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Old 11-08-2014, 08:20 PM   #1
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Empty 55 gallon what to do ?

I have done fresh water tanks for over 15 years .. I have an empty 55 and wanted to try something different . Never done salt so this will be an interesting step . Lol

Tank info ,

Standard 55 gallon

I have 2 aqueon 70's at 400 gal/hr

A maxi jet 900

Lighting is your standard led lights nothing fancy ..

Like I said never done SW before ..

Thanks for reading.
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Sounds like a good start! Did you have any questions?
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Thanks for quick reply , I guess my questions are , is my filtration enough I see a lot of ppl have sumps and canisters ..

Is any certain " live rock " I should try to find ?

I have plenty of sand for substrate it's for fresh or marine ..

After I'm done cycling and I add fish ..

My wife loves the clowns .. Are they a good " noob " fish ?

If so what are some good tank mates ?


Sorry for all the ? 's. Lol

This tank is at least a month off from starting so I have plenty of time to do research and prepare lol.. Again thanks for reading and replying
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Filtration - most people avoid canisters as they can contribute to nitrate in the tank. Refugiums are a huge help though. I couldn't recommend one more.

You can get dry rock to prevent hitch hikers. Any kind of dry rock can work.

Is the substrate you have made of aragonite?

The clowns are great noob fish.

Gobies, blennies, and wrasses are good tank mates. But you can head to www.liveaquaria.com to find some more fish.
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Kool thanks I'll research the filtration and fish , as for substrate I'll have to look when I get back to house ..


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Kool thanks I'll research the filtration and fish , as for substrate I'll have to look when I get back to house ..


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Really the live rock is the only source of biological filtration you need.
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Ok , kool , I have a LFS that carries a lot of SW stuff I'll check them out Monday .. How many LBS would be good for a 55 ? Or is it more personal pref?
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1 to 2.5 pounds per gallon. Is a good figure. Bulk reef supply sells dry rock super cheap.
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Ok kool thanks again . Just trying to do this right on the first shot , or at least close lol...
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Ugh my substrate I had stocked is not marine , oh well I'll use it on my 2 other builds ... What's a good marine substrate , I would like to stay a natural sand color ...
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