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Old 05-22-2012, 06:42 PM   #11
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Yeah, you should. My 36 turned into a 36 and a 55...now the 36 is fowlr and the 55 is reef. 55 is a perfect size.

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Old 05-27-2012, 08:11 AM   #12
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Beware of MTS lol I started with a 20 then a 55 then a 90 now have a 180 starting to think i may need help

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Old 05-27-2012, 11:39 AM   #13
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Once you start saltwater you won't go back we went from 20 to 35 to 55 to 75. They are all up and running. All this in 5 months Just starting a 8 gal biocube for reef. My husband and I joke that we need to go to AA. Aquarists anonymous.

Let the tank cycle for 4 weeks. Only add 1-2 fish at a time. Before adding more make sure your levels are good. You will get diatom on your sand bed (brown algae) it can be there for a few months, continue to clean the sand at your weekly water changes. The sump, protein skimmer and other bells and whistles are expensive. I suggest them. But if you don't want them just make sure to check your levels often.
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