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Old 05-14-2006, 04:29 PM   #1
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NEWBIE!!! Set-up Advice

Hi! I am brand new to the SW world. I am interested in setting up a 29 gal fish only tank for 2 false perculas to start out. I have done some researching and purchased a few books. However, I am a bit confused about all the filtration options. I am not really interested in LR, but wil do LS. What are you suggestions for a filtration system?

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Old 05-14-2006, 05:26 PM   #2
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welcome to AA, and did you, by any chance just make a website for fish? just wondering cuz i saw that name....

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live rock would be the best way to go, but i dont have it yet in my 55. I've only got some lace rock in there now. I've just got a fluval filter on it, but i havent had any problems yet with anything, and its been almost 6 weeks. that isnt a very long time at all tho, so i'd wait on someone elses advice. Do you have a canister filter or hang on or anything? If you get a canister, i think you can buy LR rubble, and put that in one of the compartments...i think thats what someone told me i oculd do.

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you do mean after the cycle is finished, correct? even tho clowns are supposed to be a hardy fish, dont make them cycle the tank.

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If you do not want to go with rock, I would suggest something along the lines of a fluval cannister or an aquaclear hang on the back.
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Old 05-14-2006, 06:46 PM   #4
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Mike-
No, I don't have a website. Weird that you've seen that name before

Anyhow, I have purchased the tank but have not purchased any equip yet. I am trying to do everything the right way and not just throw some fish in and hope they live. (BTW, I will not add the clownfish until it is fully cycled----It seems so cruel to cycle with fish when there is an alternative)

Anyone else know about adding LR rubble to fluval canister?
If I decide to go with a canister, will it be necessary to have a powerhead for movement, or HOB powerfilter?

Sorry for all the questions, just want to be armed with all the knowledge I can get.

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I have a fluvial 304 for my 55G tank and it is really easy to maintain. I'm still new, and haven't had the experience of other filters, was just putting in my thought...
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What exactly is involved in your maintenance? How often do you change your filters? How often do you do PWCs? Do you have a skimmer and/or PH?

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I do maint on the filter once a month. I turn off the filter, lift the latch and switch out the carbon, and clean the sponges in the old SW, replace reattach and restart. I do PWC at that time and any other time within the month if water quality falls. I don't have a skimmer, I've seen posts that say you don't need a skimmer for FOWLR tanks (although there are some that use them, I am kind of space limited for a skimmer). I do have 1 PH Aqua Clear 30, I think.
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What do you have in your tank? and how much Lr do you have?

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