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Old 03-03-2014, 06:07 PM   #1
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First Reef Tank 120

Looking to start my new reef tank. Is 120 48 x 24 x 24 a good starting size. I want reef and fish, and a tank big enough to hold 1 or 2 larger fish (tangs). Also, has anyone had experience with Current Orbit Marine lighting? Thanks, looking forward to starting this. Been wanting to do this for years.
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Old 03-04-2014, 01:25 PM   #2
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Planning on an Aqueon Pro Flex 4 and converting it to refugium. I also plan to cycle the tank and sum with uncured rock since it is new. Can you mix base rock with uncured live rock to start? If so, what would be the best % of each. Thanks in advance
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Planning on an Aqueon Pro Flex 4 and converting it to refugium. I also plan to cycle the tank and sum with uncured rock since it is new. Can you mix base rock with uncured live rock to start? If so, what would be the best % of each. Thanks in advance
Yes you can! I'd do 80% base, 20% live but you can do even less live if you want
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Will it take longer to cycle?
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no it wont take longer to cycle! add a piece of shrimp or pure ammonia to start the cycle.. also I have a proflex sump and I like it.. what are you starting with the berlin method or refgium?
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Old 03-05-2014, 10:02 PM   #6
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I have the current orbit over my 40b right now. LOVE LOVE it...but it wont be enough light for your tank, it doesnt have the punch needed to get through the water. :-( My tank is pretty shallow and it appears to be just enough light for my lps and softies. I am not even sure I could keep low light sps in my tank so its a no go for a deeper tank.
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wow I just noticed you have a lot of tanks.. where do you put them all!! lol
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Old 03-05-2014, 10:10 PM   #8
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I have tanks lining all the walls in my living room and dining room. LOL Got a few in the kitchen for now as well. It's an addiction I swear. lol
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that's awesome! my wife says im addicted to it as well. im getting a new 200 gallon tank to take up my living room wall and putting the one I have now in my basement. that has to be a lot of work with all those tanks, im always messing with the one I have I cant seem to leave it alone lol
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Thanks for the input! I am going to set it up refugium. Carey, if you put multiple Current strips on, would that help, or do you run into the same problem?
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