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hey to all who might read this. Im new to the forum and to the hobby. I have always wanted a reef tank but ...
hey to all who might read this. Im new to the forum and to the hobby. I have always wanted a reef tank but being a miltary brat it wasn't possible and then moving and relocating from hurricanes and al lthat mixed up I never had a chance to start one untill now so I am running with the chance lol thats about it for me. Im short and to the point.
i see you have an emperor filter on your reef... these (and any mechanical filtration/filter socks/wrong sand depth and so forth) tend to trap debris and detritus doing more harm then good. sooner then later your going to have excess nutrients building up causing more headache then enjoyment. i suggest removing this filter, using enough live rock, flow, water changes, properly stocking and feeding, a quality skimmer ( read online reviews ) at the minimum, a sump is also very helpful as it adds water volume and a place to hide equipment, a UV sterilizer and carbon/phosban reactors.
thanks for the tips, i have a few pictures of my tank so far up, you probably posted before i put them up but i have a bout 60 lbs if you count the 15-20 lbs of limestone i put in when I first got it (I think its limestone..) anyways how much rock would you suggest for my tank, another thing I've been wondering does it really go by poundage.. or surface area I have a few small rocks that are very dense but not very big and I have a few nice sized 8-10 inch long rock that weighs less but takes up way more space in the tank, so should i shop by poundage or size? I've been going off of volume of the rock more than density