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Old 04-22-2012, 03:33 PM   #11
 
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Ok what filters will work?

What stoking is possible in this tank?

I need a cheep way to keep this tank, so what could I get away with?

Our water hardness is 1-3GH and the PH is 6.4, but sins this is soft I can work with it.

Dos live rock need the same light as coral?
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Old 04-22-2012, 03:57 PM   #12
 
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Ok what filters will work?

What stoking is possible in this tank?

I need a cheep way to keep this tank, so what could I get away with?

Our water hardness is 1-3GH and the PH is 6.4, but sins this is soft I can work with it.

Dos live rock need the same light as coral?
You do not need a filter in a salt water tank. Live Rock does the filtering for you.
Live Rock does not need the same high lighting as coral does
PH needs to be up around 8
Cheap will only get you dead fish
Stocking ideas for your tank:
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Old 04-22-2012, 04:33 PM   #13
 
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Ok what light do I need for the live rock?

Would the 800lp and the 400lp be enough?

I mean cheap like to go with what I have.

How meany spotted cardinals could I keep in this tank?
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Old 04-22-2012, 05:17 PM   #14
 
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ok what light do i need for the live rock?
you only need normal output lighting for live rock.

would the 800lp and the 400lp be enough?
yes, that will give you roughly 300gph. For a 20g thats enough

i mean cheap like to go with what i have.

How meany spotted cardinals could i keep in this tank?
1. That fish has a requirement for 30 gallons, so putting one in a 20 gallon tank is pushing it.
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:02 AM   #15
 
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:36 AM   #16
 
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The tank is a 25gal.

I got a power head rated 400l\h and a power head rated 500l\h.

Will a 10watt and a 25watt be enough. both are full spektrime.

I think I will go with a two common clown fish.
The tank is up and running with 4 blue tilapia or pink tilapia.
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:36 AM   #17
 
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did you cycle the tank or are you cycling with fish in?

what are you using to test the SG (hydrometer / refractometer).

do you have any CUC (clean up crew)?

Going saltwater requires a little more time and patience than FW,
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:24 AM   #18
 
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The tank is a 25gal.

I got a power head rated 400l\h and a power head rated 500l\h.

Will a 10watt and a 25watt be enough. both are full spektrime.

I think I will go with a two common clown fish.
The tank is up and running with 4 blue tilapia or pink tilapia.
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Those powerheads will barely get you enough water movement in the tank. You may end up with some dead spots and have debre issues.
Those lights will be fine for a Fish only tank.
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:45 PM   #19
 
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The tilapia are cycling the tank.

I will get one later.The good news is with the tilapia I don't need a SG tester. Please read this. Pink tilapia endanger!

Now.

I will try to get one more power head.

Can I feed the clowns tetra marine crisps?

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Old 04-27-2012, 02:14 PM   #20
 
You're using endangered fish to cycle a tank? ummm....
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