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Old 11-16-2009, 07:25 PM   #1
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Question 75 gallon FOWLR filtration

I am getting a 75 gallon SW tank.At my lfs the guy said to put in a 30 gallon long sump with a protein skimmer in side and a heater in the clean part of the sump.This is the planned stocking list:

x1 yellowhead jawfish
x1 sixline wrasse
x2 ocellaris clown
x1 royal gramma
x1 long-nosed hawkfish
x1 flame dwarf angelfish

Anyway is this good filtration???

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you should have 1-1.5 lbs of live rock per gallon as part of your filtration. A fuge with some macro would be a bonus but if not the skimmer and the water changes should be enough.
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Old 11-16-2009, 08:52 PM   #3
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thanks so I should then have 50 pounds of live rock and 25 pounds of base rock??Also I will prob. go for the skimmer.
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Fishboy, as a last scrap of help as to the size of the tank and the cost: Last night, I was talking to PartyPalooza5 on here (he is another Aquarium Advice member, and he has a 75 gallon tank just like you are planning to get) about the price of his tank. We came up with $850 as a close estimate to the cost of his tank. He has a DIY skimmer that he made with stuff lying around his house so you can add another 100-200 dollars to that sum if he had used a store-bought skimmer, and most of the stuff that he got from his LFS was either on sale, or used. You may want to send him a message, because I dont want to see you start and then not be able to continue because of funds. Just some helpful info that you may want to look into...
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Ok thanks fishmonkey I'll look into that but building over time will be a gradual cost.Thanks anyway!
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alright, then in that case, have fun! Its also helpful to plan the equipment befre you get it. like a very thought out shopping list.

anyways, that sump should be good for that size of tank.
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ok thanks guys!!!
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