Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 02-15-2007, 09:11 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 682
Looking for suggestions

OK. I am still workin on the 29 gallon. Sand is in, tank is seeded, 1 piece of live rock to help ith seeding (already cured, I actually bought it as dead rock and had it seeded in my 10 gallon for a few months) Salt is mixed, temp is now stable at 79 degrees was 84, apparantly I have a broken heater now, glad that I always use back ups.

I have found a 130W 10k and actinic PC light, with moonlighting. I am planning on using a glass top, or would that be a bad thing? Should I just go with egg-crate, and where can I find it? Never see it before

I am plannin on a skimmer, I havea had a few suggested to me already, I would like to eventually go with aHOB refugium as well, but for the time being, the tank will not start with one.

What I do need to start the tank, is some more (new) powerheads. I will just get new ones, dont feel like using hte small ones on the 10 gallon tnak on the 29, so I will just buy a couple larger ones.

I need suggestions on power heads and qunatity for a 29 gallon reed tank, with the PHs providing the vast majority of the water flow. I dont know exactly how much water flow I shold I have, I imagine betwee 450-600 gph? dotn know for sure, so I am loking for suggestions, thanks.
__________________

__________________
Jarred Darque is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2007, 10:25 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: philadelphia. PA.
Posts: 2,679
Quote:
I am planning on using a glass top, or would that be a bad thing?
It can interfer with the gas exchange between the tank and the room. That will lead to issues like low PH and low oxygen levels.
Quote:
Should I just go with egg-crate,
Eggcrate or nothing. If you don't plan on getting any fish that are "jumpers" I would leave the top open. It allows for good gas exchange and offers a nice point of view. Many corals are most colorful when viewed from above.
Quote:
Should I just go with egg-crate, and where can I find it?
Home Depot sells it. It's used in offices to cover the fluorescent lighting fixtures in ceilings.
Quote:
I dont know exactly how much water flow I shold I have, I imagine betwee 450-600 gph?
A reef should have a minimum of 10 times per hour turn over, 15 times is a good medium for soft and LPS coral. So 450-600gph would be good. Maxijets are good ph's that last a long time. I also like Seio ph's. They move a lot of water but have a wide, gentle flow pattern compared to a narrow, "jet stream" like most ph's. A single Seio 620 would give you pretty good turnover in a 29g.
__________________

__________________
Mike
MT79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2007, 12:08 PM   #3
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,249
You are going to add more LR to your tank right. 1.5 -2 lbs per gallon is suggested. LR and a skimmer IMO is all that is needed.
__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2007, 05:20 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 682
Yeah I will be slowly adding more Live rock, because I cant have both tanks up and once. I will be starign with te 10 lbs I have, and the fish I have in the 10 gallon all in the 29.

I will then add live rock in increments of 5lbs till I reach about 40lbs, not adding any more until the mini cycles are complete. If there is one, I buy cured liverock from an LFS, and dint have a cycle at all when I started my 10 gallon. At 40lbs, I will prolly add the last 10 in one shot. I figure it should take a month anda half or so, then will complete the stocking list, and wait 6 months for an anenome.

Thanks, that is exactly the type of info I was lookin for on the PHs will look into those, s hould I go for 2 PHs, or 3 or 4? what is a decent number of PHs that is recommended if any

Some of the fish I will have are supposeod to be jumpers, clowns, and gobies will prolly be the only thiongs in the tank, plus possibly some type of starfish, which I am told have a tendency to climb out
__________________
Jarred Darque is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2007, 08:27 PM   #5
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,249
I have never had a starfish climb out of the water. I have three between my two tanks. They come to the water line and stop. I think it is very rare that a starfish would come out of the water.
__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2007, 09:21 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: philadelphia. PA.
Posts: 2,679
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jarred Darque
s hould I go for 2 PHs, or 3 or 4? what is a decent number of PHs that is recommended if any
You definitely need to add at least one ph. All coral, some more than others, need water movement/currents. It brings them nutrients and also removes waste from the polyps/tissue. It's basically their means of respiration. Good water movement at the surface and through out the tank will also help prevent PH issues and allow water to pass through your LR, aiding filtration. Two small ph's at each side of the tank pointed towards the center or front glass would create good, random water flow. A maxijet 900 and a 600 would work ok. When I had a 29 gal w/ soft and LPS coral I used a maxijet 1200 and a maxijet 900 for water movement along with a HOB filter and skimmer for filtration.
Quote:
plus possibly some type of starfish, which I am told have a tendency to climb out
I was always waiting to find something on the floor lol. Like Melosu said, it's not an issue. Good luck
__________________
Mike
MT79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2007, 09:31 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 682
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/Produc...04+2032+113040


Are the 50 and uip models completely adjustable? I mean, could I say get tow 70s and turn them down to 450gph or so?
__________________

__________________
Jarred Darque is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
suggestions

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
suggestions please! veetee Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 13 06-20-2009 06:12 PM
suggestions klc9100 Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 7 03-10-2009 03:22 PM
Need Suggestions mp3z24 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 2 05-03-2005 09:30 AM
Suggestions? Yuri Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 10 05-02-2005 12:48 PM
Suggestions? louherz Saltwater Reef Aquaria 5 05-12-2004 08:44 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.