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5g mini bow reef tank
Old 09-13-2008, 05:25 PM   #1
 
5g mini bow reef tank

I'm going to set up a 5gal mini bow as a reef tank. I'm thinking of using a glass 5gal under it as a sump with a refugium, skimmer and heater. I don't know how easy it will be to drill a 5gal mini bow as they are acrilic? I will use two 20w compact florescent 50/50s for lights. Any suggestions are welcome.
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Old 09-13-2008, 07:30 PM   #2
 
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the bigger the tank, the easyier to take care of in the long run

I think That 5 gallon would be to small for any honorable reef fish
you could keep Like 1-2 small fish that Can live in reef

I would recomend Atleast of 20 gallons for a salt tank and then Eveything else would be good , not 5
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Old 09-13-2008, 07:36 PM   #3
 
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Plenty of people keep nanoreefs or even pictoreefs.

From my understanding, even in a tank of this size it's possible to have some cool creatures, such as sexy shrimp or some of the smaller gobies, as well as corals.
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Old 09-14-2008, 03:02 PM   #4
 
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Yeah in a reef as small as a 5g, which is a picoreef, you can keep like one shrimp, or one of the smaller gobies. Anything else is unacceptable imo.

You can also keep a few types of corals, I mean the only thing limiting your coral choice is whether they're aggressive or not and then the lighting they need.

Good luck, I have a 10g nanoreef of my own, they're hella fun. Your own slice of the ocean! :D
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Old 09-14-2008, 04:23 PM   #5
 
I wish I could find the tank. It is a 5G minibow with a 10G sump. 70W MH lights and is packed with corals and with a Fridami Pseudochromis. I will look around for you.
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Old 09-14-2008, 06:38 PM   #6
 
Any suggestions for a return pump form the sump? Is 40w of 50/50 all I need for 5g tank? What color light for refugium?
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Old 09-16-2008, 12:18 AM   #7
 
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man i just was looking at that cody and i cant find it in my history :(. it is a really nice tank though.
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