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Old 01/10/2008, 12:03 PM
animaladam animaladam is offline
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Thumbs up explain please???

hi.
could someone please tell me the diff types of tanks there are?
i mean like a FLOWER or a BB and whats in them?

thanks
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Old 01/10/2008, 12:07 PM
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FOWLR= Fish only with live rock (no corals)
FO= Fish only
Reef= corals (can have fish)
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Old 01/10/2008, 12:07 PM
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FOWLR = Fish Only with Live Rock

BB = Bare Bottom (refers to not having sand in the bottom of the tank)

FO = Fish Only

DSB = Deep Sand Bed

SSB = Shallow Sand Bed

RDSB = Remote Deep sand bed

they go on... and on..... and on.....
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90gal display
40gal propagation/refugium tank
30gal sump
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Old 01/10/2008, 12:07 PM
scrmbld33 scrmbld33 is offline
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FOWLR= fish only with live rock,
BB= bare bottom (no sand or substate

link to reef keeping acronyms
http://reefcentral.com/modules.php?s...&eid=2&ltr=all
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a left over shrimp shedding is not "a sicilian message meaning luca brasi sleeps with the fishes"
9 out of 7 times ive spent more on my tank then i'd planned too
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Old 01/10/2008, 12:10 PM
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And reefs can be softie, stony; stony is subdivided into lps only, [poofy corals]; sps only, [colored sticks], mixed lps/sps.
Softie reef can be zoas only, mushrooms only, leathers only, or mixed softies.
And there are mixed softie/stony reefs, but they have certain difficulties of coral warfare...they are animals, and they can get snarky.
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Old 01/10/2008, 12:11 PM
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A few more to help you out:

BB = Bare bottom (tank with no sand)
SSB = Shallow Sand Bed
DSB = Deep Sand Bed (a tank with a 4"+ sand bed)

(Edit) Looks like I chimed in a few minutes too late
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Old 01/10/2008, 12:24 PM
rustybucket145 rustybucket145 is offline
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Quit copying me cd77!!
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Old 01/10/2008, 12:27 PM
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lol -- I guess that's what I get for taking four whole minutes to respond!
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