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Old 05-16-2008, 04:41 PM   #11
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When I had my 55 All I had was Lr and a skimmer. Biological filtration is the best IMO. And of course a few PH`s.
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Old 05-16-2008, 04:44 PM   #12
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What have 2 PH's one on each end to create a circulation effect?
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Sounds good to me. I have two on the back of my tank pointing a little toward each other.
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Thanks for all the help guys, any other ideas on stocking amounts and types of fish I should get?
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Old 05-17-2008, 12:41 PM   #15
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Check out Melev's Reef - Sumps & Fuge's for some design ideas. You just need to cut some glass/acrylic to make partitions (baffles) inside the 29, add an overflow box to the back of the tank to move water down to the sump, and then a pump to return water back to the tank.
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Pitt429dude I guess I was being a bit cryptic. Assuming filtration would be in order by way of a skimmer. I wuz only thnking about not needing the media from the Eheim and having the rock. Forot to mention about the filtration need.

Even still, I do frequently run my reef tank for months without the skimmer. Maybe 3 at the most sometime. 4 to 6 week water changes. Sometimes 2 months prolly. I have heard some swear by natural filtration from rocks only.
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Even still, I do frequently run my reef tank for months without the skimmer. Maybe 3 at the most sometime. 4 to 6 week water changes. Sometimes 2 months prolly. I have heard some swear by natural filtration from rocks only.[/quote]


Ahh how big/stocked is your tank? to do a bi-monthly water change?
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Old 05-19-2008, 09:33 AM   #18
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3 tangs, 2 clowns, 2 blennies, 2 shrimp gobies, 3 cardinals, 4 chromis, 2 neon gobies (tiny), and over 200 lbs of rock. Fuge. 155g tank.
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I agree with the previously mentioned post of ditching the damsels, you will be more open to fish choices down the road. Depending on how many fish you end up getting you may want to throw a few more lbs of LR in there. Ideal is 1 to 1.25 lbs per gallon. If you can afford it, definatly make the 29 a sump, they are awesome for holding skimmers & such and if you can squeeze a fuge in there i would. Also, invest in a nice skimmer, i had so many algea/nitrate/misc problems untill i upgraded.
what skimmer do you have, is it a HOB or in-sump?
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