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Old 02-19-2014, 11:25 PM   #1
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I need help

I have a 55 Gallon tank my dad use to have a 36 Gallon tank but his titer and all that good stuff were suppose to be used on a 75 Gallon so i pretty much have everything i need to get started. i just need some good ideas on what to get in my tank and how to set it up

thanks a lot everybody for the help
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Old 02-20-2014, 01:21 PM   #2
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Well aside from the basics (filtration, lighting, etc) you will need salt, live rock, some kind of substrate (aragonite or crushed coral are best), a hydrometer, testing for ph, ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, and alkalinity, and a thermometer.
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Old 02-20-2014, 01:23 PM   #3
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What would be good for stocking
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Old 02-20-2014, 06:15 PM   #4
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Check out liveaquaria.com for selections of fish. It's good to decide what you want to keep first (fish only or reef?) because that will tell you what kind if filtration and equipment you need.
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I have the filtration stuff I wanna go with reef and some fish
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Old 02-20-2014, 06:52 PM   #6
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Cool what kind of filtration do you have? I have a 55g reef and run it Berlin style I keep a pair of clowns, a court jester goby, a cardinal fish and a sharpnose puffer (technically not reef safe - he doesn't eat my corals but I don't keep inverts) Water is the most important thing, make sure you use ro-di for a reef not tap water...
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I forgot the name but we use bio balls
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Old 02-20-2014, 06:53 PM   #8
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You will also need excellent (read - expensive) lighting to run a reef. Do you have lights yet?
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Old 02-20-2014, 06:54 PM   #9
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We have all of the set up just not the bulbs
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Old 02-20-2014, 07:21 PM   #10
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I would maybe do a bit of research on salt water tanks, your filtration could be better suited for freshwater. There are excellent articles on here that give loads of info on how to set up and maintain a salt water tank...
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