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Old 09/13/2008, 10:24 PM   #201
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New tank set-up

I just got into this about 2 1/2 months ago. I now have a 90 gallon reef and fish tank any suggestions as to how to keep the water levels correct? I just added the Koralia 4 powerhead to increase the flow in the tank to help keep the red slime algae away that is in the picture below.

Here is everything that I have so far:
Nova Extreme Light (6 bulbs) 48" 324 total watts (3-54 watt 10,000°K 3-54 watt 460 nm actinic)
Turbo Twist 18 Watt UV Sterilizer
Coralife 125 Super Skimmer
Current Prime Chiller
Hydor Koralia 3 850gph Powerhead (2)
Hydor Koralia 4 1200gph Powerhead

80 pounds of rock
1 Green Ricordea Coral
1 Orange Ricordea Coral
Polyp Coral
Star Polyp Coral
Pink Long Tentacle Plate Coral
Green Long Tentacle Anemone
22 blue leg hermit crabs
3 brown leg hermit crabs
4 Mexican red leg hermit crabs
12 nassarius snails
1 Emerald Mithrax Crab
9 Peppermint Shrimp
1 skunk cleaner shrimp
1 Diamond Goby
1 Six Line Wrasse
1 Algae Blenny
1 Sailfin Tang
1 Blue Tang
1 Yellow Tang
2 Oceallaris Clown
1 Royal Gramma





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Old 09/13/2008, 11:33 PM   #202
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wow... thanks a bunch for the info!


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Old 09/15/2008, 05:41 PM   #203
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Re: New tank set-up

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Originally posted by ddjd13
I just got into this about 2 1/2 months ago. I now have a 90 gallon reef and fish tank any suggestions as to how to keep the water levels correct? I just added the Koralia 4 powerhead to increase the flow in the tank to help keep the red slime algae away that is in the picture below.

Here is everything that I have so far:
Nova Extreme Light (6 bulbs) 48" 324 total watts (3-54 watt 10,000°K 3-54 watt 460 nm actinic)
Turbo Twist 18 Watt UV Sterilizer
Coralife 125 Super Skimmer
Current Prime Chiller
Hydor Koralia 3 850gph Powerhead (2)
Hydor Koralia 4 1200gph Powerhead

80 pounds of rock
1 Green Ricordea Coral
1 Orange Ricordea Coral
Polyp Coral
Star Polyp Coral
Pink Long Tentacle Plate Coral
Green Long Tentacle Anemone
22 blue leg hermit crabs
3 brown leg hermit crabs
4 Mexican red leg hermit crabs
12 nassarius snails
1 Emerald Mithrax Crab
9 Peppermint Shrimp
1 skunk cleaner shrimp
1 Diamond Goby
1 Six Line Wrasse
1 Algae Blenny
1 Sailfin Tang
1 Blue Tang
1 Yellow Tang
2 Oceallaris Clown
1 Royal Gramma


wow--in two and a half months---you might be going a little too quickly here

the tangs you have ---the sailfin and the blue will out grow the 90 gal in about a year

are you monitoring the ammonia and nitrates still?


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Old 09/16/2008, 05:18 PM   #204
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Okay more plugs for the Capn's Blog---have a look--you might find something useful there


http://www.reefcentral.com/wp/?p=346


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Old 09/16/2008, 07:09 PM   #205
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is this forum only for saltwater


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Old 09/16/2008, 07:15 PM   #206
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is this forum only for saltwater
yes, but there are alot of us with fresh water experience so


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Old 09/17/2008, 04:22 AM   #207
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yes, but there are alot of us with fresh water experience so
Thats for drinking I think.

Anyway I think you should save some money on fish and buy some more rock, about another 80lbs.
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Old 09/29/2008, 08:25 PM   #208
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First I have to say tha this is truely an amzing forum, ive been doin some crusin around to see whats what and damn, you guys got it goin on, Now to my situation, first off my name is ken, and i've been keeping fish for quite some time now, mainly frshwater aggressives, as an active member on a couple other forums, I have ben met with great animosity for wanting to go salt. I just picked up an Oceanic 144GL half round with stand and canopy, and i need your guys help. What Im looking to do is set up a fish only withlive rock, and i could use any suggestions, well as far as evrything goes, substrate, lighting, type of sump and so on. I have had salt water tanks before, a long time ago, undergravel filter, sub par lighting and so on, from what i see on this forum, things have come a long, long way and I've been outta the loop for some time now. Anyway thanks you in advance for any info or advice given.


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Old 09/30/2008, 06:47 PM   #209
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thanks for all the help guys..........


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Old 10/01/2008, 09:02 AM   #210
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Hi Kendog

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Try this for starters First Newbie Corner Article and then follow the following months Reefkeeping Magazine for more info.


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Old 10/01/2008, 09:46 AM   #211
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Hi Kendog

To Reef Central

Try this for starters First Newbie Corner Article and then follow the following months Reefkeeping Magazine for more info.
Welcome back Tom--you have been missed

some of us have been trying to help out here but nothing beats the help from the Waterkeeper

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Old 10/01/2008, 02:45 PM   #212
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[IMG]Try this for starters First Newbie Corner Article and then follow the following months Reefkeeping Magazine for more info.[/IMG]
Waterkeeper
Wait a minute, Wait a minute. Where have you been?
I hope everything is OK.
I diden't get any feedback from you so I stopped feeding my fish, the water all dried up and everything croaked. I now put turtles in my tank


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Old 10/01/2008, 06:35 PM   #213
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thanks waterkeeper for the first step, but for some reason i cant find the next article and so on, i got the link to the mag, but cant find the next article in the newbie corner series


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Old 10/02/2008, 01:14 PM   #214
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The second step and so forth...

http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2007-11/newbie/index.php

http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2007-12/newbie/index.php

http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2008-01/newbie/index.php

http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2008-02/newbie/index.php

http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2008-04/newbie/index.php

http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2008-05/newbie/index.php

Actually it is Part III


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Old 10/02/2008, 01:56 PM   #215
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Hi, just wanted to say this forum is the best one i have found with regards to saltwater aquariums. very informative stickys for us beginners.

Im currently still doing my homework on the subject, but hope to buy my 1st nano tank soon


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Old 10/02/2008, 02:31 PM   #216
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Hi, just wanted to say this forum is the best one i have found with regards to saltwater aquariums. very informative stickys for us beginners.

Im currently still doing my homework on the subject, but hope to buy my 1st nano tank soon

To Reef Central

besides watekeepers new to the reef thread/ articles you might want to glance at this also(a mere shadow of waterkeepers efforts but he was one of my mentors so I feel free to advertise it on his thread )
http://www.reefcentral.com/wp/?p=346


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[IMG]Try this for starters First Newbie Corner Article and then follow the following months Reefkeeping Magazine for more info.[/IMG]
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Wait a minute, Wait a minute. Where have you been?
I hope everything is OK.
I diden't get any feedback from you so I stopped feeding my fish, the water all dried up and everything croaked. I now put turtles in my tank
We call that soup in Canada, Paul


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Old 10/02/2008, 03:08 PM   #218
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Paul,

I bet the bailout bill won't include UGF manufactures as they are alive and well thanks to your support.

Cap,

You pushing for a sticky?


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Old 10/02/2008, 06:28 PM   #219
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thanks for the links h20keeper, ill try and post up some pics this weekend of the tank im gonna be seeting up, also i was wondering if you had any links you could point me to for diy salt water sumps, ive made several for fresh, but from what ive seen, there are different requirements for a salt h20 sump, thanks again in easing my evolution into keping salt water fish


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A dry Sump? An unusual set-up for a marine tank? You might try reading Sumps.


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thanks for the links h20keeper, ill try and post up some pics this weekend of the tank im gonna be seeting up, also i was wondering if you had any links you could point me to for diy salt water sumps, ive made several for fresh, but from what ive seen, there are different requirements for a salt h20 sump, thanks again in easing my evolution into keping salt water fish
this is a 60 gal tote--picked it up as a toy bin in Toys R Us



the one in the middle is a 30gal tote from Home Depot--it has been a refugium for over 2 years now. I usually glue the lids on the totes and cut out the centres to give the sides more support.



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Old 10/02/2008, 10:57 PM   #222
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Old 10/03/2008, 07:35 AM   #223
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thanks but be sure to check out this thread for sump and refugium ideas:
http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh...readid=1349443


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Old 10/05/2008, 06:19 PM   #224
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Location, location, location

Waterkeeper - I have been researching reef tanks for 3 months now. Of course, I was ready to buy after 2 weeks, and then luckily I posted a question on the Board and they all suggested I do a bit more research. I am still at it.

I am reading through the Reefkeeping basics and have a question on location. What advice can you give me on putting my first-ever reef tank in my living room. I have a small freshwater one in there now, but it's only 20 gallons. Here are some of my considerations:
- I want to have it where we can enjoy it.
- I have a utility tub within 15 feet of my targeted location.
- My garage is directly behind it, but the temperature variations (below freezing to over 80) would likely reek havoc on keeping spare water there, even if I built a little insulated storage area.
- The floor is concrete covered with some nice new carpet
- I am preferring to get a 120g tank with sump underneath.

How much water spillage and other associated mess might end up on my carpet? I don't mind a few quarts here and there, but if water changes, etc might result in a gallon or two semi-frequently, I'd like to know that now. Anything else I should be considering? Thanks.


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Hi reefamundo

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In general you want a low traffic area, away from air conditioning/heating vents and that 20,000 watt sound system. If you're worried about that uninsulatate back wall, add an extra heater-In your case a 100 watt should do.

I'd love to assure you that spills never happen but that would be a BIG lie. Instead use something like a Scotchgard spray about the tank to facilitate spill cleanup.

Oh, BTW, with the current housing market, location is important.


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