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Old 03-25-2012, 09:09 PM   #1
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Tonys 75gl Reef Build

After months of waiting to put together my tank it is finally starting to happen.

I'm waiting on my stand again b/c my Lfs got it cracked but I bought a lot of the stuff today, 1of my Lfs matches prices from online.. Any additions/suggestions?

I got:
Aqueon proflex 4
Coralife cone skimmer 150gl
Aqueon pump, 735gph
And a 60lb box of IO salt

I'm going to be picking up some rock soon also
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:10 PM   #2
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I have not picked up power heads yet and was planning on korallia evolutions... What size would I need l? I was thinking two 1050's...... I will be keeping a majority of SPS, a clam, 2-3 LPS, and maybe an anemone.

Lighting will probably be the reef bright LED b/c all I want is on/off only.

I will be waiting a bit for the corals as well b/c I am brand new to salt water
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:19 PM   #3
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You should also hold off on the clam and anemone until the tank is at least 6-8 months old, If not longer.
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Yeah, I planned on waiting a while and the clam would probably be last anyway since they are supposed to be the toughest
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:38 PM   #5
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And would a dwarf lion or larger lion be reef safe?... By that I mean won't eat corals or harm them? Don't really care about keeping shrimp
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Old 03-30-2012, 01:07 AM   #6
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I am going to be setting up my tank I the next 2weeks to start the cycle... I herd miracle mud is almost a must with mangroves in the fuge and it has to be in there before I start the cycle right???

I am going to try to get live rock that has just been sitting in a guys tank for about 4months in his water that is just still b/c he is selling the tank also and is proving no leaks... Should I watch out for problems with the rock?? I assume it is just dry rock that is in water? Lol
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Old 03-30-2012, 01:14 AM   #7
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This will probably be the longest build ever, lol
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Write a review for the Proflex. The model 4 is very expensive IMO.

Yeah I think all the stuff on the guy's rock is dead by now if there was nothing feeding it. Just cycle normally.
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:11 AM   #9
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I will post one up after about a month.... I did find a deal on it and paid 260 for it so I was able to live with that, lol
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I have not picked up power heads yet and was planning on korallia evolutions... What size would I need l? I was thinking two 1050's...... I will be keeping a majority of SPS, a clam, 2-3 LPS, and maybe an anemone.

Lighting will probably be the reef bright LED b/c all I want is on/off only.

I will be waiting a bit for the corals as well b/c I am brand new to salt water
the "reef bright LED", is that the marineland one that you see & is listed on the box as "reef capable"?

if so these lights are NOWHERE near enough light for most corals let alone SPS & a nem. they might have enough for mushrooms ans some zoas but thats it.

if not,
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