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Old 12-19-2010, 01:43 AM   #1
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first time salt water tank need help

i have a 100 gallon tank im wanting to set up for fish and light coral.. i have never had a salt water tank its a used tank i know i have power heads.no fillter that i see i can take pics and post tomarrow so yall can see what i have to work with.. just want to know what ill need to make it work thanks for your time
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Old 12-19-2010, 05:39 AM   #2
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lots of article and thread in here for beginner....keep on reading and do some work on it...after that, u may ask questions and ppl here are frenly to give feedback for u...
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Old 12-19-2010, 09:53 AM   #3
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Here's a helpful link to get you started:

http://www.aquariumadvice.com/articles/categories/Saltwater/Articles/
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Old 12-19-2010, 01:30 PM   #4
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Patrick, your link is broken. I have the basic article line in my sig. Here's some good starter reading though.

Stock list and tips for maintaining your SW tank

How to cycle your tank with out the use of fish

Quarantine article

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure: A Quarantine Tank for Everything by Steven Pro

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Old 12-19-2010, 01:34 PM   #5
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what would be a good filter to start with im going to get some live rock to start and then add some fish and coral
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Old 12-19-2010, 03:12 PM   #6
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would this be a good filter set up Amazon.com: Magnum 350 Pro System Aquarium Canister Filter - up to 100 Gallon: Kitchen & Dining
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i wouldn't use a cannister filter for a reef tank. this is what you are planning.
get about 100-125 pounds of live rock in the tank, and perhaps a decent protein skimmer. that will be enough.
did you read the links that were posted above?
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i have started too im going to have live rock and fish not just a reef tank
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a reef tank has fish in it and also live rock. what sets a reef tank apart from just a fish tank with live rock is corals.
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Regardless of if you decide to add corals later, 1 - 2 pounds of LR per gallon and a quality protein is the best salt water filtration you can have.
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