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Old 11-23-2008, 09:33 PM   #1
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New 55gal

i finally picked up the 55 gallon from my uncle! it isnt i as good of shape that i'd hoped at all but it shouldnt be too bad of a fix. i gotta clean all of the glass, ditch the stone substrate (formerly fw then sw then fw). there is rock in the tank that was once covered in coraline but they are fake so ill be ditching them fore some base rock and a little live. the light is only a 36 watt so ill be pitching that aswell. can i still use that ballast for the light or do i need to ditch that too? oh 4got 2 mention im planning on a softy reef. for filtration ill be pitching the ug filter and keeping the hob and i will prbly add a cannister filter. my uncle is also tellin me to do this jaubert pleum thing which only involves the hob but i want to be safe. i still have about 12 more pages to read up on the filtration thingy so idk. i will also be needing to paint on a black background. still dont know what i want to stock the tank with at all yet. ill get some pics whenever i can get my camera.
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Old 12-02-2008, 07:21 PM   #2
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If it was once FW please check that it was never treated with copper. If it was, you will not be able to keep any inverts which would be a BIG bummer.
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it wasnt. already checked to be safe. =]
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Old 12-02-2008, 08:27 PM   #4
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thought u were getting a 30g?
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Old 12-02-2008, 08:30 PM   #5
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i alrady have a 30g thats the crappy one that im fixing up. this one is at my dads house and its for a sw reef.
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oh. Sorry i cant help unless you want to lose a buch of SW fishbc i know nothin about SW.
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lol yeah, i kno what im doin 4 this 1 so i think im good lol.
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so ive been thinking and i want to start wonderin about what to filter the tank with, im goin to be usin this annoyin deep sand bed (but way more) thing. the plans call for a simple 60gallon or so hob but i like to be safe. so i was thinkin of goin with the fluval 305. would this be a good choice? heard they were nitrate factorys? should i keep the stock filtration or replace it? if so with what?
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sorry just kinda gotta know cuz i need to come up with my x-mas list.

and ive also heard to just skip the fluval and go with a hob skimmer. thoughts? suggestions? links?
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http://www.geocities.com/capecanaver...ndy.htmltheres a link to the filtration system that my uncles buddies have used with amazing results apparently. it only calls for a hob though. i think i might add a hob skimmer with the hob filter. thoughts, suggestions, links(skimmers)?
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