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Old 01-28-2012, 05:36 PM   #1
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if i wanted to change my freshwater 36g

If I wanted to change over my 36g freshwater tank what would I need to get?
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Old 01-28-2012, 05:42 PM   #2
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Hi it really depends on what type of set up you want?
Basically = salt,refractometer,living rock,protein skimmer,salt water test kit,R/O water or equivalent. Also you would change the lights on your current set up to marine type tubes. Hope this helps also its not as hard as it sounds
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What about the flow? I have a biocube. and yes it helps. what type of lighting do I need for anemones?
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Sorry I am all new to this but I love my bio and I needed a hobby..
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Hi yes sorry forgot to mention water flow yes most set ups have loads of turn over,using pumps to simply recirculate the water. As for the anemone i would wait on that one as they are quite demanding and need perfect water,so i would look to have a FOWL set up = F = fish, O = only W =with, L = living rock. so that means the 'rock' filters your tank,you just need a filter for removing solids and phosphates. A phosphate remover is just like carbon. Solid removing filter is simply some sponge or equivalent.
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Basically I plan on setting it up and letting it run for about a year, so everything is perfect, just basically live rock and a really small cuc. I want it to be awesome. It is in my livingroom and everyone that sees my chiclid tank is always saying they have never seen one so clean.. I am OCD and my bio is doing great other than it is small and so pest algae but I am dealing with that. I want a anemone just one if I can. Lol I spend hours looking at my tanks. I want something bigger than the bio to. Sorry lots to say and ask.
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You will need to wait about 9 months to a year to have a bubble tip anemone safely because they are rather touchy about their water. A 150 mh is what I use on my 28 with a rose bubble tip anemone in it. If you don't want to wait until you can have a bta you can always get something like a nice torch coral that would do fine under a lot less light. If you are thinking about getting a clown so it will host the anemone don't hold your breath I have a clown that only hosts things like candy cane and acans yet it has a perfectly lovely rbta.
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Certain types of clowns r more likely to host certain types of anemones. A carpet anemone is more likely to host a percula or ocellaris than a bta. Your best bet with a bta us basically any other clown, tomato, maroon, skunk, etc. Don't get me wrong perculas will host a bta, I'm just saying research will give u best odds.
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Hi Torrie any progress on your plans? A smart CUC will keep you looking at the tank for ages as they are so amazing to watch. But a fish will help you learn loads more.Most damsels are very hardy but can be quite 'bold' and a little aggressive to other tank mates but not all are the same! I had a yellow tail blue one and he/she was so placid it was amazing,and so friendly! Good luck and keep us posted on how you are doing and ask away with the questions
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For now waiting until I have found new homes for my snow white, bumble bee, jewel and three other african chiclids a new home.. and then it is on. It will be so bad [moderator edit] and the key to that is take it very slow.
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