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Old 09-26-2014, 12:32 AM   #1
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New 75 gal

I found a great deal on a 75 gal and am going to start my first salt water tank will be a reef tank with deep sand bed gonna try and go for a full eco system in my tank lol. Fist saltwater adventure and advice would be much appreciated

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Old 09-26-2014, 11:46 AM   #2
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Check out The Fish Tank Doc. on YouTube!!!!! Very good info!!!!!
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Old 09-27-2014, 10:55 AM   #3
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Take things slowly and you cant go wrong did you have any fairly specific questions?

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Is a protein skimmer needed at first or can that wait till I get my tank going

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Is a protein skimmer needed at first or can that wait till I get my tank going

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"Needed"? No, but it will make life a lot easier and save you quite a bit of money on salt with water changes. If you want to wait for a skimmer I would highly suggest at the very least the largest refugium you can fit in your stand.
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Well for the first 3 or 4 months it will be live rock only just to let it do its thing then maybe add a hardy fish and see where it goes before I get too involved building the reef

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Well for the first 3 or 4 months it will be live rock only just to let it do its thing then maybe add a hardy fish and see where it goes before I get too involved building the reef

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I used the Dr Tim's Bacterial Additive an added to Clowns to start my cycle the added 5lbs of live rock per week. Also I would have my skimmer at the start using AquaC Remora with drain tube no sump needed!
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I got a steal on a excalibur so that's what I'll be using I have a wet/dry filter that I will be using as a sump and a separate 15 gal as a refugium but can't fit the skimmer in the inlet section of the sump so thinking of putting it in the middle where the filter media would normally go. Is this a good or bad idea

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Old 10-02-2014, 01:55 PM   #9
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Ok I will be selling the wet/dry.
I'm getting a 25 and a 30gal tanks for 40$
so I'm gonna make the 30 the sump and the 25 a refugium.
should definitely be able to fit my skimmer in there can't wait to get everything together and cycling.
Oh and it should be fine to drill the side glass on those tanks right?

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How are you going to plumb the 2 separate tanks into the primary one?
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