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bohmert 02-08-2013 08:16 AM

20g set up
 
Gonna start my 20g up in guest bedroom. With just a couple fish mostly corals. Need suggestions for light and filter adeuqate but not high dollar..... thanks in advance

Reefing Madness 02-08-2013 08:21 AM

No filter needed. If your going to add mostly corals, I'd suggest getting 40lbs of Live Rock, or using at least 40lbs of Macro Rock, Base Rock.
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bohmert 02-08-2013 01:15 PM

awesome I was hoping you would see my post will have to check into all of that!!

bohmert 02-08-2013 01:19 PM

OOPS, also, sand or no sand

Reefing Madness 02-08-2013 02:36 PM

Live sand you mean? That's all up to you in the substrate. Some use it, some don't.

bohmert 02-08-2013 03:17 PM

NO not just sand I will have the live rock for sure a lot of live rock, right????So would I still need the sand? Just trying to keep the cost down but to still have it be a good set up.

We love the corals. We are going to a lfs in our area tomorrow that supposedly has 2000 corals in the store.

Reefing Madness 02-08-2013 04:07 PM

If you went with 2lbs of Live Rock per gallon, nope, you definitely would not need substrate. Actually that helps keep the system cleaner if you don't have have any, as the.powerheads keep the detrius off the bottom and it.usually doesn't collect.

2000 corals!!!!! I'm drooling already =)

bohmert 02-08-2013 04:53 PM

Yep will let u know how it is for a beginner i am sure it will be over whelming. We r lucky to have several lfs in our area. Supposedly this onewe r going to has a website also. I am friends with a girl from one of the lfs and she didnt know about this one. I found it onthe internet. She is going when she gets her taxes.

Reefing Madness 02-08-2013 05:52 PM

Right on!!

bohmert 02-10-2013 08:43 AM

The store with all the corals was great. Google gateway aquatic st louis mo. You can see the place. They also have an online business call zomaniaor something like that.


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