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Old 07-15-2013, 10:29 PM   #1
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Starting a mini reef

I'm going to start a mini reef only using soft corals and biotopes the Caribbean and South Florida I am going pretty well with it but I would like a little more information
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I think you may need to be a bit more specific about what kind of information you are looking for.
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The basics mainly
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What size tank are you thinking?
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Old 07-16-2013, 01:02 AM   #5
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Old 07-16-2013, 01:30 AM   #6
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I have a 20t reef myself.

I would suggest that you use 20-30lbs of substrate for a shallow sand bed.

Approx 20-25 lbs of live rock seems to be a good amount still leaving room for fish.

I am running 2 hydor koralia 240 powerheads and would suggest to use 3 instead

For soft corals, the least amount of light I would suggest is a 2 bulb t5ho light.

A refugium would be a good addition since this is probably one of your first reef tanks.
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