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Old 05-28-2011, 08:28 PM   #1
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What should i add to my sw tank??

I want to know is there any other filters or anything to keep my tank healthy, it's a 20g 34x70x5 tank I have 20 lb of live sand and 7 lb of live rock I'm going to add 10 more lb. I have two Fluval u1 now.
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Old 05-28-2011, 09:07 PM   #2
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what are your intentions with this tank? just fish and possibly a few inverts?
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Old 05-28-2011, 10:05 PM   #3
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Some fish and maybe a couple of reefs
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Thats only a 20 gallon? I’m confused on that . Im assuming you mean a couple corals. If you want a reef tank you will have to tell use more about your lighting.
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Old 05-29-2011, 02:40 AM   #5
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Your inwall setup is nicely done. Please don't rush into this and head the advice of folks like Mr. X and austinsdad among other heavy posters who are very conservative among others. It is only for the sake of the inhabitants whom are entrusting their lives to you. Please don't take this as an attack as we are a community here. Look forward to your progress!
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it's going to be somewhat tough lighting that tank effectively enough to keep corals. with 4"-5" front to back all you'll be able to fit over it would be a 2 lamp fixture. perhaps a 2 x 80 watt t-5 HO fixture would be the best bet.
here is the cheap version-
60" T5 HO Aquarium Light Hood Strip 2x 80W Marine 5 ft | eBay

...but a much better option would be this-
5 Ft Aruba Sun V Shaped 2x80 Watt T5HO Retrofit Kit With Moonlight LEDs,Hamilton Lighting,Aruba Sun,Retro Lighting,Retrofit Lighting,Canopy Light,T5HO

or this...
https://thecompletereef.com/shop/cat...lHLbb5KsNxpkw9


even with the best of those, you'll only be able to keep some soft corals and possibly lower light sps towards the top half of the tank.
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Ok any thing more, is there like a mini skimmer I can use?
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with such a small amount of water you should be able to keep the tank healthy with just weekly partial water changes. i wouldn't waste the money on a skimmer. all the nano skimmers out there don't work that well anyway.
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Added 7lb more of live rock what next
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Added 7lb more of live rock what next
Is there a special way to place the live rock? And what next
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