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Old 05-14-2012, 06:40 PM   #1
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Getting Started With a 55 Gallon?

So, I Decided today that I'm just going to do a FOWLR instead of a reef. What equipment do I need? My stocking is going to be this:
1 royal gramma
2 purple firefish
1 orange lined cardinalfish
1 yellow lined wrasse
6 sexy shrimp
1 skunk cleaner shrimp
3 peppermint shrimp
2 clowns
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Old 05-14-2012, 06:44 PM   #2
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I already have the tank, a heater, 2 HOB filters, and the lights that came with the tank.
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You need a powerhead just for a small amount of flow in the tank. Nothing to major since it is going to be FOWLR.
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What powerhead would you suggest?
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I like koralia powerheads. a 550 or 750 should be enough for a fowlr system.
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:29 PM   #6
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Okay, I'll look into those.
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Old 05-15-2012, 04:26 PM   #7
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I started my 55 gal FOWLR back in January with an Octo surface skimmer, Fluval 306 canister, 2 Koralia 750 power heads, LED lights and Heater.
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With a FOWLR, is a skimmer even necessary?
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On a fowlr it's said a skimmer isn't needed but it's never a bad idea. It helps keep the water clean so it's not a bad idea. Besides most fowlr tanks are reef tanks in the making.
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Okay. I'll aim to get a skimmer as soon as I can then. It's hard for a teenager to afford all this stuff !
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