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Old 04-29-2015, 06:26 PM   #1
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New tank need help!!!

I'll be getting a 90 gallon aquarium from my friend this weekend. I've never had an aquarium this large before and I'm very hesitant but excited for it. Problem is when I started my other salt tank I had problems with some of the sand not settling and stuff also how big of a power head will I need? do I need a sump? If I do how or where can I get one? How big of LEDs would I need? How much sand would I need along with salt??? Please help me!!!
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Old 04-29-2015, 06:30 PM   #2
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New tank need help!!!

First thing first, do you plan a reef, fowlr, or fish only. Then based off that we can help you with lighting. Now for power heads, their a buck out there rated for 90g but really based on the tank shape, if it's a longer tank an you want more flow then get one rated for a 100 or 120. If it's a cube it shoul be fine. Now for sand, I recommend live as it helps everybody out an do you want a deep sand bed or a shallow one? If you buy dry sand, you'll need to rinse it or it will never settle, live needs no rinsing. This could of been your previous problem. Also a pound per sand for shallow an 2-3 pounds or a deeper ine
Sumps are helpful an help hide a lot of the equipment like heaters an such. They are needed IMHO for a reef tank that size but remember that a lot of the larger fish are not nessicarly reef safe


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Old 04-30-2015, 07:35 PM   #3
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I currently have a FOWLR tank now and have been thinking about a reef but what exactly makes a tank a reef?? And I was thinking of a deeper sand bed.
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You put a powerful light over it and keep corals in it. That makes it a reef tank.
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Lol easy enough lol
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Old 04-30-2015, 08:25 PM   #6
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A minimum of 900gph in powerheads, with a tank that size, I'd suggest 2 powerheads. Possibly at 500gph each. Hydors, or WP25s or Jeboa RW-20
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Awesome!!! Thanks so much for the help
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If you can go for a sump, do. It adds extra water volume but more importantly (in my opinion) you can hide everything in there


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I've never had a sump before so it'll be new for me I'll have to ask for some help from my uncle
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And here's the tank!!!
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