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Old 10-06-2006, 08:33 PM   #1
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about to start working on a 180 gal setup

I should be recieving my 180 gal all glass tank on monday. (petco was having a sale buy the stand get the tank free...... thought 357 for a 180 with stand was a good deal) I now have 2 400 watt mh and 2 DIY skimmers.
(both have been tested on the reef i have now)

Looking to do a fowlr tank and leave the small tank for the reef.

looking for any suggestions...
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If your going to do FOWLR then you dont need special lighting. The only filtration you`ll need is 1 3/4 lbs per gallon of LR and a skimmer. Cant wait to see pics.
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I agree, and congrats on the great deal!
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That's 300 lbs. of rock!?!
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Then you do as Roka says.... "get base rock and seed it with LR", but I agree that is a lot of rock. Just think....

Base rock:
$2/lb x 250lbs =$500

Live rock:
$6.50/lb x 50lbs = $325

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I have 200 lbs in my 125. I dont see any problem. IME, my tank doesn`t see any problem either.
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I dont know what you see as defensive. I was merely pointing out that I have 1 3/4 lbs per gallon that I suggested that you questioned. You questioned- I answered. What`s to be defensive about?
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