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Old 06-08-2012, 10:00 AM   #11
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We have a 20g sump for our 75g. It wasn't difficult to make we did have to use a lot of aquarium safe glue. Which can be found at hardware stores. We were going to use a 30g but where we live after a long search We couldn't find one. Even order one from the LFS. It was pretty cheap I would guess $40 for the sump. As for the skimmer we got it off amazon. It is rated up to 300 gallons and it's an off brand. It was a little difficult to set up but now up and running its amazing. Also only $40. If you haven't found a tank yet I would suggest one with a built in overflow. They are very nice. We got ours off Craigslist for 300 with some accessories. Most we couldn't use bc it was for freshwater. Hope this helps. Good luck!
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:35 PM   #12
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Thanks for the advice! What would be a good maintenance schedule to have? Any good books to get that has information on fish, shrooms, and corals?
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:39 PM   #13
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We do our maintenance once a week. We just got 2 books in the mail. Marine fishes by Scott W. Michael and the super simple guide to corals by James W. Fatherree. We just got the books so haven't read all of it yet. But they seem to be good.
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Old 06-09-2012, 08:24 PM   #14
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Thanks for the suggestions! How often do you feed?
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Old 06-09-2012, 10:55 PM   #15
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It depends on the fish. Our lion and eel eat every other day. The rest of our fish 1 to 2 times a day.
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Old 06-10-2012, 12:54 AM   #16
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Tentative stock list...what do you think? Any suggestions?

2 Clownfish
Butterflyfish ( not sure which one yet)
2 bengaii cardinalfish
2 cleaner shrimp
Maybe a couple hermit crabs or snails

Still debating about mushrooms. Thoughts?
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Old 06-10-2012, 01:20 AM   #17
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Bengaii cardinals do best with 3+. I know, I read liveaquaria, lol
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:47 PM   #18
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I'm looking at lighting. Do you think that this would do well? As mentioned before I'm thinking about maybe keeping some corals. Let me know your thougthts.

48 inch 216W T5 Aquarium light for Reef with timer | eBay
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Old 06-15-2012, 09:15 PM   #19
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I picked up the same fixture pretty much for my 90g fish only tank. So far it works really well. You could most likely keep some corals under them, but nothing crazy or light demanding like SPS or clams.
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Old 06-16-2012, 08:37 PM   #20
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SO, i got my 75 gallon tank today and I'm so excited!!!! I did have a question about RO/DI filter. Should I get as many gallons as my tank is, larger, or smaller? Also, i'm trying to figure out where to put it too. Any suggestions?
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