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 05-14-2013, 04:05 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Katie19882010's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 69
My first saltwater tank

Ok I have a 75 gal tank that is just a regular tank will I have to put holes in it ?
__________________

__________________
Katie19882010 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2013, 05:11 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Ingy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Comox, BC, Canada
Posts: 1,837
"Have to", no. Want to, yes. If you're planning on running a sump with your system, which is highly recommended, then drilling the tank is preferred to the HOB Overflow system. That being said, many people here use HOB Overflows.
__________________

__________________
Ingy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2013, 05:29 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Katie19882010's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 69
I'm taking this whole experience slowly to make sure I don't screw things up so it will be awhile before anything is in the tank (living) I'm just trying to set the tank up with the sand water and rock, as of right now I just have the tank and trying to get info on steps to set up and what is needed

with that said , I see some people say they don't use a sump and some say they do ... The whole sump thing seems so confusing to make .
__________________
Katie19882010 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2013, 04:07 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Mebbid's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Michigan USA
Posts: 12,569
Good plan to take things slowly It is a necessity with saltwater even though its soooo hard to do! I started with a 20g tank and ended up adding a 10g refugium underneath. Without having the foresight to have my 20g drilled before setting it up I added in a HOB overflow. In a 20g tank it takes up a ton of space and took some modifying to get quiet enough to not annoy the crap out of me (wasn't difficult to modify at all) In a 75g a HOB overflow wont be as prominent but you might end up wishing you had drilled it.

A refugium isnt necessary at all but is a big help with being able to add macro algae and culturing copepods if you want to keep a mandarin goby or other fish that lives off of copepods.

Also, building a refugium can be as simple or as complicated as you want. Most people add baffles into a refugium to cut down on micro bubbles. I skipped that part and haven't really seen and issues with the microbubbles yet
__________________
Mebbid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2013, 01:14 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Ingy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Comox, BC, Canada
Posts: 1,837
Sumps sound difficult at the beginning, but is really quite simple. I only have 2 sections in mine (1 set of baffles), and I also have no issues with bubbles in my sump or DT.
__________________
Ingy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
salt, saltwater, saltwater tank, tan

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








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:02 PM.


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