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Old 08-27-2008, 12:45 PM   #1
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Is This good for a 58 g tank

Hi i am making a 58 g tank.It will have a sump and will also be a reef tank.Here is a list that i made of equipment i might use. Feel free to comment on it. Also if you like any piece of equipment and think that i should use it please tell me it.

Protein skimmer:Reef Octopus NW 200 Needle Wheel Protein Skimmer*

Lighting:Current USA Outer Orbit Fixture, 1x150W HQI Metal Halide & 2X96W Compact Fluorescents, 36 inch

Power Head:Koralia 3 Centrifugal Pump

100 pounds of LR


Here is a list of fish just so you know if i need a something special like a very strong power head.

2 false percula clownfish
1 rolyal gramma
3-5 blue-green chormis
1 pink-spotted watchman goby

Here are some of the corals i want, i don't know much about i am going to do more research but if you know anything about them then feel free to post.

Brain Coral open-red
Hammer coral
ORA Oregon Tortuosa
Bubble coral
Chili Coral
Leather tree
Mushroom Coral - Purple

I would want to add theese corals overtime so i won't get them all at once please comment on anything. Thanks
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Old 08-27-2008, 12:49 PM   #2
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Out of pure curiosity, how much money do you have wrapped up or will have in the tank, skimmer, lighting, and powerhead.
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Equipment list looks good. My only comment would be that you're probably going to want another Koralia - just one powerhead won't really give you the flow pattern you're looking for. Two powerheads at opposite ends of the tank would be good.

Regarding your corals... you might do some research on the Goniopora - they reportedly have very poor rates of survival in our tanks. Too bad because they're really beautiful corals!
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I agree with Kurt. You also might to look at the fixture with T5 bulbs
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Equipment list looks good. My only comment would be that you're probably going to want another Koralia - just one powerhead won't really give you the flow pattern you're looking for. Two powerheads at opposite ends of the tank would be good.

Regarding your corals... you might do some research on the Goniopora - they reportedly have very poor rates of survival in our tanks. Too bad because they're really beautiful corals!
I did some research and found out even the most experienced people don't get them so i am going to take it off the list. Thanks for the advice on the power heads.Also i am willing to spend around 1,500
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Old 08-27-2008, 05:30 PM   #6
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I agree with Kurt. You also might to look at the fixture with T5 bulbs
They seem very good with the different light for the different time of day. But have you gotten them because i want to know if the price is worth it because they are expensive.
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I was reading about a quarentine and wondering if i needed one and if i did how big should i get?
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a qt is always a good idea. it will prevent any parasites from entering your tank. as for the size i am not really sure 20gal maybe a bit bigger if you want. but they are always a good thing and save lots of trouble down the line
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what do you need i it like what filters lighting.Do i need good lighting for it. Also i know you put tubes and stuff in it for the fish but would you put some live rock in it for a little extra filtration?
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No special lighting requirement. You don't want LR in there because certain meds or hyposalinity can/will kill off your beneficial bacteria. You can use PVC piping to give them hiding spots.
You can keep a filter in your main tank/sump to keep the bacteria alive on it and use it in a QT as needed.
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