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Old 02-12-2012, 10:09 PM   #11
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i will by the time i put the tank up
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Old 02-12-2012, 10:21 PM   #12
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no i dont but i will by the time i put it together. i just need to get my dry rock and an upgraded filter and i can set it up. while its cycling is it nessecary to have a powerhead on it or can i wait till i put corals and fish in it?
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and one more question how many gph should the filter be able to do?
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I would be running a power head the minute you fill it with water and add your rock.
What type of filter are you considering for this tank?
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Old 02-13-2012, 06:28 PM   #15
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im not sure of the brand but it is a canister filter that will push 525gph and has a uv in the filter. i have a 55g tank that is a sump but it is to much hassle to srill the tank and put in overflows and whatnot and ive heard to many horror stories of undrilled sumps overflowing. and thats what i thought but i figured itd be good to ask. so once the tank is cycled ill have to put crabs and starfish in right or can you put fish first?
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im not sure of the brand but it is a canister filter that will push 525gph and has a uv in the filter. i have a 55g tank that is a sump but it is to much hassle to srill the tank and put in overflows and whatnot and ive heard to many horror stories of undrilled sumps overflowing. and thats what i thought but i figured itd be good to ask. so once the tank is cycled ill have to put crabs and starfish in right or can you put fish first?
The crabs and other small inverts are ok but you do not wanna add a star to the tank for about a year...with my tank I stocked all my crabs shrimp pods and snails before any fish or coral
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Old 02-13-2012, 11:35 PM   #17
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so for a 125g what kind of cuc do i need? and are you saying i can put them in as soon as it cycles
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Your cuc will depend somewhat on the kind of tank you'd like (peaceful community, reef, predator) and even then some fish and inverts eat eachother so you'll have to adjust accordingly
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You don't need any snails or crabs or starfish to keep a salt water tank. the term "clean up crew" was created by vendors in order to sell livestock. I've kept reef tanks with little to no snails and crabs and they were algae free. It's all up to your husbandry.
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Hi. I am in the same situation I am starting a 90 gallon tank with a 40 gallon refug. I put about 60 pounds of dry rock in it and 30 pounds of live sand in the refuge. I have about 70 pound of live rock in my 30 gallon that I'm going to switch over. Should I us the shrimp idea to. Are u talking shrimp I would eat.lol
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