated for 1.5 to 2 times your total system volume.
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Get a 125 reef ready tank. either that or a 180....not a 150.
A 40 gallon breeder style tank as a sump, and i'll instruct you on how to partition it.
You will need 125-200 pounds of rock, not 60-80. Just buy dry rock. It's cheaper and will become live eventually.

pool filter sand will work.

you will need a good protein skimmer, rated for 1.5 to 2 times your total system volume.
Its for a 55g tank not a 150.
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Huh? So, it's a 55 gallon total? Well all advice applies, except for the amount of rock. 50-80 pounds of dry rock should be perfect. BTW, a 40 breeder style tank won't fit in the stand of a 55, so maybe a 20 long for a sump.
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Huh? So, it's a 55 gallon total? Well all advice applies, except for the amount of rock. 50-80 pounds of dry rock should be perfect. BTW, a 40 breeder style tank won't fit in the stand of a 55, so maybe a 20 long for a sump.
Yes. I was saying i just setup my 150g cichlid tank so i dont have a huge budget for the 55. But will have around $400-$600.

1. What would a good lighting system be for a 55 reef.

2. Beginner corals
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Old 06-04-2013, 12:26 AM   #6
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How good is the Aquaticlife 4 lamp t5 HO & led light fixture 48"
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It's ok....What are you planning to keep? You can keep softies and LPS.
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Idk anything about corals lol. All i know is you need is very clean water and good lighting.
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I dont know anything about corals lol. I know they need good lights thats just about it.
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Just keep doing your research and listening to Mr_X.
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