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Old 06-19-2004, 01:10 AM   #11
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have you considered a sump on your tank?

or wet/dry with the fluval?

if not, the fluval by itself is fine

also have you considered a CPR bak pak skimmer 2 or 2r they are very good i am not sure what anyone else here thinks about them but mine works perfectly on my 15 galllon HTH
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Old 06-19-2004, 12:44 PM   #12
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I have thought about sumps and wet/dry's, but all equipment must fit nicely under the stand or my girlfriend will kill me 8O . She doesnt want it to look like it was thrown together.
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Old 06-19-2004, 02:11 PM   #13
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I would like to go to saltwater, but the price seems SOOOO high!!!!! I don't want to risk it!! Would a 20 gallon tank be sufficient for a saltwater aquarium or would I need a larger tank? Any replies or helps are appreciated!
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Old 06-19-2004, 02:12 PM   #14
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I would like to go to saltwater, but the price seems SOOOO high!!!!! I don't want to risk it!! Would a 20 gallon tank be sufficient for a saltwater aquarium or would I need a larger tank? Any replies or helps are appreciated!
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Old 06-19-2004, 07:14 PM   #15
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yeah it would work btu be prepared for "moodswings of the tank" by that i mean salintity, top offs, trates, trites , ammonia the best thign for a amall tank is too wait adn get used to it.
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Old 06-19-2004, 07:25 PM   #16
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THANK YOU SOOOOOO MUCH mhaynes01!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 8)
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Old 06-22-2004, 03:24 PM   #17
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Ok, i got everything ordered . Heres what it will be:

55 gal tank
Fluval 404 Canister Filter
AquaC Remora Pro Skimmer
2 Aqua clear 401 ph's
Coralife 48" Lunar light.

Lots of money 8O , but i dont like doing things cheaply and then end up paying for it later . I also bought a smaller heater to use with my smaller ph's in a 30gal that im going to cure my live rock in, then later use as a quarantine tank. Question: When mixing up the water, do you guys fill up the tank and then mix the salt in, or mix it up in a 5 gal bucket and put it in one buket at a time?
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Old 07-02-2004, 01:38 AM   #18
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Allright, it's filling with water as i type.
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Old 07-02-2004, 11:36 AM   #19
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I have read in a book that you should first fill the tank then put in the salt and adjust the salinity. Be sure to keep tract of how much water you put in though! 8)
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