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Old 10-14-2012, 03:55 PM   #1
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New Saltwater set up.

So I have decided to go marine in one of my tanks. I previously had an oddball tank but got board with it. So I sold all the fish transferred my discus over to the oddball tank and have now set up the old discus tank as marine.
The tank is 75g I will be using external filters as filtration. I have a fluval e300 series heater. I need to buy some power heads (not sure what size or make) I have a uv steriliser it's a vecton v25. I will need a skimmer soon but again not sure what to buy. The reason for running externals is that the tank unit will not accomadate a sump and the tank is not drilled and I don't want to risk of drilling it myself.
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That's the tank! Filled it today and put 15kg of live rock in. It's a start but far from where I want to go with it.

As for fish I was thinking 2 x Clarke clowns 1x flame angel 1 x copperband butterfly fish and 1 x fussy dwarf lion fish along with a few gobies and some turbo snails and maybe some crabs.

I realise some of the above have to go into an established tank but I'm in no rush to stock it.

Does anyone else use externals to run their marine tanks? What experiences have you had with them good or bad?
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Aww it looks good even tho you have next to nothing in there lol what are the dimensions of that tank? Looks like a Cube sorta lol
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Aww it looks good even tho you have next to nothing in there lol what are the dimensions of that tank? Looks like a Cube sorta lol
Dimensions are 36" x 18" x 26" and yea it does look rather empty lol. Got to start somewhere tho hey.
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Lol got that right.. my tanks gonna be empty for awhile when I get my 90G up lol
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Lol got that right.. my tanks gonna be empty for awhile when I get my 90G up lol
Thought you already had it set up or are you upgrading to a 90g?
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Thought you already had it set up or are you upgrading to a 90g?
Nah I don't even have the tank yet lol won't be set up for a few months, and I'm downgrading from my 180G lol
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Nah I don't even have the tank yet lol won't be set up for a few months, and I'm downgrading from my 180G lol
Yea I remember you saying you had sold the 180g or was selling it but I thought you had a S/W tank set up.
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Yea I remember you saying you had sold the 180g or was selling it but I thought you had a S/W tank set up.
Yeah I have a 29G set up right now.. but I'm also gonna be doing a 90G in the near future
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Yeah I have a 29G set up right now.. but I'm also gonna be doing a 90G in the near future
Fair play, it's exciting setting up new tanks I get a real buzz from it. It's like having a new toy to play with. I will keep updating the pic of the tank as it takes shape, it won't be a quick process as money is tight at the moment.
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