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Old 02-28-2013, 10:49 PM   #1
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Cool redsea's 55g FOWLR Build

Hi everybody! As some of you know, I have had SW tanks in the past, but don't have any currently. In the coming months I plan on setting up a 55g saltwater, and am very excited. I won't be setting up the tank for a while, however. For stocking I know that I definitely want a pair of Designer Clowns and some kind of Wrasse. Other than that stocking is up in the air. That is all for now, thanks for following!

EDIT: 55g is just an estimate, I am not sure if that is the size I am going with yet. Could also end up being 40g, etc.
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Old 03-09-2013, 09:28 AM   #2
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So should I still buy a skimmer with a 55g FOWLR? What else would you recommend equipment wise for this setup? If it was up to me, I would prefer not to have a sump, but if it is needed I would be willing to add one.

I am going to be using dry rock and dry sand too.
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I will be following along as I'm hoping to have a FOWLR in the future and you have a lot of the same questions that I do. Excited for you!
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:46 PM   #4
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Just saw this post, sorry for the delay!

Thank you very much!
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Just saw this post, sorry for the delay!

Thank you very much!
You're welcome and that's okay. I don't think a sump is required. A skimmer is always a good idea.
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:54 PM   #6
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Thanks for the input, I will hopefully get the tank in either April or May, we will see! My goal is to get my first fish by mid-July.
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:37 PM   #7
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Quick question!

I have some leftover rock from my past 125g build, but it has been sitting in the garage for the past few months where there is fertilizer, etc.

Would it be okay to use providing I wash it well? Thanks for any input you may have!
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:43 AM   #8
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I have been thinking of possibly going with a Deep Blue 57g Rimless Tank and stand.

I have heard that the Deep Blue stands aren't all that fantastic, however. What do you all think?

Thank you!
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:11 AM   #9
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Actually, I have pretty much decided to go with a standard 55g. I am going to try to get one and a stand from Petco before the end of the month, that way I can take advantage of the dollar per gallon sale.

Update on stocking:

I still plan on purchasing a pair of Designer Clowns and a Wrasse. In addition, I am thinking of adding some Cleaner Shrimp and a Fire Shrimp, along with a few Emerald Crabs.

Thanks for reading my little update!
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A good canister filter along with a HOB ( in addition to live rock and live sand of course) should be plenty of filtration for a 55 fowlr.
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