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Old 07-28-2005, 03:48 AM   #1
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new set up

hello all,
i'm setting up a 37tall and i have a few questions:
1.how many pounds of sand should i use?
2.how many pounds of lr should i use?
3.what size and how many power heads should i use?
4.how many watts of power compact lighting should i use?
it will be mainly fowlr and some polyps and mushrooms, maybe an anemone.
thanks in advance.

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Old 07-28-2005, 06:46 AM   #2
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I hope I can help a little-
1- Use the calculator heading at the top of the page (type in dimensions)
2- Use 1.5 to 2 lbs of LR per gallon to help with bio filtration
3- It depends on what other items add water flow( a FOWLR is 10x turnover per hr)
4- FOWLR will not require any special lighting- The anenome should be put on the back burner as they are very hard to keep and require strong lighting.
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