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Old 06-22-2012, 02:32 PM   #1
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I have a 38 gallon fish only saltwater tank. It has live sand but no live rock....i have fake rock and fake corals. Filtered with 2 hob filters each rated for 50 gallons. Heater and airstone. Do I need anymore equipment? Also what is good stock for this tank and can I put an anemone in without live rock? Tank is fully cycled and has 1 black clownfish right now.
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Old 06-22-2012, 06:09 PM   #2
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Loose the air stone.
What lighting do you have?
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Old 06-22-2012, 06:17 PM   #3
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Anemone's should be in a more established tank from what I have read here. I have a carpet in my 75 that is 3 months old and it is doing great. I also have 100 pounds of live rock in there too.
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Right now I have 50/50 lights. .
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50/50, do you mean 10k and actinic bulbs? How many bulbs? Is this a t5ho unit? Anemones need strong lighting to survive.
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Skimmer and think about growing macroalgae. Those water changes are expensive.
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Deff go with live rock. Especially if you wanna turn it into a reef tank.
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Old 06-24-2012, 10:12 AM   #8
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I have 2light bulbs.....one says "reef sun" the other is a regular light.
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Anemones need stronger lighting. It's not the color of the lamps so much but the intensity. how many watts are they and what kind of lamps? Some lamps put out more lumens than others.
I would also add at least a pound per gallon of live rock to the tank before any livestock is added. I would also remove the air stone and purchase a couple power heads to move water.
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