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Old 10-02-2009, 05:17 PM   #1
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LR only?

OK, here's a real newb question... Can one have a tank with just LR, sand and some cleaning critters, without any equipment?

I have a 20 long fresh, that is moving to a 55. So just to start I was wondering if I got some LR and put it into a tank could i use that without having to get into other equipment.

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Old 10-02-2009, 05:40 PM   #2
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im not too sure but i think you will need equitment so ur critters dont die also ur backteria if the water gets too cold it might kill ur critters and backteria and u need some water flow but im just new with salt water so im not too sure but imo ill get a heater and atleast a filter that gives u a decent water flow and if it doesnt give u a good water flow ill get atleast one powerhead too
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Old 10-02-2009, 05:42 PM   #3
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I have a heater, but not an extra filter. that's what I am trying to ge around. Just a little tanks with some rocks in it.
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You'll definitely need phs for water movement. You could get away with the standard lighting and not filter. Just make sure when you do a PWC you suck up as much waste as you can.
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You could do LR and frequent PWC`s instead of a skimmer. You will need some PH`s to push the water around.
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Old 10-03-2009, 12:53 PM   #6
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I ran this by the wife, she is trying to cure my MTS. and I think this might be used as a fuge for a bigger tank at some point.

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