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Old 02-07-2012, 05:52 PM   #91
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Drill the back and attach an overflow box to rthe back of the tank. There is no need to run an overflow box all the way to the bottom of the tank and waste all that space. do something like this:

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That's a great idea. I think I'll go with that. I'm gonna start a build thread once everything comes together.
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Old 02-18-2012, 10:39 PM   #92
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^ i agree, that is pretty cool. anyways just a little updated pic. no new livestock but re-did my scape a little....still sucks, but whatever...
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Old 02-18-2012, 10:40 PM   #93
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oh yea, haha i forgot.. please still ignore the awesome light... still on the lookout for a decent one.
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Old 02-20-2012, 01:39 PM   #94
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You need some kind of substrate, pH, ammonia, nitrate, nitrite test kits, make sure you're doing enough research for this.
I'd suggest a slightly larger tank. There are sizes in between a 20 and 55 gal. I'd go with a 29 or 30 gal tank-You really shouldn't try a SW tank in that small of a tank.
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:38 PM   #95
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You don't need a substrate. Many tanks do well bare bottom. there are thousands of nano reefs below 20 gallons that are thriving. Why is it that people shouldn't have salt tanks smaller than 29 gallons?
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Old 02-24-2012, 07:51 AM   #96
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Only telling you what I've read about SW tanks. I was only listing things it seemed were missing from your list-it's your choice not to use substrate. I probably shouldn't have replied-I didn't realize quite how many replies there were or how long the convo had carried out when I commented.
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just picked up a small emerald crab. while the employee was getting it out of the tank i noticed they have tons of bristle worms in the tank (sp). everywhere i read they say they are a nuisance. so far i haven't seen any in my tank so im guessing my LR didn't bring any with it. i was just wondering if it is a bad idea to introduce them to my tank? it just seems like they will help the Eco cycle in the tank? IDK.. can anyone school me on this?thanks in advance guys!
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They aren't a nuisance. They are scavengers that come for free. People spend money on "clean up crews" and then want to kill all the worms. it doesn't make much sense to me. You just purchased a known predator with claws, as do many other reef keepers, but a worm that has some spines for defense (not offense) is considered bad.
The reason a tank is overrun with bristle worms is poor husbandry- Not cleaning, overfeeding, poor flow and uneaten food building up on the sand...
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Should I ask for the LFS to throw a few in with my next purchase? Or should I just wait for now?whenever I see them I think its kind of cool.weird I know.thanks for the help mr.x!
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You can do that if you want. I just did that myself.
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