Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 11-25-2011, 02:13 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
Cox82's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 153
Was going to buy and then measured my tank....thank God!

So, I'm green....VERY GREEN....keep this in mind. I have been studying and researching SW FOWLR systems for awhile now. I was confident in my decisions and had made a plan that I was about to SLOWLY start carrying out. Last night I made the plan to go to my LFS today and get prices on the equipment that I needed and buy some of the things that I need. I had the 100 gallon tank given to me and had decided to measure it and the sump and figured out that the '100 gallon tank' is actually a 33 gallon tank hahahaha. So, I'm starting over again. I am a little back and forth about some things now. I'm reconsidering the sump with fuge and going with a filter instead. Then I can use the 10 gallon tank, that I was going to make a DIY sump out of, as a hospital/segregation tank.

1. Do I even need a skimmer anymore?
2. Can I go with filter instead of skimmer?
3. How much play sand, dead and live rock should I put in?

Here's my new plan, if the answers to the above are what I think they will be (from my hours and hours and hours and hours...and hours of reading):

2 x 150 watt heaters
2 x T5 lights
Canister filter x 2 (one for the hospital/segregation tank)
2 x 240 gph powerheads
Thermometer x2
Water test kits
RO/DI Unit (I might wait for this and buy water for the first couple of months)
Play sand
Dead rock
Live rock

I'm going to start with the sand (2-3" bed) and rock, cycle the tank and then add some hermit crabs and snails...then little by little, I'll add a few fish, I'm not planning one going overboard on this one, just testing out the new hobby and showing my hubby I can do it so he buys me a big one for the REEF lmao....I have to laugh at this because when i started researching I thought 'FOWLR is enough, I won't go reef" now I know **** well that I'll be going reef within a few years.
Cox82 is offline   Reply With Quote


Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:57 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.