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Old 09-07-2011, 01:02 PM   #1
 
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hey everyone i'm looking for so help. I thinking about kick the fresh water tank on the streets (not really lol), i was and going to upgrade my tank from a 10gal to 26gal. i was wonder is it to small to run a fish only in a 26gall. i dont what $$$'s on setting up it. plus i watch a lot of vids on how to start it but i dont want to use a sump box bc my room is to small to do this. and if u didnt use a sump box please!!!! tell me how you did. if you can tell me some items that you use to keeep your tank happy.
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Old 09-07-2011, 02:51 PM   #2
 
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hey everyone i'm looking for so help. I thinking about kick the fresh water tank on the streets (not really lol), i was and going to upgrade my tank from a 10gal to 26gal. i was wonder is it to small to run a fish only in a 26gall. i dont what $$$'s on setting up it. plus i watch a lot of vids on how to start it but i dont want to use a sump box bc my room is to small to do this. and if u didnt use a sump box please!!!! tell me how you did. if you can tell me some items that you use to keeep your tank happy.
I don't run a sump in my 10 gallon and everything is going fine. The number one thing I would recommend is make sure you use RO water.
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:47 PM   #3
 
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hey everyone i'm looking for so help. I thinking about kick the fresh water tank on the streets (not really lol), i was and going to upgrade my tank from a 10gal to 26gal. i was wonder is it to small to run a fish only in a 26gall. i dont what $$$'s on setting up it. plus i watch a lot of vids on how to start it but i dont want to use a sump box bc my room is to small to do this. and if u didnt use a sump box please!!!! tell me how you did. if you can tell me some items that you use to keeep your tank happy.
Sure you can. No sump or Skimmer. As long as you keep up on water changes you'll be fine.
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You'll need a couple powerheads for flow, you'll want at least 10x the water turn over rate for a FOWLR tank.....Fish Only With Live Rock. So like 2 150gph powerheads should do ya.
Refractometer for measuring salt
Heater
Live Rock at least 1.5lbs per gallon
Crushed Coral or Live Sand
And off you go.
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:52 PM   #4
 
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I don't run a sump in my 10 gallon and everything is going fine. The number one thing I would recommend is make sure you use RO water.
I dont want tear up my parents house pluming with a ro filter and other way of optaining ro water. I read some where that you can use distiled water as ro water.
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:59 PM   #5
 
When it comes to filtration sould I use the filter that comes with my new tank kit or should buy a canister filler
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Old 09-07-2011, 08:22 PM   #6
 
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When it comes to filtration sould I use the filter that comes with my new tank kit or should buy a canister filler
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Neither. Live Rock will filter the water for you. Feed your fish every other day. You don't need a filter. You can use Distilled or RO from a pet shop. Or they make Ro filters for under the sink drinking water purposes.
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Old 09-07-2011, 08:54 PM   #7
 
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I dont want tear up my parents house pluming with a ro filter and other way of optaining ro water. I read some where that you can use distiled water as ro water.
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you can use a saddle valve, found by the RO filters in a hardware store for a few dollars. this screws into a pipe, allowing you to hook up a RO/DI unit without changing any plumbing.

distiled water can work, but ive read they usually store it in copper tanks. copper in water will harm inverts.
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Old 09-07-2011, 08:55 PM   #8
 
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Some R/O filters you can also stick on the sink nozzle, and leave it their for an hour or so to get some water ;)
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Old 09-07-2011, 10:05 PM   #9
 
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i guess i have to buy one then :(
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