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rob_mango 08-24-2011 09:00 AM

new 55 gallon reef build
Hi guys just wanted to let everyone know I am starting a 55 gallon reef build it is quit the venture here is a pic of how it looks so far

rob_mango 08-24-2011 09:15 AM

Well the tank will go like this I have an overflow box feeding a 25 gallon tank turned in to sump with a knock off g2 Skimmer ( that will b replaced with my g3 I have just sitting around) then passes to the fuge with about 20 lbs of live rock then pumped back to tank with a mag 12b pump. The lighting I am going to go with is a current fixture that is 2 250 Watt hqi with 2 130 Watt attinic sorry the pic is dark I will try to get a better one

carey 08-24-2011 09:20 AM

Looks good so far! Are you gonna add some macro algae to the refugium? I dont see any in there....

rob_mango 08-24-2011 09:25 AM

No I haven't yet I need to run to my lfs and get some I know it is better for the system

rob_mango 08-24-2011 09:34 AM

Also I was wondering what size UV to put on it I like to go bigger so I was thinking like a 25 Watt what do you think

carey 08-24-2011 09:38 AM

Personally I would save my money. Alot of people swear by them but the same amount think its a waste. Theres so many things you can spend that kind of money on that will be a better idea. :-)

just my opinion. You can search this forum for the ddiscussions on the UV and see what people are saying. There was a thread not too long ago about it.

rob_mango 08-24-2011 09:52 AM

OK I will. I just put is the g3 it is working way better more foam

rob_mango 08-24-2011 10:43 PM

Well Friday I am going to go get my macro alge. And test my tank to c if I can finally put some fish in. I am so tired of looking at a empty tank so excited can't wait

rob_mango 08-25-2011 09:12 AM

Wow I am amazed had the knock off g2 Skimmer running on my tank for a week and my water looked good........
Put in the g3 just 24 hrs ago and now my water is twice as clear would have never guessed that it would have made that much of a difference LOL how great is that

rob_mango 08-25-2011 09:14 AM

This is how good it looks now u compare and tell me

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