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Old 12-12-2006, 11:23 AM   #1
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I recently got back into the salt water hobby after selling my previous aquarium earlier this year. I decided to go a little bit bigger than what I had before (90 gallon). My current aquarium is a 180 gallon with a 75 gallon sump at the bottom, with roughly 140lbs of live rock (already cycled) in it. In the 180 I have about 120lbs of Carib seal live sand in it; with a huge piece of live rock and a 10" panther grouper for cycling purposes. My the only thing that I have not done yet that I would like to do is a good uv sterilizer any suggestions?




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Old 12-12-2006, 11:31 AM   #2
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(already cycled) in it. In the 180 I have about 120lbs of Carib seal live sand in it; with a huge piece of live rock and a 10" panther grouper for cycling purposes.
I'm not sure I understand this statement. Do you mean to keep the nitrifying bacteria fed?
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Thanks.!! Yes I'm trying to cycle the tank as quickly as possible my sharks should be comming in at the end of this week.
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Welcome to AA. You wont see much of a cycle if you LR is already cured. Why dont you have it in your main? This is what UV I use.

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Why dont you have it in your main?
I'm trying to keep as much space as possible for 2 horn sharks.
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As you can see from the link above sharks are for experts only. They are actually one of the few fish that are better left in the ocean. I dont know but only you know if you qualify for expert status. The only place I know that does OK with them are huge aquariums with thousands of gallons of water.
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I agree, they need lots of swimming room, two might be a streatch in a 180G.
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I've had a few sharks throughout the years and I completely agree with you on that but I have kept a horn shark in my previous tank for 5 years with great success and hopefully my luck will continue. There one of the smaller species that donít get that big, and are bottom dwellers.

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Ok, cool! That is good to know. Now we definitely will want to see some pics, when you get them!
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Glad you have previous experience with them and good luck with your new tank. Looks pretty good so far, I understand why all your lr is in the sump now.
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