Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 08-19-2011, 06:52 PM   #21
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,962
Thanks nemo, appreciate the feedback. Wouldn't ya know it though, I was looking on craigslist and there was a 20g rimless full setup for $250. :-( I paid $100 for the tank and filter setup. I have an email out tohim and I might just return the new setup and buy the used one. Even has a remora nano skimmer and t5 lighting. So I guess I'll just continue with my plans either way.

My next thoughts are for the substrate. Since the Marina comes with black silicone do you think black sand would be too much black or would it be a good contrast. I;ve had issues with cleaning the black sand in my pico, it shows everything...BUT in a 20g I should be able to clean it better since I can actually get in there.

What says the forum? LOL Black sand or regular white? I'm trying to buy and order everything I need over the next few days so I'm ready next week for the setup.

Any thoughts guys? or how about you lurkers, join the forum and comejoin me on my newest build. LOL
__________________

__________________
180g Reef - 60g Rimless Reef -90G FOWLR- 125g Malawi Cichlids- 40b REEF- 34g Fresh Planted-working on- 20L FOWLR- working on
I have a mix of many different saltwater fish amongst my tanks, but I love my Tangs most of all.
carey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2011, 07:07 PM   #22
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
TLTGF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Howell, MI
Posts: 2,123
I'm saying Black sand - I loved it in your PICO
__________________

__________________
TLTGF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2011, 09:37 PM   #23
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mr_X's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
i like the reflective qualities of white sand.
__________________
thanks,
Doug
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2011, 09:45 PM   #24
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
TLTGF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Howell, MI
Posts: 2,123
Very good point Mr. X!
__________________
TLTGF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2011, 09:56 PM   #25
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,962
I have been considering that and since this will be a coral tank primarily that might be the way to go. I think I'll pick up some tomorrow.

Substrate color chosen! woohoo! LOL

The rock is easy, I was gonna order 20 maybe 25 lbs of smallish pieces and add the 5-8 lbs I have in the pico as well.

I'm still torn about using the stock filter that came with the tank. The aquaclear is my favorite filter and I happen to have an extra AC30. BUT the stock filter is way way thin and looks pretty awesome on the tank. BUT I was planning on adding a nano skimmer, probably a remora one ( I know, but I love my other one) and I'm not so sure it will fit with the wide slim stock filter.

This build is going nicely so far, pretty easy I'd say for now. The only thing I really need is a stand, and nope, I can't make one myself. lol I saw a nice sleek one for $65 and a clunky one for $85. The sleek one has to be assembled though. :-( Might have to enlist the b/f for that.

I also emptied the old 10g that is where I'm gonna put this new one. So almost ready for the stand. haven't even taken the tank out of my car yet. lol
__________________
180g Reef - 60g Rimless Reef -90G FOWLR- 125g Malawi Cichlids- 40b REEF- 34g Fresh Planted-working on- 20L FOWLR- working on
I have a mix of many different saltwater fish amongst my tanks, but I love my Tangs most of all.
carey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2011, 10:13 PM   #26
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mr_X's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
skip the remora! there are much better skimmers out there!
__________________
thanks,
Doug
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2011, 10:27 PM   #27
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,962
LOL, I know your feelings about the remoras. hehehe

But as far as hang on back and small? The best I see is the aquaticlife one and I believe thats an internal one. Do you have any suggestions X?
__________________
180g Reef - 60g Rimless Reef -90G FOWLR- 125g Malawi Cichlids- 40b REEF- 34g Fresh Planted-working on- 20L FOWLR- working on
I have a mix of many different saltwater fish amongst my tanks, but I love my Tangs most of all.
carey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2011, 10:30 PM   #28
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mr_X's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
what about a reef octopus? they make HOB skimmers. some pretty potent ones too.
__________________
thanks,
Doug
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2011, 10:31 PM   #29
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,962
Hmm off to aquacave to check it out. lol I thought they were meant for way larger tanks. I have a 24" length to play with and 15 inches in height I believe.
__________________
180g Reef - 60g Rimless Reef -90G FOWLR- 125g Malawi Cichlids- 40b REEF- 34g Fresh Planted-working on- 20L FOWLR- working on
I have a mix of many different saltwater fish amongst my tanks, but I love my Tangs most of all.
carey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2011, 10:33 PM   #30
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mr_X's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
oops...sorry, i misread. i was thinking this tank a bit larger. surf too many threads, and i start putting 2 and 3 threads together....
what about the tunze nano skimmer?
__________________

__________________
thanks,
Doug
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
build, led, rim

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tank2379 60G Cube Build Tank2379 Nano Reefs 49 05-14-2013 11:44 AM
Finally goin salty... My 10 gallon build Homedog98 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 42 07-17-2011 06:28 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:14 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.