04-04-2012, 09:43 PM
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Originally Posted by JimBinSC
I have a 29gal FW running and a 70 (or 75) gal in storage that has to be gotten out soon. I want to do one of them in SW FOWLR right now and maybe change to reef after I'm comfortable with my SW keeping ability.
Originally I figured I would make the 70 FW and set up the 29 as SW due to cost. I know it would be more $$$ for the 70gal but I don't want to regret it later. Approx how much more would the 70 be to set up then the 29?
The 70 was setup as cichlid tank so I have a cover, lights (probably insufficient for sw), heaters, a marineland 330 biowheel filter. The 29 is filtered by a AQ20 powerhead and AQ 50 HOB. I assume I'll have to replace everything except the tank itself.
So if I'm going to buy equip for the 29 how much more woould it be just to get the stuff for the 70? What advantages would I have with the 70 over the 29?
I know it's alot of questions.
Thanks for your patience with this newbie.
Well, there is quite a bit difference in the cost of items needed for each tank. Skimmer difference, powerhead diffrence, Live Rockor Macro Rock difference in quantity, more live sand or crushed coral.
Now on the flip side, the 70-75g will be able to house many more fish and many more different types of corals. I'd get rid of the 29g FW and use that as a sump for your 70g tank