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Old 02-11-2014, 10:35 PM   #1
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New reef tank

I want to start a small reef tank. What are some things I should know and things I should do to start one
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Old 02-12-2014, 02:24 AM   #2
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Is it your first salt tank? How small were you thinking? Anything under 20 and your not going to have a lot of options for fish - but you could do a coral only/invert tank in something smaller...
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The bigger you go the easier it will be so I've read many times anything under 40 gal and you may have issues maintaining proper levels.

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40 gal seems to be important I've seen it stated online a lot and in a book I have on reef tanks for beginners. Get a book though I got the salt water for dummies it's a decent book to start with but doesn't quite explain everything just a good starter I got mine on the app market for android so I read it with my phone a few times.

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Old 02-15-2014, 09:00 PM   #5
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I have a 20 gallon but I wanted to kind of master corals and a reef tank before I try and make my 90 gallon fowlr into a reef
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Cool, I set up a 10g after I had kept a 55g for a year or so just to keep corals too. Mainly because I have a puffer in the 55 and I wanted a peppermint shrimp I have a clown goby In the 10g too. I have to say I spend more time monitoring the ten but it's worth it
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What would be the easiest way to switch over the 90 gallon to a reef tank?
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How is the 90 set up? What king of filtration?
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The 90 has a sump and everything...also for the 20 gallon tank what would be some good lighting for the tank?
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The easiest way to make the 90 a reef is get reef capable lights and put in corals. For the 20 check out taotronics lights, lots of people seem to be getting them these days and I've yet to hear something bad about them
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