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Old 08-04-2011, 12:36 AM   #1
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75 Reef Build!

Yay I'm finally getting my reef tank together!!! I got the tank ready my next step is get a filter and protein skimmer. I'm going to run a fluval 405 canister but I'm not sure about what protein skimmer to run. Any suggestions? And I'm also getting a T5 HO 4 bulb fixture. Any suggestions on that too?? thank you!
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Old 08-04-2011, 07:28 AM   #2
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if you are running without a sump, you are limited to a HOB skimmer.
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Old 08-04-2011, 08:02 AM   #3
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Right. I guess I should of said which hob should I get
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Old 08-04-2011, 08:54 AM   #4
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here are some links for some good hob skimmers

Hang on Back HOB Reef Octopus Protein Skimmers
AquaC Remora & Remora Pro Protein Skimmers
CPR Bak Pak 2 Hang on Back Protein Skimmers for Marine & Reef Aquarium

Hope that helps!
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Old 08-04-2011, 02:42 PM   #5
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Here is my fish list. Let me know what you think

Yellow coris wrasse

Eiblii angel

Dragon goby

Two spot hog

2 neon gobies

Purple queen anthias

Kole tang (maybe)

3 Green chromis (starters)
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Old 08-10-2011, 11:27 PM   #6
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Wooo mixing the water! It's at 1.022
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Old 08-10-2011, 11:52 PM   #7
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That tank is too small for that tang. Sorry
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Old 08-10-2011, 11:55 PM   #8
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75g is the minimum tank requirement for a Kole tang, one of the few that don't require a 6 foot tank.

List looks good, a bit full, 10 fish is alot for a 75g but stay on your water parameters and you should be fine.
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Ya I'm not doing the kole tang I know he would be ok in there but like you said I needed to cut down the list. and I'm also not going to do the chromis. Ha the list keeps changing.
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Old 08-11-2011, 01:26 AM   #10
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75g is the minimum tank requirement for a Kole tang, one of the few that don't require a 6 foot tank.

List looks good, a bit full, 10 fish is alot for a 75g but stay on your water parameters and you should be fine.
I like to think that the only good tank size for a tang in general is a 125Gal plus. I love tangs, but don't have the room for a 125Gal tank right now. Like I say now anyways. Always trying to make room for a new tank! Lol
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Old 08-11-2011, 07:29 AM   #11
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Ha ya I know what you mean my next build is for an octopus that's at my lfs
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Old 08-15-2011, 01:40 PM   #12
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Ok I got the water where I want it and the sand in. I got 50 pounds of sand in there but I'm not satisfied with how thick it is. Any suggestions on how much to put in it
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At least another 50lb maybe more yet
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Thats what I was thinking also. Thank you!!!
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Ok so I now have 100 pounds of sand in there and Sunday I'll be getting about 100 pounds of live rock!

Here is my "blueprint"
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Alright I got 30 pounds of rock today! Just waiting for the lfs to get the rest of the aqua cultured in on Tuesday


This is what I got so far
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Alright my tank is up and running! Just added in two occ clowns

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Alright my tank is up and running! Just added in two occ clowns

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One of those isn't occelaris. Occelaris have 3 stripes, not one. And are orange.
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Old 08-31-2011, 09:13 PM   #19
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Looks like a misbar to me. I have two with almost no stripes.
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He was the oddball of the tank so I figured I would give him a good home I like the losers lol
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