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Old 05-12-2014, 04:26 AM   #1
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what filtration do you recommend other than live rock and sand?

Hey , I'm wanting to start up a marine tank , and I'm after some advice , I've got a 120l tank , and I don't really want to drill it because I don't have anywer for a sump , what filtration do you recommend other than live rock and sand?
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Old 05-12-2014, 07:20 AM   #2
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Perhaps look into an hob filter and hob skimmer. Do be sure to do a proper complete cycle no matter what. Best of luck

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Old 05-12-2014, 08:47 AM   #3
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That's about 31 U.S. Gallons. A HOB filter will do you good. An Aqua Clear 110.
You could get a skimmer, but this is the cut-off for not needing one. You can grab a hydor slim skin nano or something like that as a skimmer. It's actually pretty decent, my neighbor has one and it works great.
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That's about 31 U.S. Gallons. A HOB filter will do you good. An Aqua Clear 110.
You could get a skimmer, but this is the cut-off for not needing one. You can grab a hydor slim skin nano or something like that as a skimmer. It's actually pretty decent, my neighbor has one and it works great.

+1. Reef octopus also makes good hob skimmers, but not necessary on this size tank 5-10 gal wc's a week should keep you in check. The aqua clear filters are cheap and reliable and great to run media in.
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Old 05-12-2014, 01:11 PM   #5
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I have a 90G not drilled and my setup: (1) Marineland 350, (2) HOT Magnums 250gph/w cruched coral USED as BIO filter, AquaC Remora Skimmer Mag 3 350 gph/w overflow

120G

Filters
2 Marinland 350gph or 400gph $100.00
1 AquaC Remora Skimmer with drain mag 5 500gph with overlflow box$300.00
Bio filter will be your live rock 90% base rock 10% live rock wih coraline algae.
3" sandbed

no sump needed!!
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I have a 90G not drilled and my setup: (1) Marineland 350, (2) HOT Magnums 250gph/w cruched coral USED as BIO filter, AquaC Remora Skimmer Mag 3 350 gph/w overflow

120G

Filters
2 Marinland 350gph or 400gph $100.00
1 AquaC Remora Skimmer with drain mag 5 500gph with overlflow box$300.00
Bio filter will be your live rock 90% base rock 10% live rock wih coraline algae.
3" sandbed

no sump needed!!
Not a 120g tank a 120 litre. If doing a 120 gallon I'd definitely drill it but the 120l is fine with just a hob filter and hob skimmer if you want but it's not needed.
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Sorry you said liters! Filter one with a UV
PF40-UV Power Filter (HOB) With UV Sterilization $60.00
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Uv sterilizers are more if a fw thing
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Old 05-12-2014, 03:40 PM   #9
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Would no skimmer still allow me to keep some corals /anenomes? And what media should I run in the ac110?
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Yes it will. However the types of coral/a nem you can keep depends on your lights. What are you using for lighting? In my ac I run chemi pure elite and that's it
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I'm on the hunt for a good deal for a good lighting system at many recommendations? Trying to stay on a budget
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And what would be the maximum stock on corals / anenomes and fish thanx guys yous are such a help sorry if I get abit annoying
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What's your budget for lights specifically? For fish I'd say 4-5 small ones. Coral wise you can stock as many as you want. Just give them room so they don't sting and murder each other. A nem will decide where it wants to be and will take up a good portion of real estate. But nems shouldn't be added for around a year anyway.
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I'm not really sure as much as I need to but I dot want to go crazy haha and awesome sounds good any fish ideas?
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How long is the tank? Fish wise you could do a pair of occelaris or percula clowns, blennies, bassletts, gobies, go to liveaquaria they're good for looking up fish
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Is that led strip blue? Without knowing how many watts each led is its hard to know. For growing corals you want at least 3w each led
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