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Old 08-21-2011, 11:25 PM   #1
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Hi there new to this site, and to saltwater, just started this 150 not long
ago I have a
Marineland 150 with2 cornerflo's
a proflex model 4 sump
lifeguard quietone return pump
AquaC EV 180 Protien Skimmer
Mag-Drive 7 water pump for skimmer
8 x 39 aquaticlife t5 light
2 Koralia evolution 1400
2 marine land maxijet 900
2 300 watt marineland visatherm heaters

I have the sump set up with a refugium section that is running on a reverse light cycle with live rock rubble, live sand, and chaeto, main tank has 150 pounds of live rock. So far the tank has cycled and I started with4 blue green chromis then added small cuc. Everything is going good so far, I have read tons of threads on this site, just never got around to
starting one or participating. Picked up a lot of good input on here, did a lot of research before I started. Being new to saltwater, just wanted to get feedback on my set-up. Thanks for any input or ideas
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Old 08-21-2011, 11:26 PM   #2
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Sounds like your setup is great! Tank looks really good too!

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Thanks carey thats great to here coming from you i have seen your advice on almost every post i have read on here. Seems like you are very helpful to everyone and know whats going on
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Old 08-22-2011, 01:29 AM   #4
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Stock list ideas, so far I was thinking about

Purple tang
Naso tang
2 ocellaris clowns
Bi-color angel
Royal gramma
Blue tang (hepatus)
4 chromis

Any ideas?
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Old 08-23-2011, 02:11 PM   #5
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I am also starting a 150g tank. I have a Mag 7 running my skimmer as well. I will be putting in my water today! Super excited to get water in it today! How long did it take for your water to where you could put your chromis in it & is there any tricks you used? Other than just the basic salt, conditioner etc.?
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I have a 125 and run a mag 12 and a mag 9.5 pumps. I would go to two pumps in yours also. More flow is a good thing.
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Old 08-24-2011, 06:06 PM   #7
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I used Rodi water and instant ocean salt mix, I used 150 pounds of live rock to cycle the tank and cure the live rock, then added the chromis when nitrates, were 2 ppm and ammonia, and nitrites were 0, there were a few water changes in there too, and I don't have my log book right now, but I think it took around 5 weeks, good luck with your new tank. I love mine already, and there isn't even any cool fish yet!
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Old 08-27-2011, 09:28 PM   #8
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I'm looking for other non-aggressive fish ideas, the tank will have a clean-up crew and ornamental shrimp. Also someday when it's ready an anemone.
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I love the true cleaner wrasse... Such a sleek little fish,and fish will actually swim up to him and let him clean
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Is that the same as a cleaner common wrasse, or does it have another name. Also I don't have a lid, it looks cool if that's it, but don't wrasse's tend to be jumpers? I've had my eye on a Scotts fairy wrasse, but did not want to cover tank just for 1 fish.
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