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Christople 08-16-2011 10:21 PM

Cardinals,blendies what can i have?
 
Hi all,i normally post inthe freshawater part, but i migt get a thorty gallon going and i love cardinals and blendies .give me a listbof equipment and such i would need to do this,sorry for grammar and spelling,using a phone,complete ish nube to salt thanks. You dont need to list light filter etc

Reefing Madness 08-16-2011 10:44 PM

Equipment needed.
50lbs Live Rock
Skimmer
powerheads- 2 would be ideal. Rated at 250gph each or above
Normal flourescent light. If thats all your doing is a FOWLR ( Fish Only With Live Rock )
Live Sand or CC. Enough to cover 2-3" of the tank bottom.
Live stock. Yes you can keep your Cardinals, and a Blennie.
Here is a list of fish you can chose from.
Nano Fish

Mike 08-17-2011 06:35 AM

If you invest in all this and have cardinals and blennies, which I believe are both reef safe, it may not be long before you decide you'd like to add coral. For that reason, if the difference in price between a normal fluorescent fixture and a T5 setup isn't all that much after all is said and done, I would go with the latter so that you have the option. :thumbsup:

Christople 08-17-2011 07:38 PM

Okay,but would I really need a skimmer for a thirty gallon. Would I be able to get away with a 20 gallon and I most likely would make it a reef aquarium. Thanks a lot... Don't know that much about salt water.

Reefing Madness 08-17-2011 07:44 PM

If your not going reef, then no you would not need to have a skimmer. If Reef, then yes, that a definate on the skimmer. But remember also, the organics in the water are going to build up on you without the skimmer, and one day, YIKES, they are goin to to bad things. You may get away with it in the short term.

Christople 08-17-2011 10:08 PM

Okay, would you be able to recomend a good lighing siystem salt mix and would I need a chiller if I want clowns
what is atnicnic lighting. Also a good website or book to read up on salt water,I love the look of fireheads and what's all this I hear about phosphate remover and such.

Reefing Madness 08-18-2011 09:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Christople (Post 788089)
Okay, would you be able to recomend a good lighing siystem salt mix and would I need a chiller if I want clowns
what is atnicnic lighting. Also a good website or book to read up on salt water,I love the look of fireheads and what's all this I hear about phosphate remover and such.

For a 30 gallon, I'd go with a T-5HO light, and personally I'd get it off E-bay. I have in the past, and have not had any issues.
36" Aquarium T5 HO Light 117W LED Reef Fish w/ TIMER CE | eBay
No you will not need a chiller. And this light will allow you to keep most corals. Phospahates, corals hate phostphates, and they can also get garbage to grow on your powerheads and rock. Quite nasty stuff. You can use a few things.
MEDIA REACTOR HIGH FLOW AQUARIUM CARBON/PHOSBAN REACTOR | eBay
Use GFO
Aquarium Chemical Filtration Media: Chemi-Pure Chemical Filter Media
Actinic light is hte purple or blue light. Its just a color rendering lamp used in most Salt tanks. Its not needed though.
about saltwater aquariums - Bing

Christople 08-18-2011 09:26 PM

Pmay si with live rock would I need a protein skimmer and I don't think Id be able to get a venturi, what I
am goin to dovish transform my fresh waTer to a salt and the size is a 38 gallon and for substrateaybe dolomite or arginite and most likely live sand,I have heard that live sand is tricky though..mind telling me it's properties. So mainly th protein skimmer with live rock
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Christople 08-18-2011 09:55 PM

Would I be able to get clowns and anemoeneos with other fish or would the anenomeos eat all of the fish besides the clowns
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Reefing Madness 08-18-2011 11:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Christople (Post 789456)
Pmay si with live rock would I need a protein skimmer and I don't think Id be able to get a venturi, what I
am goin to dovish transform my fresh waTer to a salt and the size is a 38 gallon and for substrateaybe dolomite or arginite and most likely live sand,I have heard that live sand is tricky though..mind telling me it's properties. So mainly th protein skimmer with live rock
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