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Old 12-15-2012, 04:38 PM   #1
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Smile Six foot Marine build

Hi following on from my other thread,about this possibly happening well now its almost certainly gonna happen!
Now the tank is 72 x 18 x 24
Lighting is two T8 tubes Looking to upgrade this in the future.
Gem juwel internal filter 1,500 litre pump {Not sure on this one yet?}
Or Fluval 406? 1,450 litres per hour.
Circulation pumps x 2 Koralia evolution 5,200? Or would three smaller ones be a better choice?
Salt - same make as me local shop uses - Kent marine?
Protein skimmer - Aqua one pro skim G224 {for aquariums up to a 1,000 litres,Flow - 1,850 per hour}Or equivalent.
Total turn over = 13,750 litres per hour
Living rock - 40 kilos?
Coral sand or live sand?
Refractometer
Marine test kit.
R/O water?
Anything I missed? Or what would you add/subtract?
Now do I get all the hardware then start setting up or set up as I get the hardware?
I am looking to have small fish and shrimps and hardy corals,and obviously a clean up crew.
Thanks for reading and thanks in advance for any thoughts or suggestions.
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:51 PM   #2
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Hi no comments at all?
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Sounds good to me except are you planning on a sump as you would definitely benefit on a tank that size
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Oh and with the sand live will cycle it quicker but they're both fine the only thing about coral substrate is it can try Derris and cause high nitrates be fine with normal sand maybe seed it with one bag of live sand
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I am looking to have small fish and shrimps and hardy corals,and obviously a clean up crew.
You won't be able to keep any corals with those lights.
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You won't be able to keep any corals with those lights.
agreed, although OP said looking to upgrade them, so not sure if he meant hardy corals now or later.
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:17 PM   #7
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You won't be able to keep any corals with those lights.
Hi yes looking to upgrade,but may install upgraded lights rather than use what I already have,as I only have T8 tubes and they are only 42 inch so are rather short for a six foot tank Any suggestions? My local shop is suggesting LEDs but they are rather expensive I am looking at dare I say hardy corals and I am not looking to really heavily stock the tank so corals that like allot of room will be OK. Also any suggestions on this and also any usefull links to threads on here would be great
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Oh and with the sand live will cycle it quicker but they're both fine the only thing about coral substrate is it can try Derris and cause high nitrates be fine with normal sand maybe seed it with one bag of live sand
Hi i have put in 26 kilo of coral sand and this seemed a little deep to me {giving a depth of about 1.5 inches all over} I also intend to add live sand as I believe like you said it will speed up the cycle.
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Alot of people run 2-3" of sandbed.
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Alot of people run 2-3" of sandbed.
Hi thanks
Also any more idea's on the lighting?
Also I am looking to maybe add some larger corals or rather one's that will hopefully grow large - any suggestions?
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