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post #21 of 22 Old 03-03-2007, 09:28 AM
Get the April copy of Tropical Fish Hobbyist and you'll understand why I stay out of the "cycling" talk around here. The term cycle has become so over complicated that it is almost scary. Typically all a new tank needs is some time to relax. You know the drill already. Put your rock and sand in the tank, wait about 3 weeks, test the water to make sure it's not toxic, slowly fill tank with inhabitants.
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post #22 of 22 Old 03-30-2007, 02:37 PM Thread Starter
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well, I decided that another 55gallon fish tank would be too much for my little military dorm room, so I sold the tank and stand (that's as far as I got) to a buddy down the hall. but he wants to go SW, and I'll innevitably wind up helping him set it up. so, instead of the 55gal, I chose to setup my spare 10gal as a reef tank.
I ordered this skimmer
this light
this substrate
this thingy to purify the water before I mix it.
This thing to attach to the skimmer
bought this powerhead locally
bought a heater locally
will buy rock locally
bought salt mix locally
hydrometer locally
testkits locally

Am I missing anything? I was planning on running the tank with the skimmer as the only external filter, and just using sand/rock for the bio load, but the guy at the LFS looked at me kinda funny when I told him that, he said that having another filter would be better.

Oh, since I know you'll ask, I want to stock two ocelaris(sp?) clowns, maybe a firefish, and a couple of anemones, there isn't much for corals around here, but you can be sure I'll be coming around posting pics before I buy, and asking advice.

anyother suggestions on a tank that size? stocking? equipment? words of caution? anybody want to call me an idiot ? I don't care, let me have it!

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