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tommaso889 01-14-2010 06:06 AM

starting a FOWLR tank
 
hello all i have found this tank but it is freshwater tank i would like to know wat i would have to do to it to turn it into a FOWLR tank
thanks in advance

here is the link for the tank
http://www.charterhouse-aquatics.co....ium-p-557.html

Pasfur 01-14-2010 06:28 AM

From what I see this tank serves you no purpose. There is nothing here that applies to a marine aquarium, other than the actual aquarium itself. Do you already own the tank? Give us some background information here and we can get you in the right direction. What size tank are you looking for? How much floor space do you have?

tommaso889 01-14-2010 07:39 AM

well i want to start a FOWLR tank as you already know. but i cant find a tank that is big enough to house the fish i like but the ones that i have found are alot of money which i dont have as i am only 14.so if you have any advice or places to try for tanks in the uk.

Pasfur 01-14-2010 09:30 AM

Seriously, give some details. What fish do you like? How much space do you have available?

tommaso889 01-14-2010 09:45 AM

ahh sorry mate . urm i like yellow damselfish,blue velvet damselfish,three stripe damselfish,yellow tail damselfish,bicolor blenny,kauderns cardinalfish,chalk bass,most clownfish,bicolor angelfish,yellownose goby, firefish,caribbean blue tang, chromis.
as for space i have a games room which is rater large. but only worry would be is that it may be too cold.
and on a tank i would be willing to pay up to 200.
hope this helps you more

Pasfur 01-14-2010 10:24 AM

Most of the fish you mention are smaller in size, so most any tank size would be sufficient. The larger the tank, the more you could hold, but almost all of these fish would be comfortable in a tank as small as 29 gallons. The only exception is the Caribbean Blue Tang, which is off limits for you. They just get to large for a smaller project like this, really needing a couple hundred gallons.

Lest say you decide on a 38 gallon tank. In a tank of this size you could keep a pair of Kaudern Cardinalfish, an Ocellaris Clownfish, a Goby, and a Jawfish. This is just an example of what would work for you. The filtration should consist of live rock, aragonite sand, and a protein skimmer. Not sure what deals or prices you will find in your area, but this should get you started. Also, you can order a lot of the equipment and supplies online. I personally use Aquarium Supplies, Pet Supplies and Pond Supplies by That Fish Place - That Pet Place and Marco Rocks The finest aquarium rock available, base rock, live rock, reef rock, marco rock, reef tank saltwater fish, live corals, Marco rocks, Fiji live rock, Tonga Live rock.

tommaso889 01-14-2010 10:39 AM

thanks for all your help...but i have afew more questions to ask.
1 what do you think i could keep in this tank.
Betta Lifespace Nano Reef Aquarium :: Marine :: Aquariums, Tropical Fish, Marine Fish, Pond Pumps and Aquatics.

2 what would i have to do to turn it into a reef tank

Pasfur 01-14-2010 10:43 AM

That looks like a nice system. It has a protein skimmer and a UV, both of which I think are important. You would need to remove the components of the trickle filter, as the use of a trickle filter in a marine aquarium is counter productive.

You just need to add live rock and sand.

Pasfur 01-14-2010 10:51 AM

As long as you are shopping, you will also need:

C-Balance :: Marine :: Aquariums, Tropical Fish, Marine Fish, Pond Pumps and Aquatics. This is the best option on this site that is available. I normally use Kent Marine Super Buffer DKH with Kent Marine Calcium Chloride, but this site does not offer the Super Buffer DKH product. The link I have provided is the next best option I see.

Salifert Calcium Test Kit :: Marine :: Aquariums, Tropical Fish, Marine Fish, Pond Pumps and Aquatics.
Red Sea :: Marine :: Aquariums, Tropical Fish, Marine Fish, Pond Pumps and Aquatics.
Natures Ocean Live Aragonite Reef Sand 20lbs (9.072kg) :: Marine :: Aquariums, Tropical Fish, Marine Fish, Pond Pumps and Aquatics.
Instant Ocean Hydrometer :: Marine :: Aquariums, Tropical Fish, Marine Fish, Pond Pumps and Aquatics.
Hydor Koralia Nano Reef Circulation Pump :: Marine :: Aquariums, Tropical Fish, Marine Fish, Pond Pumps and Aquatics. (not required for fish only, but would be required if you want to keep any corals in this tank.)
Hydor Koralia Nano Reef Circulation Pump :: Marine :: Aquariums, Tropical Fish, Marine Fish, Pond Pumps and Aquatics. (this is a good price, but look around first. You may find a dry rock supplier that delivers to the UK)

tommaso889 01-14-2010 10:53 AM

okay how do you tanke out the trickle filter and what stock would that be albe to hold


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