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Old 12-05-2008, 03:11 PM   #1
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Hey everyone my names Joel im new to this site, Im located in Northeast,PA and currently i have a freshwater tank i also will be setting up my FOWLR tank (55 gallon) soon and im gonna need some help and maybe a few suggestions i've been researching for about 2 months and now i think im ready to begin my project and get rid of the freshwater tank to make a QT tank for my saltwater fish. well im open to all suggestions so start them up. Thanks everyone.
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Go to the article section of this site and read up. There are articles detailing equipment as well as how to properly cycle your tank.

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Welcome to the site Joel.
I'm in NE PA too...Wilkes-Barre area.
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East stroudsburg here... And i have read up on everything about cycling filters protein skimmers LR im not going to use LS i plan on using dry aragonite sand. but with my LR i plan on using azbout 70 pounds of base rock and 10 pounds of fiji live rock from live aquaria to see my base rock. I do have some questions on power heads also with some critters to keep my alagea in tract since i cannot use any type of shrimp or crab due to my fish of choice.
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Hydor Korallias are a great option for your size tank. They are affordable and provide excellent flow with low energy consumption.

I'm assuming you are looking to do an aggressive FOWLR tank.?. Just a word of caution most of the fish found in those kinds of tanks require larger systems to thrive. They are messy eaters and you will need a very good skimmer to keep up with the DOC.

As long as you do regular PWCs (which I recommend highly with a predator tank) have a good quality skimmer you shouldn't have an issue with algae.
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yeah i plan on a dwarf zebra lion fish i read they were messy eaters but shouldnt be fed more then 3 times a week,which helps cut down on there waste and with two power heads the BR/LR and a filter i hope everything will work out fine with there waste. What do you recomend for a good protein skimmer? Also i was looking to just do a biowheel filter with LR as the filter media. BUT any ideas for a CUC...sorry i have some questions but you can only learn so much from books and online sites and i see everyone is very helpful here.
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I would forgo the biowheel filter and get a good skimmer. Check out the octopus line of skimmers they are great bang for the buck. I would suggest getting one rated for at least 100g since you are going with the messy eaters.

Snails are probably the only thing you can really do for a CUC.
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what about if the biowheel filter came with the tank already?
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