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Old 01-30-2014, 07:48 PM   #11
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There is an over the back filter. I was told that would create enough flow

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You will want a small power head as well. Koralia 240 is great
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You just running a standard ten gal? I would either run it with no lid or get a glass or acrylic lid so you can upgrade your lighting. I would also pick up a power head (I'm running 2 korilia 240s on my ten with an ac30 hob filter) the filter alone will not give you enough flow for coral
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I am running a standard 10 gallon. I am starting with fish only first then moving to soft corals later on. I can definitely pick up a power head if needed. I wish I could have no lid, but unfortunately I have cats that will gladly either eat the fish or knock over the tank, since they are endlessly fascinated with it. I am considering fashioning a plexi-glass top with areas cut out for a light filter, heater, etc.
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My 10 had a hood and a koralia 240, along with an aqua clear 30 hob. PH did fine and my corals grew great
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Starting a new 10g saltwater tank

Petco sells hinged glass lids for standard tanks
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Old 01-31-2014, 12:17 AM   #16
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I am running a standard 10 gallon. I am starting with fish only first then moving to soft corals later on. I can definitely pick up a power head if needed. I wish I could have no lid, but unfortunately I have cats that will gladly either eat the fish or knock over the tank, since they are endlessly fascinated with it. I am considering fashioning a plexi-glass top with areas cut out for a light filter, heater, etc.

In my experience the plexi glass I used began to get warped and droop down closer to the water, probably from the heat produced by the light. I would go with a glass top if you can.
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I will look into the glass ones. The light won't have any trouble going through the glass?

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No but you'll have to clean salt creep off of it probably once a week or so
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That would be fine. That way I can look into the clip on led lights

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Honestly most clip on lights aren't vert good, for relatively cheap lighting for a 10 look into a par38. Reefkoi.com has there new ones out for $60 still I believe. If you want to spend a little more, I have the reefbreeders value fixture over my 10 and I love it
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