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Old 09-25-2012, 08:55 PM   #1
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getting starte..again

i have had a 110 gal tank for quite awhile i have had my struggles at times and have spent a lot of money buying various fish from local pet stores. most have died.. a few have lived. i just recently moved into a new house and had a pro move my tank and set it back up again. i have 65lbs of live rock, a protien skimmer, a brand new coral life light ( my guy said it was good for corals) I'm not sure what that is. i had a clown fish that was 8 years old and a yellow tang that was 6 years old along with a few damsels that i caught while diving here in fla..i know thats not right but did it anyway. they all died during the move. just got water changed and I would like to start adding some new fish/corals. i would like to add a lot of col0rs and fish to make the tank "alive" again i'm not a novice but not an expert. i'm starting over. any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:37 PM   #2
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I would suggest trying to get up too 110 pounds of rock general rule from my understanding is a pound per gallon. Do u know what type of light u have for corals? There are metal halide, power compacts, t5s, and LEDs
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:53 PM   #3
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coarlife hood.. 2 white 10'000k 120v 54w t5 ho
2 blue 120v 54w t5 ho
4 blue led's on the bottom
i was wrong it is a 90 gal tank
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Old 09-25-2012, 11:30 PM   #4
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Yea try switching out a whit or both depending on how much u like the blue in ur tank
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Old 09-26-2012, 12:12 AM   #5
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Sorry to hear about your fish. That's rough. Well, since the tank was moved, you might have another cycle, so that'll have to resolve before adding fish. 90g is a good size. If I had that size, I would get a foxface, a couple of bartletts anthias, some blue reef chromis, few bangaii cardinals, a red tail pearlscale butterflyfish (unless you're doing corals too), some kind of Blenny (cause they're funny), and a couple of b/w clowns. That would be a varied mix of color, and they're all beautiful. Of course, they would have to be added slowly. Good luck!
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Perfect. That sounds like a plan. How many fish/ corals can I as at one time. Thanks
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Once your cycle is complete I wouldn't add more then 1-3 fish at a time with 2-4 weeks before the next batch is added. Corals on the other hand you could fully stock in one day if you have the money to lol
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Also, if you want to do corals, I would skip the angels and butterflyfish, it's kinda a 50/50 chance they'll eat at them. I had a dwarf angel, which is supposed to be less of a risk for corals, but mine ate A LOT of corals before I was able to get him out and put him in the 30g FOWLR. and to get him out, had to remove most of the rock, he's fast-was a huge PIA. But that's up to you.
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Old 09-28-2012, 10:52 AM   #9
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How about powerheads? I don't have any.. Do I need some or one? I just have the one "sump box".
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Yeah, you'll need some then. Use the gph rating to figure out how much turn over you have in the tank. For FOWLR, you'll want 10-30x tank size turnover, for reef you'll want 30-50x turnover. In my 55 I have 3 PH aimed toward top and at each other. This prevents dead spots where detritus can gather.
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