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Old 07-19-2011, 07:23 PM   #101
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You put in a shark and a green moray eel.
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Old 07-19-2011, 07:42 PM   #102
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I'm pretty sure shamu is on your list of possibles for a 400g tank lol. I'd section it off in half and make one half predator and the other coral/community
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Old 07-19-2011, 08:14 PM   #103
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so i need to go through this thread and reread the suggestions and make a list. and given some of them setting up a solid 55 gallon fowlr is going to be expensive enough, i dont think i want to spend the money necessary for anything larger than a 75 gallon build let alone skimmer, pumps ,overflows live rock for a 125 on my first salt water tank. but then again i could use the 55 im working on now as a refugium for it.
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Old 07-19-2011, 08:28 PM   #104
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Imo go as big as you can afford, the main reason is because the bigger tanks don't spike quite as fast as smaller tanks...also you can make little mistakes on a bigger tank without too much damage. 125's honestly are not bad at all. Just the initial price of equipment is kinda high, afterwards its really just salt and ro water (plus some minor things)
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Old 07-19-2011, 08:34 PM   #105
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See youre saving money on that already. You also said youre savvy with the diy, so you can save a bunch on lights with a kit or pick your own parts, not all stores sell pieces like that but youll find several as well as instructions if you look. Some people also make their own overflow out of pvc, up to you as to how far you want to take it.
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Old 07-19-2011, 08:37 PM   #106
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this is true. but a little harder to swallow $400 after saving for the most skimmer i can afford for a 125 gallon vs $200 for a 55. i know that it is better to spend it now vs paying for a start up on a 55 only to look into sweety pies eyes over a tasty romantic dinner and say... "honey, we should have gotten a bigger tank." and have to spend that much more... ha, screw this **** hobby, ill see what the boss says tonight when she gets home from work.
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Old 07-19-2011, 08:44 PM   #107
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i can do diy but im still very new to saltwater so i would need plans and drawings. kind of why i would like my hand on the store bought items first to get a feel for them... sad i know.
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Old 07-19-2011, 08:47 PM   #108
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I'm pretty sure shamu is on your list of possibles for a 400g tank lol. I'd section it off in half and make one half predator and the other coral/community

even with a 125, how novel would that be to put a glass wall in the middle of the tank. treat the two halves as completely separate tanks and build each up... i like your way of thinking sir.
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Old 07-19-2011, 08:50 PM   #109
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Hahaha it'll work out not to fuel your fire, but I had bought a 55g about a year ago with all intentions of going sw....well obviously it kept getting put off...then my "boss" stumbled across a 125 sw full setup...it came with everything and I mean everything....for 300 bucks.... When I used the 55 to hold the live rock during setup....I am sooo glad I didn't commit to the 55.... Don't get me wrong, 55 is still a decent sized tank. But my 125 is absolutely overwhelming in person.... And its got one heck of a calming effect. Just take your time and think it through
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You can differ some cost as well, you were planning on fowlr for a while in the 55 so push back the purchase of a skimmer for a while. Same thing with lights if youre doing it yourself, youll prob want 12 bulb fixture for reef but if you left space between can put 6 in till you get corals.
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