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Old 09-09-2012, 03:01 PM   #1
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Hey everyone I just signed up today but have been following this app for a while now and had a question. I am getting married in 2 weeks and after that my future wife and I will be looking to buy a house. I was wondering what would be a good starting tank! I was thinking 75gal corner flow. Keep in mind I am new to the hobby but have been reading ALOT! Thank you for your time and advise in advance!
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:03 PM   #2
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The bigger the better!!!!! Bigger tank=more room for error. If you can get a 125 do it. It will let you keep a lot of different species you couldn't with a 75 (most tangs and triggers).
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:29 PM   #3
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Thanks for the advice. I want to buy a tank and not have to buy a bigger one down the road cause I was afraid to buy the first time!
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Old 09-10-2012, 03:46 AM   #4
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Go with the 125 if you can. I started a 55g few months back and I wish I had gone bigger to start. You can have more fish, and theres more types of fish to choose from too. 75 is fine if you don't have the room, but if you do, I'd go for the 125.
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:17 AM   #5
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Go with the 125 if you can. I started a 55g few months back and I wish I had gone bigger to start. You can have more fish, and theres more types of fish to choose from too. 75 is fine if you don't have the room, but if you do, I'd go for the 125.
++1 on bigger is better easier imo to stabalize parameters it is a bigger initial setup cost but i think is well worth it
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:54 AM   #6
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Cool thanx! I have been doing a lot of reading on the cycling process and have noticed a lot of people on here saying to use raw shrimp. How do you know when it is time to take the shrimp out?
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Old 09-10-2012, 11:23 AM   #7
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Cool thanx! I have been doing a lot of reading on the cycling process and have noticed a lot of people on here saying to use raw shrimp. How do you know when it is time to take the shrimp out?
This question is the reason I like to use pure ammonia. You can be precise on how much ammonia you add and have much better control of the cycle. JMO.
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This question is the reason I like to use pure ammonia. You can be precise on how much ammonia you add and have much better control of the cycle. JMO.
I am just getting ready to cycle a 54g tank how much ammonia would you need to put in to start the cycle
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Old 09-10-2012, 03:12 PM   #9
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Less than a capful. I would use a dropper. In my 75 with 40 sump I put in a capful and that was 4ppm. You will need less than that.
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Personally I would get a Deep Blue 80 gallon rimless reef ready frag tank. This tank has killer dimensions in my opinion. It will be my next tank. I prefer shallow tanks to deep ones though as they are much easier to work in. Something to consider.
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