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Old 10-24-2012, 01:37 AM   #21
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Powerheads just go wherever you want them, usually people will put 2, one on each side facing each other. Wherever there are dead spots or you feel there needs to be more flow, experiment and put it there. You can also point one towards the surface for surface agitation. It's okay, everything is new and we've all been at the place you've been. Looks like you have a specialty for FW though .
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Old 10-24-2012, 01:37 AM   #22
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B004F4...1053341&sr=8-4

I'm pretty sure something like this is what you are looking for.
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Old 10-24-2012, 01:43 AM   #23
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Basically, live rock is the perfect biological filter. But in order for it to filter the water, you need flow to push the water around the tank. Also, you need to mimic ocean currents to keep the environment as close to natural as possible. Some people even use wave makers to make little waves in their tanks. Those are mostly used on larger tanks and I don't know if you can use one on a nano tank. You really don't even need a hang on filter. I used one to start off since it was how I got water movement. I'm going to keep using it because I have it. I stick a little peice of filter pad in it because it catches any large debris, and I rinse the pad every over day so nitrates cant grow on it.
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Old 10-24-2012, 01:45 AM   #24
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I think I just realized how much I don't know about marine tanks and its sad
It's not sad! It's good you are learning!! We can't know anything about anything until we make the decision to learn about it.
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Old 10-24-2012, 01:54 AM   #25
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B004F4...1053341&sr=8-4

I'm pretty sure something like this is what you are looking for.
That's what I thought y'all were talking about but when I looked in the stores and googled I only foundhttp://www.thatpetplace.com/power-sw...ey_id=26456288
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Old 10-24-2012, 02:48 AM   #26
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Don't feel discouraged about not knowing much. 6 months ago I knew absolutely nothing. I didn't even have a fish tank much less know you could even have a sw fish tank. And now look where im at
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:23 PM   #27
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I just got done changing my sons 10g to a 20Gallon longthat was a lot of work! There were sooooo many cherry shrimps now his 6 little fish look lonely, guess ill be heading back this weekend and getting him some more rummynose.
I am trying to not let everything with the salt tank get me overwhelmed. I know I will get it set up just going to have to be a smart shopper, I talked to my bf and we made a compromise. My mother wants a 100g salt(Although I would be the one cleaning/maintaining it ) and I wanted to start small with a 10g so we decided where we would put it. Measured and found thatwe could do a 36g bow front in the kitchen. It is large enough to have the same fish we wanted So it works out.
My question is should I use the 10 as a sump? Is that too small? Or would a canister filter me better? If canister which one works better with salt. I have an eheim on my 29 but use fluval hob on the 20 so I like both brands just not sure Which one would work better?
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Old 10-27-2012, 09:01 PM   #28
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Ok just went to my LFS, it's family owned and specialize in marine tanks, the main guy johnnie basically went through everything with me and we he is finding me a tank and stand to fit my dimensions since he said bow fronts are fine but leave little room on the sides for fish to swim after rocks are properly stacked. He said they have a reefers of Louisiana meetup thre every other month, ppl trade or buy everything so I could find some sweet deals when I want to stock. I will know Tuesday the dimensions of the tank and I was wondering when the next group buy is on here cause I need a RO/DI unit and some power heads.
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The next group buy starts Oct 30. PM your name and email to bavass to get on on it.
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In a group buy how much off is the products and do they give you a list with the prices so I can choose what I want
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