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Old 07-06-2008, 01:59 PM   #1
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Just startin out.

I am just starting out and thought I would show you guy's and gal's my tank. Please let me know what you think and suggestions are alway's good.
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Old 07-06-2008, 02:31 PM   #2
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Looking like a good start!

What are you planning on housing in the tank? Deciding what you want to keep is the biggest step. After you have that figured out we will be able to offer you more suggestions. From the look of your setup now it looks like a FOWLR. If you are going to go full reef then there are a lot of things you will need to take into consideration and research.
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I am going for a full reef. Got my water tested and my alkalinty and calcium were a little low so i decided to wait a week or two to bring them up to the proper levels before adding and fish or corals. Right now all I have is crabs, snails, a brittle star, and a cleaner shrimp. I have a nice rock full of mushrooms in the corner and a few on the other rocks in the tank. That's all for now. I was thinking of going with a Volitan Lion but I would like community fish as well. So I am undecided as to which way to go.
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The lion will probably not do well with other fish. They tend to eat anything they can get in their mouths. They also aren't a good fish to have in a reef because they are messy eaters and they will overload your system with waste.

If you are planning on doing a reef you will need good lighting and excellent water conditions. Adding a sump with a refugium is a good idea as well.

How large is your tank? What kind of lights do you have on there now?
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Old 07-06-2008, 04:10 PM   #5
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90g tank with 50/50. Two 10000k and 2 of the blue. I think that's what it's called. And I am looking into a sump, just need the funding. I take donations!
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The blue bulbs are Antic AFAIK
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Actinic.

And I think ziggy was wondering more along the lines of how many Watts do you have there? Maybe it's just the picture, but it doesn't look like much depending on what kind of corals you're looking to do.
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Your current lights look like NO (normal output) floursecents. How many watt output is each of the bulbs?
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Ohh.. I think it's 28w
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need more light!
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