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Old 04-05-2013, 01:09 PM   #1
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Help stocking 60-65 gallon??

Hi guys I'm new to this site, so just a little background
I've had the tank since 2010 and originally had a 26 and upgraded to a 60 about a year ago. In my 60 gallon, i have about 100+ lbs f live rock, a 175 gallon canister filter, 2 750 gph powerheads, a protein skimmer, T5 lighting, and a heater.
Fish: 2 false percs that I've had since the beginning, a coral beauty, a six line wrasse, and an algae blenny
corals: kenya tree, star polyps, a flower pot (didn't know that it was one of the most impossible to keep!!!), red mushrooms, and another one is some type of finger coral i think.

So I'm just wondering what other fish I could have and what other corals?
Also, I want to upgrade my lighting, any suggestions?
Thanks in advance!
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Old 04-06-2013, 02:55 AM   #2
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:51 AM   #3
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Really sorry to go off subject and not contribute anything to your question. I have a canister filter as well, do you have any major problems when it comes to keeping corals? Do you do anything special? I only ask because, most hobbyists do everything they can to discourage you from doing anything as long as you have a canister filter. I apologize for going off subject once again.
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since day one, i've had a HOB filter. I had a really crappy marineland thing, upgraded to a canister filter, and then won a 175 canister filter. when i started, i didnt know what a sump was, and in an instant i would switch over if i hadnt won the filter and my mom let me . but in the canister filter i just have bioballs, a phosphate reducer, sponges, and carbon. my current water levels are
ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: <10
so obviously its working
if you have the chance, get a sump because they are just more compact (meaning that you can put your protein skimmer and refugium and bioballs and everything) and you can do a lot more with them such as mangroves.
but no, i have never had a problem with a canister filter.
and dont worry! always happy to help!
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Thank you. I spent too much money for my fluval to just switch . I'm on the same boat, 0,0, and less than 10. I want to get my feet wet with some beginner corals.
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as long as you have sufficient lighting, flow, and calcium, then go ahead! go get some mushrooms, and in a few months they will be all over the place!
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