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Old 05-29-2013, 07:04 PM   #1
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Converting another tank

So today I cleaned the plants fish and water out of my 36g bowfront freshwater tank and it will b getting turned into saltwater fowlr for my two green spotted puffers. They are only about an inch or so long. This is not going to be their home forever but i want to get them out of my freshwater tank so they are happier with more room. This is really the reason I started my first saltwater tank but I couldn't help myself had to have corals in there, but this time I am sticking to the plan.

Is there anything special I should clean the tank out with besides vinegar and water?
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:35 PM   #2
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Vinegar and water is just fine. What do you want to get when the puffers are out?
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Well this tank will just b for the puffs for the next year or so
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Where is the best place to get dry rock from online?
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Old 06-02-2013, 05:49 PM   #5
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Just painted the back of the tank and cut the plastic egg crate for the bottom. The stand is super short so I took the short legs off and I am building a cabinet to go underneath to house my sump I am also setting up. Just need to get or build an overflow, buy a protein skimmer, silicone the baffles in the sump and get rock for the display. Then to get the cycle going. My girlfriend can't wait to get the puffs in their new home
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Old 06-03-2013, 03:04 AM   #6
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Where is the best place to get dry rock from online?
I got BRS pukani dry rock and am very pleased. Kind of expensive for dry rock. There's BRS reef saver rock or marcorocks.

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Just painted the back of the tank and cut the plastic egg crate for the bottom. The stand is super short so I took the short legs off and I am building a cabinet to go underneath to house my sump I am also setting up. Just need to get or build an overflow, buy a protein skimmer, silicone the baffles in the sump and get rock for the display. Then to get the cycle going. My girlfriend can't wait to get the puffs in their new home
Lots of work you've done and a way to go. What skimmer are you getting? Bet those puffers are eager too.
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Not sure what skimmer to get cant do a hob not enough room so in sump it will be. got any suggestions?
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Depends on how much you want to spend. Lots of great brands like reef octopus and the hydor slim which I heard good things about. If it's just those 2 green spotted puffers I don't think you'll need a skimmer right away.
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I like my reef octopus bh-1000 hob I have on my 40g reef just not sure if I could do the same on this sump as the other because of the small amount of room I have. Def need a skimmer these little guys are messy eaters
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