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Old 12-01-2011, 08:36 PM   #1
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Filtration, and skimmer questions.

Hi there, im new to the forum and i just had some questions about what is the most efficient filtration for my tank. Im changing my reef over to a predator tank, but i am keeping a couple mushrooms and a couple simple soft corals in there aswell. I have a 180 g tank with a 75 g sump. Right now i just have a 6 inch deep sandbed in my sump with about 30lbs of live rock, and a protein skimmer. I have about 200lbs of rock in the display tank aswell. I plan to have 2 sharks, a small ray, 2 groupers, a goatfish, and i also have a blue chin trigger pair. Should i get rid of the sand? Replace with bio balls? Or canister filter on the side? Any suggestions would he great. I know all about the requirments for rays and sharks and the tank will be upgraded. I also wanted to know if your able to over skim a tank, the skimmer im getting is good up to 350gallons. Thanks in advance.
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You can't have two sharks in that tank, only one. And the only shark you might be able to get by with for a couple years is the coral cat shark. If you want a ray then you'd need to get rid if most of your rock for an open space for it to swim. Also you can't have triggers with a stingray otherwise the stingrays eyes will be poked out and be tortured to death. Your stock looks fine if you get rid of the stingray and a shark. Preferably both sharks otherwise their growth will become stunted in a 6 foot tank. 7 or 8 would be better.
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I know 2 people that have had sharks together, one of them has 4 banded bamboo sharks together, you just have to make sure you only have 1 male, but you can have females together without problems. but are you able to tell me about any filtration ideas. All those fish are a heavy bio-load and I just want to know what the best filtration to make sure i have the best water parameters. last week I got a Banded bamboo shark, he must be a newborn because hes barely over 6 inches long. He ate for the first time yesterday since i got him. I understand the requirements for sharks and rays, and i said i will be upgrading. I will give them more space than just required.
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I know 2 people that have had sharks together, one of them has 4 banded bamboo sharks together, you just have to make sure you only have 1 male, but you can have females together without problems. but are you able to tell me about any filtration ideas. All those fish are a heavy bio-load and I just want to know what the best filtration to make sure i have the best water parameters. last week I got a Banded bamboo shark, he must be a newborn because hes barely over 6 inches long. He ate for the first time yesterday since i got him. I understand the requirements for sharks and rays, and i said i will be upgrading. I will give them more space than just required.
If you want a stingray then you can't have a trigger. And what I meant was that you can't have 2 sharks in that size a tank.
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