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Old 01/11/2008, 12:27 PM   #1
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Location: Lethbridge, AB, Canada
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few questions

Hi all,
Just a few questions from a newbie. (although I have been lurking forever)

I will be purchasing a 70 gallon(48x18x18) tank with 80lbs LR. It comes with 4 NO 30watt flourecent tubes and 2 175watt MH. It also has a prizm skimmer (plan to replace this) and 2 aquaclear 50 filters (will be using these as well as my fluval 404 with carbon for current) and 2 powerheads. Has no fish but does have tons of hermit crabs and a few snails.

My question is if the tank is now established, how long do you think I will have to wait before adding any inhabitants? I realize I may have a small cycle after I setup the tank again, but it shouldnt take more than a week, no?
Also, with this type of lighting could I pretty much have my pick of corals? Plan on making it a reef tank with mostly corals (definatly want a colt) and zoos only a few fish and inverts, maybe an annenome.

I have an old 25g tank I plan on turning into a sump in the future, (with an overflow) and a DIY refugium made from plans with an AC 300 filter I found on the net a few years back.

I have been doing freshwater for about 15 years but other than research, haven't done anything with Marine aquaria.


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