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Old 10-05-2014, 09:30 AM   #11
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Why not just buy one of these?
Rubbermaid® Structural Foam Stock Tanks, 50 gal. Capacity - Tractor Supply Co.
I use these and they are perfect for frag tanks. No construction necessary. Top down viewing is best anyway. You don't need a sump. Put a few pieces of live rock in it and frag racks for the rest. A small fish or two and you are good to go.
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A 6-line is a great idea for a frag tank, in hopes it will go after any flatworms and tubeworms that might show up in the system.
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DIY Frag Tank Build

I would go with one of those and I've thought about that but I can't find one in the little Canadian city I live in. Our TSC doesn't have those. I would have to go over to the USA if I had a free couple of hours. I think I am just going to stick with my square plywood and liquid rubber. I like the shape better.

I was thinking about a 6-line. Would I need other filtration media than live rock if I had one?

Also, what gph flow rate should I go with?

The first inhabitant im looking at is a bubble tip anemone.

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I ordered 1/4" acrylic to build this instead


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I would go with one of those and I've thought about that but I can't find one in the little Canadian city I live in. Our TSC doesn't have those. I would have to go over to the USA if I had a free couple of hours. I think I am just going to stick with my square plywood and liquid rubber. I like the shape better.

I was thinking about a 6-line. Would I need other filtration media than live rock if I had one?

Also, what gph flow rate should I go with?

The first inhabitant im looking at is a bubble tip anemone.

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10x to 40x the tank volume per hour is what is generally recommended for a tank. As for the bubble tip, I would wait and let the tank mature a bit before trying one of those. It's recommended to wait at least 6 months before attempting one in a tank.
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What would be the best option for filtration on a 60G frag tank? I'm thinking zoanthids now.


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Old 10-08-2014, 05:34 AM   #17
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DIY Frag Tank Build

Going to go with a sump with live rock, protein skimmer, bubble trap, and return pump. What size tank should I use for this? Just whatever it all fits in?

I'm also going to order two circulation pump at 1200 gph. Should I place these to rotate the water around the tank or should I get three and zig zag the water?

Also going to get some T5 lighting. Any recommendations as to which bulbs and colours to use for growing corals?

Also, is it ok to use a protein skimmer rated for 530gph?

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