03-19-2007, 03:28 PM
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Mixed reef new setup help
I just bought this tank (before cleanup). I plan to get 50 pounds of live rock, the tank is 45 gallon. It has a built in sump/filter? not too sure what the correct term is.
Water overflows into the left chamber, then flows into the second (middle) chamber with blue bio balls, a sack of carbon, then flows into the 3rd chamber, with a pump immersed in the 3rd chamber pumping the water back into the tank.
I will have a heater going into the hole on the left top side of the tank. For lighting, I will buy the necessary wattage to maintain it. On the right side, is that supposed to be for a skimmer? Do I even need one?
50 pounds of live rock, crushed coral for the bottom. Either 3 small fish (clowns) or 1 lionfish, not too much.