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Old 02-20-2007, 05:11 PM   #1
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New 36g Tall SW reef tank. pics soon

Hi i just bought a New 36g Tall aquarium and looking to make this my reef tank. i have been in the feild for about 5 years but never went reefer yet. always just fish-only and a few peices of live rock. latey i have bought 36lbs of fiji LR and its cureing now. shouldnt be long till its done.
i want to do this right and do it right the first time.
i want to try to be as natural as i can be with out a filter. i heard LR is the best filter u can have. so i want to go that route.
i have now..
36g tall aquarium
36lbs fiji LR
1-maxi-jet power head
150w heater
25 watt lifegaurd UV light
prizm skimmer. (cant stop it from leaking)might buy new one
saltwater master test kit
should i buy or add anything thing else?

i am buying a sunpod HQI 20" light from drfostersmith.com. but now i am wondering if a 150watt is going to be bright enough for a 36g tall. i would of bought it now. but dont want to pick the wrong wattage.
for sand i was going to use the 20lbs i have in my old tank and buy another 20lbs more at my LFS for a total of 40lbs of agronite sand(i think thats what its called.)
if u can think of anything else or whatever i should think about. pls do.
thanks alot

i will post pics tonight of new aquarium
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If you are going reef, I think there is a reefmater SW test kit. If you go with 1.5-2 Lbs of rock per gallon, that should provide great biofiltration along with a skimmer (that doesn't leak). You might want to get a Ca test kit another ph (since it is a tall tank) so you can have ample surface ripple. That is about the basics, if anyone else has suggestions, feel free.

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LR and a skimmer is the way that you should go. My only suggestion would be to add a little more LR. As Scott said 1.5 lbs - 2 lbs per gallon is better.
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skimmer leaking

I have a new 120 tank with skimmer. I've never had a skimmer but when mentioning leaking, mine is leaking a little. Should there be a concern
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