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Old 12-06-2004, 09:44 PM   #1
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your opinions on my first SW tank!

My first SW tank! I've waited a long time for this.
Here's what I'll be setting up with

50 Gal tank
2x 150W Visitherm Heaters
Instant Ocean Salt
2xMaxi-Jet 900 powerheads (230Gph/each)
Remora Aqua C skimmer
Fluval 305 Canister filter( got it free with my tank so why not)
2-3" sand bed
stock Lighting for now(1x 10000K@30W 1x 12000K@30W)

I've heard that I can put LR in after a day of initial setup? Is this true?
I want to get 40Lbs to start
CF will be my first upgrade

any suggestion or comments?

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Old 12-06-2004, 11:03 PM   #2
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First of all,welcome to AA !!

50gal tank is a good starter
2 heaters are always good, but visitherm may crack...
IO salt is good, but I'd rather use Oceanic salt.JMO
2 Maxi jet PH are good
AquaC Remora skimmer. excellent choice
Fluval canister is good choice too. Ditch the bio rings, because those are nitrate factory.
2-3" DSB is good. I'd use 2" PS to save $$$ and 1" LS
Lighting is ok for FOWLR.

LR is a good filtration source for SW tank. You can put LR in since your tank still in cycle process. GoodLuck!

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Old 12-06-2004, 11:14 PM   #3
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Yeah the LR will help to cycle the tank and go ahead and get it started with cultivating bacteria.
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first sw, tan

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