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Old 03-27-2012, 11:39 AM   #311
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Ok. I got the castle, filter cartridges, 5 goldfish and the glass tops. Also 2 plants- water wisteria and micro sword. I also added a bubbler.

The first purchase I'm going to make towards saltwater is going to be a new HOB filter. I want a Marineland penguin power.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0009I...2858821&sr=8-1

My current filters are currently maxed out. One is a regent 20-40 gallon and the other is a tetra 5-10 gallon. I did the math... That's 50 gallons total. I'm under-filtering. If I use that new filter in a freshwater tank will I be able to use it in saltwater as long as I clean it really well and put in new filter cartridges and bio wheels?

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Old 03-27-2012, 11:45 AM   #312
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Buttafinga!!

Forgot to add the photo.

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My goldfish Goldie.

*english accent*
"Oh master Robin! Back from the crusades?"


Robin: "My dog Pongo?"
Blinkin: "Run over by a carriage."
Robin: "My goldfish, Goldie??"
Blinkin: "Eaten by the cat."
Robin: "My cat??"
Blinkin: "choked on the goldfish... Oh it's good to be back home, isn't it?"


Hahaha! I love that movie. It's so stupid!
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Old 03-27-2012, 12:42 PM   #313
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Just a tip... I wouldn't hesitat to over filter especially if you are planning a reef. I have a 75 gal filter on my 29gal and I would probably get a 110gal filter for a 55 gal somewhere around 400+ gph
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Old 03-27-2012, 12:53 PM   #314
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Just a tip... I wouldn't hesitat to over filter especially if you are planning a reef. I have a 75 gal filter on my 29gal and I would probably get a 110gal filter for a 55 gal somewhere around 400+ gph
Ok. I'll go for that. I think they make one of those penguins for like 90-120. I will definitely over filter then.
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Just a tip... I wouldn't hesitat to over filter especially if you are planning a reef. I have a 75 gal filter on my 29gal and I would probably get a 110gal filter for a 55 gal somewhere around 400+ gph
Did you ever try out the "mini-fuge" idea?


Also- my husband wants to know if you can use protein skimmers on fresh water. I say no because the water is different than saltwater.

Also, does having a saltwater tank give your room a salty ocean smell? Cause- I'm not gonna lie... That would be awesome.
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Old 03-27-2012, 01:36 PM   #316
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Just a tip... I wouldn't hesitat to over filter especially if you are planning a reef. I have a 75 gal filter on my 29gal and I would probably get a 110gal filter for a 55 gal somewhere around 400+ gph
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000HH...1060805&sr=8-1

This one would be good?
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Did you ever try out the "mini-fuge" idea?

Also- my husband wants to know if you can use protein skimmers on fresh water. I say no because the water is different than saltwater.

Also, does having a saltwater tank give your room a salty ocean smell? Cause- I'm not gonna lie... That would be awesome.
No you can't use a protein skimmer on FW. Your room will only smell salty the first time you fill it.
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I'm wondering if we should move this thread to the fresh water section.
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I'm wondering if we should move this thread to the fresh water section.
I was thinking the same thing. Can we leave it here and I'll only post when I have saltwater questions? I started a thread over on freshwater. Since I'm planning on switching to salt and the majority of this is salt water info, I'd like to leave it here. This way I don't have to start a new thread every time I have a saltwater question.

I only posted some of my freshwater tank stuff because I though some people might have been interested in knowing I have bought my 55 gal. tank and what I did with it for now.
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Did you ever try out the "mini-fuge" idea?

Also- my husband wants to know if you can use protein skimmers on fresh water. I say no because the water is different than saltwater.

Also, does having a saltwater tank give your room a salty ocean smell? Cause- I'm not gonna lie... That would be awesome.
Yeah that filter will work and as for the mini fuge I did try it and it seems to be working just fine. I did epoxy a piece of plastic mesh into the opening for the filter outlet just to make sure all the micro algea stayed in. But I made sure the mesh is course enough to let the pods out if they wanted to come out
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