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Old 06-29-2011, 08:58 PM   #1
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Hi starting a sw tank but dnt wanna use a sump will using Fluval 405 x2 be ok? Also I basically need a rundown of all specs needed pls I want to do live rock clowns tang and also reef. Plz help I'm Juss learning and I need the specs to be accurate for a 130 gallon sw setup no sump plz

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Old 06-30-2011, 10:59 AM   #2
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You could run 2 405's but that wouldn't be worth the price of the second 405. You'd prob save money by simply going with 1 405 and atleast 2 good powerheads. The live rock will be the bigger part of your "filtration". If you're going with 130g tank, you're gonna need 130-200 lbs of rock for proper filtration, prob 100 lbs in sand (not completely sure). Atleast 2 decent powerheads, (I'd go with 4.) In terms of lighting, to give you more options in terms of coral type and placement, I'd look into a 6-8 bulb t5 setup or if possible LED. Some of the other equipment you'll want is a RO/DI unit, a decent water heater or two, a UV sterilizer, possibly a HOB filter for backup, a refractometer (for testing salinity) and a good master saltwater test kit. I believe that about it but I could be forgetting somethings. Oh and not everything I mentioned is 100% necessary. sounds like a huge list but once together, salties are fairly simple to maintain IMO.
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