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Old 03-03-2014, 09:43 PM   #11
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If you are really sure its gonna just be fowlr I would go with a 55g. The extra few inches will be needed for those type of fish.

The 40b is a great choice for a reef, I just set mine up and it is pretty awesome. I drilled my tank with bits I bought on amazon.com. To be honest, my reef club president did the drilling and it seemed sooo simple, just go slow.
For powerheads though, I would go with 2. 850's if you go with the 55 for sure and 550's if you go with the 40b. I have an mp10 in my 40b and its not enough flow. :-( I threw in a 425 for now but will have to get another higher gph pump as well.
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Alright, didn't think of two. I figured, if I'm going FOWLR, then I can get a snowflake eel in the 55, but not the 40. So I've been on the swing for a while, but I jumped to the 55. I just have to price it, hopefully it's not too expensive!.
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You can also get the 55g at petcos $1 a gallon sale. Just not sure when the next one will be.
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Yeah, I don't know either. Could I just use biological filtration for the tank since it's FOWLR?
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