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Old 10/24/2007, 11:34 PM   #1
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FOWLR plumbed to Reef??? Anyone do it???

I had to make a decision today based on that my Emperor is growing larger and has been picking at my mushroom corals and leather toadstool. I went ahead and setup a 58 gallon next to the 125 gallon FOWLR tank and plumbed it in a way that both tanks share the same sump. Has anyone done this? I put all the coral in the 58 and I could not be happier of how much more attractive it looks. The 58 reef will remain fishless. As for my 125 gallon FOLWR the fish have a lot more room to swim and the corals are safe from the Imperator.
How many hobbyists done this??? What are the pros and cons of this setup?


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Old 10/25/2007, 04:25 AM   #2
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Should be good. The more water volume the better.

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Current Tank Info: 80 Gallon Reef Tank
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Old 10/25/2007, 05:10 AM   #3
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Did that to accommodate rock, that was removed from the main tank, when made more space for a 10-12" fish.
Same water chemistry, so dosing and testing is done once for both tanks.
It works, only takes space, but we really don't have a choice.
My 20g smaller tank is long, and flow has not the best patten - have red cyano there, had to disconnect from the main tank - fish was distressed.

Multiple Tank Syndrome:
15g shallow hi light - Xmas tree rocks, nps, sps, clams
6g shallow dark - sun corals collection
5g - sea apples
NC12 - tube anemone
20g L - frogfish
125g - filefishes and lion

Current Tank Info: 6 BB tanks: NPS, filter feeders and odd fish. LPS, sps and clams too
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