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Old 07-30-2006, 07:32 PM   #1
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hello, I m looking to satrt a new tank a SLATWATER tank fish Only! i was thinking 35-45 gal. can someone tell me what all i will need and a good web-site, or can someone suggest a good kit and link, looking to spend 300-400$usd, only really need help with -tank, tank-top, filters, water movement, skimmer, ari-bubbles? if needed?.... everything but the sand and fish really... help
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Old 07-30-2006, 09:34 PM   #2
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This is a good place to start learning about saltwater aquariums.
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When your done with these articles we can direct you to many,many more. There are also a few very good books for the aquarist but you may as well take advantage of what's offered on the web.
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ok, the protein skimmers do i only need that for filtration or should i also have a bio-wheel going? also will i need air buble stones?
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If you have 1/5-2 LBs of LR for a FOWLR, you don't really need a skimmer, IME.

I use a fluvial 304 for my filter.

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HOB filters come with a biowheel. Mine is a canister filter.

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Not in a SW tank.
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If it was up to me, i would get a skimmer instead of a filter
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I would use a skimmer. Adding a skimmer can stop the unwanted cyano from infilitrating your system.
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