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Old 07-26-2015, 10:13 AM   #1
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I am going to look at a 265 gallon tank tomorrow and would like some initial input. If I buy it I will have many more question but just needed some initial advice. The tank has two overflows and a sump and a large fake coral insert. I already have a 100 gallon fish and coral tank and want to set this one up as fish only so I can get all the fish that were either two big or would kill the coral in my existing tank. How would I set this new tank up? Do I need live rock? Any input would be helpful in my decision


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I run a sump on my 120 fowlr.
Dry rock will become live rock in time naturally.
I run caulerpa in the sump and a protein skimmer.
Not much different then any other tank but a larger bio load usually comes with predators.
Think of a marine predator tank like an Oscar tank!
I only have 2 fish in my 120.
Snowflake moray and a miniatus grouper.
Is the tank filled so you can see it won't leak?
What kind of equipment comes with it?
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Do you need live rock....No you don't. You will however need a biological filter in there somewhere. Whether its chaeto or macro algae in the sump, or a couple of big canister filters.
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This is the picture I got. I am assuming it comes with everything. I don't know everything yet though I will find out tomorrow. He says it dosnt leak and it looks like it was filled recently. I just wanted to get an idea of what I'm getting myself into. It's almost three times the size of my current tank



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Nice!! I'd be all over that.
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Yeah, that'd look great in my house.
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To me LR and a skimmer would be all you need for good filtration. Looks like a pretty nice tank.
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Just got the tank home wow is it heavy. Haven't had to much time to go over it but it's a 265 gallon with a dual overflow and looks like 4 returns through the back of the tank. I need some help setting up this one. I got a large return pump (will look for more details tomorrow) and some rock but that's it. I have An old 40 I could turn into a sump but I don't think it's big enough. Also am going to need to plumb it all. Not sure where to even start at this point.


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You got some good help on this thread already(3 experienced reefers and mods and one bone head!)
I'm pretty confident they and I may be able to help you!
The 40 could work but the bigger the better for ease!
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you can drop it off here , Nice score for sure the only thing I would change is 86 the insert , once you get that beast up it's going to be the bomb I'm jealous ,
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