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Old 01-03-2013, 10:43 PM   #1
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filter help asap

ok so I have the chance to swap my freshwater filter for a protein skimmer and a wave maker Im just wonderin if the protein skimmer and the live rock will be good enought to filter a 40g or should I look at buying another filter aswell
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:52 PM   #2
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Do it. Live rock and protein skimmer are always better. How much live rock you have? Do you have a sump?
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:58 PM   #3
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5-6kg of live rock and about 1.5kg of live sand from the beach thats in my nano 10g at the moment but will be getting another 10-15kg of live rock
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and I live across from the beach so sand and water are not a problem
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:02 AM   #5
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what about lighting at the moment I have a balister which fits. the length of the tank its 2x30w but its got a sunlight an tropical do I only need one marine white light or 2 with one moon ligjt
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I love live rock... you could use anywhere between 40 and 80 LBS of live rock and be perfect. I have a shallow sand bed so I would recommend enough sand to fit 1.5 inches of sand on the bottom. But you could go deep sand bed... if you do that you need atleast 4 inches of sand...
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what about lighting at the moment I have a balister which fits. the length of the tank its 2x30w but its got a sunlight an tropical do I only need one marine white light or 2 with one moon ligjt
Depends on what tank you are making... reef tank with corals or no corals... you will need a lot more lighting for corals...
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think il put like 1.5inchs of sand just for looks i literaly only just added sand to my nano last night its been set up for a few months now so this will be another slow build
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only low light Im thinking of doing a proditor tank with a lion fish and ribon moray
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:09 AM   #10
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Then that should be enough light and sand... I would get one atnic bulb and one marine white bulb.
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