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Old 10-17-2002, 02:01 PM   #1
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Need advice on a new saltwater aquarium setup (filters, etc.

I have a 26 gallon bow front tank that I would like to make it into a saltwater tank. I need advice on what supplies I will need to complete this. What is the best filter for this? Do I need a protein skimmer, etc? Is there anything else I will need. This will be my first saltwater aquarium. Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Will this be a fish or reef tank? Makes a big difference on filtration and lighting.

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Old 10-17-2002, 07:13 PM   #3
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heck, ill take a stab at it.

new tank....first thing, do a deep sand bed 4" deep and use 1-1.5 lbs of live rock for every gallon of water. I actully have 150lbs of rock in my 75.

the rest, lighting and filtration, we will need to know what you want to put into the tank. fish, corals, clams, or some combination.

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