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Old 12-17-2008, 10:03 PM   #1
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Red face Setting up a (Saltwater) 72 gallon bow front?

How many circulation pumps should i have and what rated gph? Any help would be appreciated!
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Since u both have the same tank, I think you could refer to this post

New 72 gallon Bow Front
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I started out with a 72g bow. I had dual 660gph Tunze Nano Stream (6025) running on the tank as well as about 900gph on my return. It really depends on what kind of tank you are shooting for. A FOWLR or FO will not need the amount of flow a Reef will.
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Yeah Check that link out to mine

New 72 gallon Bow Front

Just got the water in mine and LS waiting for it to clear up some so I can move the sand around and then I am adding the LR. Got any question about it ask
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I started out with a 72g bow. I had dual 660gph Tunze Nano Stream (6025) running on the tank as well as about 900gph on my return. It really depends on what kind of tank you are shooting for. A FOWLR or FO will not need the amount of flow a Reef will.

I was going to say this Thread sound like a Job for Ziggy!...
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I was going to say this Thread sound like a Job for Ziggy!...
Thanks for the replys how many pounds of sand should i have in my tank?
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between 80 and 100. Cooltop went 80, I have around 100.
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between 80 and 100. Cooltop went 80, I have around 100.
Thanks for the info and replys.So now I got all my equiment this is what I have.72 bow front tank,Stand,water pump,200 watt heater,lights,glass top,filter.Does this sound good if so can I start buying my rock,sand,water?
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I would add another heater to the mix. Having 2 will keep one from working overtime and you will have a back up in case one fails. The glass tops are not needed in SW tanks as they will cause low pH from lack of O2 exchange.

What kind of lighting and what kind of filter do you have? Also refresh my memory, are you going FO, FOWLR or Reef?
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I would add another heater to the mix. Having 2 will keep one from working overtime and you will have a back up in case one fails. The glass tops are not needed in SW tanks as they will cause low pH from lack of O2 exchange.

What kind of lighting and what kind of filter do you have? Also refresh my memory, are you going FO, FOWLR or Reef?
For lights I have a Single tube strip thtas 48 inches ling but on the box says that i need a glass top .It also said it cant work without glass top.For the filter I have a Rena xP2 Canister filter.Plus I am having a FOWLR.But as for the extra heater wont get til after cycling process.So now can I go get some sand,rock,water?
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