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Old 01/10/2008, 10:03 AM   #1
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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?

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Old 01/10/2008, 10:07 AM   #2
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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, 10:07 AM   #3
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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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400gals of various tanks in the same system.

Current Tank Info: 2 175w MH, 2 VH0 Actinics, Lots of Live Rock, tons of copepods, a Fat Mandarin Goby, Niger Trigger, Yellow Tang, Falco Hawkfish, Bi-Color Pseudo, numerous soft, SPS and LPS Corals
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Old 01/10/2008, 10:07 AM   #4
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FOWLR= fish only with live rock,
BB= bare bottom (no sand or substate

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Old 01/10/2008, 10:10 AM   #5
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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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Salinity 1.024-6; alkalinity 8.3-9.3 on KH scale; calcium 420; magnesium 1300, temp 78-80, nitrate .2. Ammonia 0. No filters: lps tank. Alk and cal won't rise if mg is low.

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Old 01/10/2008, 10:11 AM   #6
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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, 10:24 AM   #7
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Quit copying me cd77!!


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400gals of various tanks in the same system.

Current Tank Info: 2 175w MH, 2 VH0 Actinics, Lots of Live Rock, tons of copepods, a Fat Mandarin Goby, Niger Trigger, Yellow Tang, Falco Hawkfish, Bi-Color Pseudo, numerous soft, SPS and LPS Corals
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Old 01/10/2008, 10:27 AM   #8
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lol -- I guess that's what I get for taking four whole minutes to respond!


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