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Old 04-26-2009, 10:03 PM   #1
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starting a 90g FOWLER

I currently have a 90g that I would like to FOWLER with.
I have an external power and UGF from when it was a FW tank.
Will that be adequate filtration to get it started? Should I plan on fish only to start with?
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IMO a UGF will not be a good idea. LR and a skimmer with weekly PWC`s would be a better choice. LR for biological filtration and a skimmer to get rid of Dissolved organic compounds.
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Old 04-26-2009, 11:06 PM   #3
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LR and a skimmer with weekly PWC`s would be a better choice.
Teriffic!! Thats kinda what I was hoping for. Couple more ?s
1. 2lbs of rock per gal. still the recommendation?
2. Skimmer? Referring to a protein skimmer?
3. I have a 40g FW tank. Could bacteria or anything be useful from that tank to help cycle the SW tank?
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Old 04-27-2009, 10:01 AM   #4
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How did this end up in a sick fish forum?...lol
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How did this end up in a sick fish forum?...lol
I dont know. But I`ll move it to the getting started forum.
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1. Different LR weighs different weight. I would suggest 1.5 lbs per gallon. If its heavier maybe even 1 lb per gallon.

2.yes

3. No, Different type of bacteria.
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I would say just get as much rock as you would like? it may look to full with that much rock or you might not be full enough.
A skimmer is a must IMO do a search for the best one for you
What part of MN you from?
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Old 06-04-2009, 07:50 AM   #8
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I currently have a seaclone vortex skimmer running; I guess I'll start with "some" rock and add more as I had more fish.
I'm from Fergus Falls, bring on the tourist season!!! lol
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There is some stuff call eco rox it is a dead rock but looks like figi rock it is a heck of a lot cheaper than live rock and after it gets seeded in you can not tell the differance. I would maybe go that route? it is like 2.99 lbs vs 7.99-9.99 lbs for live rock.
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There is also a skimmer called a turboflottor 1000 I had one on my 125 and it worked good till I got more stuff that would be a good one for a 90
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