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Old 10-05-2012, 10:23 PM   #1
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New 20gal tank

I just bought of Craigslist a 20 gal tall with two separate filters both freshwater I've been considering making a nano tank out of it. The filters are a bio wheel wheel and another tetra filter. It has heater and a regular hood light on it. I'm wondering what else would be needed as far as equipment?
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:22 PM   #2
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Your talking making it a nano SW tank, right?
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:26 PM   #3
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:25 AM   #4
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If you want a nano FOWLR, you don't really need to upgrade light at all -any light you like will do. If you're wanting reef, then you'll need to upgrade light. For either type, you'll need: rock, test kits, sand(unless going bare bottom), circulation pumps- I would do 2 smaller ones versus 1 big one, as that makes it easier to get rid of dead areas. For reef tank you'll want 30-50gph x size of tank (20g=600-1000gph); for FOWLR you only need 10-30x (200-600gph).
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Filters are all good though?
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:35 AM   #6
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It depends on the size of those filters. For SW you'll want rated at least twice the size of the tank. Also, a thermometer would be great!
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:43 AM   #7
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Your awesome I'm excited to start a saltwater cycle
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Your awesome I'm excited to start a saltwater cycle
I had FW for 4 years before trying SW. And I LOVE SW!!! Switched my FW to SW too!! (Found a great new home for my FW fish first) you're gonna love it!!
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:02 AM   #9
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I'm new to saltwater about a month ago I traded for a 75 gal saltwater reef setup but want to start one myself
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