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Old 05-13-2013, 12:45 PM   #1
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Can someone please help me out. I just started a 75 gallon tank that i acquired. No fish or anything. I don't want to start until i have a filtration system set up. If someone could guide me in the right direction to what i need. I would love to have a coral tank in the future.
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Old 05-13-2013, 12:53 PM   #2
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Start cycling the tank with a biological filter. One pound on live rock and one pound of live sand per gallon. This way you can build the bacteria you need for the volume of water.
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Do i need any type of mechanical filter? Or does that come later on?
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Yes you do. Have you considered a sump? You will need a protein skimmer
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I did consider it but set up seems a bit confusing
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Having a sump helps. First it adds more volume of water to your display tank. Therefore stabilizing it more. It gives a place for your skimmer. Skimmer removes extra nutrients before it hits your main filter. A sponge will also help with mechanical filtration. I use activated carbon for my chemical filtration. It absorbs some wastes out your water plus polishes it keeping it crystal clear. Sump also allows you to have a refugium which u can grow algae to lower phosphates and a place for copepods to grow in a predator free enviroment
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Old 05-13-2013, 01:41 PM   #7
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Do what i did. Google saltwater for dummies and download the pdf
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:35 PM   #8
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That sounds great! I was just about to ask if you could give me a bit more detail. But ill do that instead! Thank you
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