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Old 05-09-2014, 09:38 PM   #1
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Hello every one I'm vary happy to say I'm starting a SW tank I'm going to clean my 55 out after I get my 75gal for my FW. So I have a few questions. What do you think I should pay for a protein skimmer? What the best salt tester for the water? And after my tank gets started well it be big enuf for a flame angel fish? I've reed that the need a min of 30 and I've reed they need a min of 75gal. So would my 55gal be big enuf for the angel? I do plan on geting some other fish but after I'm done my list I well post it to see whet every one thinks...
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Old 05-09-2014, 10:39 PM   #2
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Hi welcome to the salty side! For a skimmer look at spending $150-250. You will want a refractometer to test salinity. Yes that tank is fine for a flame
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Thank you! Can wait to set it all up haha need to save up some cash for that skimer tho haha
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Yeah you don't want to go cheap on the skimmer.
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Old 05-10-2014, 12:57 AM   #6
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Corallife are kinda crap. I've never heard anything on aquamedic. Are you doing a sump? Or will the skimme be hob?
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Hob not enuf room of a sump
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Old 05-10-2014, 05:24 AM   #8
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Since you're buying a 75 have you thought about using that for the salt tank instead? A 55 is kinda sub par for aquascaping a saltwater tank imho. It will also go e you enough room in the stand for a refugium.
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You may want to look into saltwater fish only and reef to decide on your live stack as well. I'm no expert only been in the game for a few months but I suggest a the book saltwater aquariums for dummies before you take to many strides. It will answer a lot of questions and give you a general idea of what your in for. I think angel fish are a bit territorial and unless you have a massive system may benefit in a fish only tank. But your going to need to research that a bit. That book also gives you a generally idea of what fish are more aggressive. I have heard some say you can get away with a hob skimmer in a fish only tank but if you plan on keeping corals you might Your going to need a sump to go under your stand to place your protein skimmer and a number of other pieces of required equipment. Just don't go out and by anything until you really do your research or you'll do what I did and you'll pay trust me.

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USED!!! USED!! USED!! 90G $250.00 AquaC Remora skimmer/w drain tube $300.00 , if your tank isn't drilled if your tank isn't I would check out the Fishtank Doc on youtube very good info for saltwater.......save $$ I wish I saw that back in 1991!!!
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