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Old 08-21-2003, 01:17 PM   #1
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More questions from a Newbie

This seems like a dumb question, but I think I'm confused.
What is the difference between a FOWLR tank and a reef tank?

If I was to start a tank, what should I be testing the water for? (PH, specific gravity, ammonia, nitrates?)

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Old 08-21-2003, 02:18 PM   #2
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Hello Phil,

The difference between a FOWLR tank and a reef tank is sessile animals mainly (attached to substrate and rock). Corals, anemones, sponges, clams are all things found in a reef tank making it a reef tank. Many fish aren't reef friendly and will eat corals etc... so therefore a FOWLR is the way to go if you would like to keep such fish. HTH.
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Old 08-21-2003, 02:23 PM   #3
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What fish are reef friendly? What fish are not reef friendly?
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Old 08-21-2003, 03:06 PM   #4
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What fish are reef friendly? What fish are not reef friendly?
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This is a good site to check out fish profiles and to see if they are reef compatable. http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/c...d=21&pCatId=15
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Old 08-21-2003, 04:07 PM   #5
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Once I get my tank setup (filters, lights, water, LR, LS, etc.) I will want to cycle my tank. What do I need to start monitoring? I assume I would want to monitor these same things until the day the tank in torn down. Correct?
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You should buy a book or two, preferably one from the Microcosm series by T.F.H.

A great one for beginners with many questions is: "The Conscientious Marine Aquarist" by Fenner.

It is the first book I read on keeping a saltwater aquariums, it is good reading, and it goes into detail about FOWLR and reef tanks

Guaranteed most all of your questions will be answered in that book
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