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New tank

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Hi guys

So after a few days reading and catching up I have taken the plunge and brought this tank, second hand and got a bit of bargain, although I need to get a good filter and lights, any suggestions?

I want to keep to have a reef tank :)

Thanks

Sam

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Reply #1

Liverock is the filter for marine tanks.  What you need is a skimmer, which will lift particles out of the water before they rot, a heater (hooked up to a temperature controller - google STC-1000), and lots of flow - for that you need powerheads, which need to be sized around 30-50 times the display tank volume.

What'd be better though, is to drill that tank, and sump it.  There are lots of DIY projects to look at where people have done this.  It's not as scary as it sounds, and will give you more volume, greater stability, easy access for maintenance, and a place to store the ugly kit.

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Reply #2

ooh interesting, so you're saying i dont need another kind of filter at all then?? what testing it would you recommend?

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Reply #3

Check out my tank thread.  My quarantine tank (about to post a video to the latest fish in there) is about as basic as it gets, and has been running non-stop for a year and a half now.  Liverock, heater, water movement.  That's it.  The internal filter in there is just because I already had it spare.  If it breaks, I'll replace it with a powerhead.  There's no sponge in it, it's empty.

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Reply #4

okay thanks! your tank looks great


would these light suffice? thinking 1 19inch bar of blue and 1 19 inch bar of white? looking to keep an anemone and some softies


https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B013NF4SE2/ref=twister_B013NF4LSU?_encoding=UTF8&th=1


thanks!


Sam
 

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Reply #5

Have a read of this.  It's new t a strict rule, but will give you a rough idea of what a decent light produces.  Less efficient light will need more power to produce the same light.

https://reefbase.co.uk/members'-tanks-6/hollies-kent-94l-new-tank/msg48474/#subject_48474

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