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Old 04-09-2004, 10:20 PM   #1
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Is this enough filtration to start?

OK, I think that I am ready to start cycling the tank but am wondering if this will be enough filtration to start:

Red Sea Prizm Skimmer
Aquaclear 200 w/ sponge and carbon
As well as a maxijet 900 for circulation (I know its not a filter lol)

And I will hopefully be adding one of these canister filters once the cycle is on its way down:
Fluval 204
or
AP Filstar XP1
or a very slim possibilty of
Magnum 350

so...???
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29 gal tank
aquaclear 200
prizm skimmer
maxijet 900 powerhead
100W (maybe 150W) heater, but heating isnt a prob
1.5 inches of crushed coral
some decoration stuff including a couple peices of old dried coral.) Not sure if it is real to be honest...
Crappy lights that I am going to rebuild, just for come flourescents
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Old 04-09-2004, 10:52 PM   #2
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I think you'll have enough there to do the job. Just remember...it's a 29 gal tank and it'll be very easy to overstock it. Be sure you choose your fish with their adult sizes in mind.
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Old 04-10-2004, 02:19 AM   #3
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Yah for sure. We are going to keep it to a pair of clarkii's or true perc's and a few yellow tailed blue damsels I think. We will see, but that seems resonable. I want to add them all at the same time, or at least all of the damsels together and the clowns together so we have less vying for territory between them.

Any suggestions for what to use in place of the damsels, something equally as colourful but not as agressive...???
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Here is what I have now...

29 gal tank
aquaclear 200
prizm skimmer
maxijet 900 powerhead
100W (maybe 150W) heater, but heating isnt a prob
1.5 inches of crushed coral
some decoration stuff including a couple peices of old dried coral.) Not sure if it is real to be honest...
Crappy lights that I am going to rebuild, just for come flourescents
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Old 04-10-2004, 03:39 AM   #4
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Blue green, or green chromis.
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Old 04-10-2004, 01:06 PM   #5
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Try looking at the EHEIM ecco 2235, i have one and it is very efficient, it filters my whole 30 gallon tank every ten minutes.
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Livestock:2-Ocellaris Clownfish;9-Scarlet Reef Hermit Crabs;1-Regal Tang;Zoanthids, Pineapple Brain coral, Sebae Anemone, Colt Coral, Galaxea
Tank Specs as of December 29, 2005:Ammonia:0;Nitrite: 0;Nitrate=0;Cu:0
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Old 04-10-2004, 04:35 PM   #6
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They are darn expensive. Way out of my budget I think, unless I can ebay one or get one at a serious discount.
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29 gal tank
aquaclear 200
prizm skimmer
maxijet 900 powerhead
100W (maybe 150W) heater, but heating isnt a prob
1.5 inches of crushed coral
some decoration stuff including a couple peices of old dried coral.) Not sure if it is real to be honest...
Crappy lights that I am going to rebuild, just for come flourescents
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