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Old 01-31-2013, 07:38 PM   #11
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And once you start ull never stop lol
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:59 PM   #12
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And once you start ull never stop lol
I believe you haha
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:30 PM   #13
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So here's my list of questions

1. How big of a tank
2. What do I need for a reef tank
3. How do I set up a sump
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So here's my list of questions

1. How big of a tank
2. What do I need for a reef tank
3. How do I set up a sump
Tank size the bigger the better you will need live rock live sand skimmer and a lot of time to do it rite the longer you wait to put things in the better it will be
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:48 PM   #15
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Tank size the bigger the better you will need live rock live sand skimmer and a lot of time to do it rite the longer you wait to put things in the better it will be
Ok good, it's going to take me a while to get it all haha
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:58 PM   #16
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Sorry buddy but I disagree I would start with mabye 20/ 30g nano till you get the hang of parmiters etc and fish it is also less expensive and gives you time to build and collect for a bigger tank that's what I'm doing and still learning and will also be waiting another at least 5 months till I upgrade again you also need to pick if your going for fish only tank of reef read slot before you jump in hope this helps
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:21 PM   #17
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Larger tanks are easier to maintain. For one salinity is harder to control in smaller tanks as your water evaporates and leaves the salt behind. Things like that are easier to control. I started with a 55 and recently moved into a 125. If I could I'd had a 250!!
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Yeah larger the better tbh but don't go straight into reef keep it as fowlr for a bit
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Yeah larger the better tbh but don't go straight into reef keep it as fowlr for a bit
Ok, FOWLR is fish only with live rock right?
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So here's my list of questions

1. How big of a tank
2. What do I need for a reef tank
3. How do I set up a sump
What fish do you intend to keep? If you like tangs, then you want a 6' tank. A 125 would be the smallest I would go, but a 180 is a better choice.

What do you need for a reef tank? You will need a reef ready tank, a sump, lighting for both, live rock, a good quality protein skimmer, power heads for flow inside the tank, a refractometer, and test kits.

A sump is just an extra container of water to increase total water volume and keep many of your components in, like your skimmer, any reactors, and possibly a refugium. What exactly do you want to put in your sump?
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