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Old 08-03-2015, 03:17 PM   #1
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13 Gallon LED widescreen FOWLR

Is it possible to turn this tank into a FOWLR aquarium? I have years of experience with fresh water tanks but want to see what saltwater would be like.

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What would I need?

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Old 08-03-2015, 03:33 PM   #2
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Totally possible.

What's the dimensions? You want a tank a bit wider than in FW because you have live rock.


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Old 08-03-2015, 03:42 PM   #3
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24.25 L x 16.625 H x 8.375 W

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Not too bad. I have a standard 10g nano reef myself. The key to nano tanks is not skipping water changes. They are less forgiving because there's not as much water.

Your main thing will be rock work that fits the tank.

Take a look at smaller goby species like clown, blue neon, rainfords, or just a smaller clownfish like an ocellaris/variant.


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Okay! I'll have to look into it.

I already have the tank, heater, filter, hood (LED lighting in hood)

What more do I need to begin this tank? (aside from the LR and substrate)
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You are looking at right around a 14-14.5 gallon tank. Just if you needed that info


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Oh, well the link in the post I put earlier says it is a 13 gallon. The more the merrier though!
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Okay! I'll have to look into it.

I already have the tank, heater, filter, hood (LED lighting in hood)

What more do I need to begin this tank? (aside from the LR and substrate)

You don't want a hood on saltwater tanks. I have seen guards put over T5 fixtures though. Also make sure your heater is FULLY submersible. The reasoning for this is a simple thing called salt creep. As water evaporates from the tank the salt is left behind to fall on whatever is below it. This means it could get into your heater or lighting unit and cause damage.

Water movement is very important in SW as well. So a powerhead to keep the water flowing will be good. Stagnant water is a powerhouse for algae.


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Okay so with no hood, I would have to buy an external light?

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Okay so with no hood, I would have to buy an external light?

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I would start a build thread I am still sorta new to saltwater and there is tons of guys on here with many more years than me.


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