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Old 09-29-2011, 08:33 PM   #101
 
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Old 09-29-2011, 08:37 PM   #102
 
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this is for a 29 gallon tank?

a hang on skimmer would work, ive never used them though. if memory serves me i remember reading/hearing the aqua c remora being decent. reading online reviews/googling will help with a skimmer. all my skimmers have been over $100 except a MTC skimmer i got used from a buddy that he gave me it for $100.. the thing was like a $350+ skimmer lol.
if your going to do a tank running a skimmer i strongly suggest investing in a decent piece of equipment. alot of research is key, as ive stated read online reviews.
skimmers, lights, and flow are the 3 most important pieces of equipment.

check your area for a local reefing club. you may find some great deals there.

if this was my 29 gallon tank ( ofcourse we know it isnt, but lets pretend )
i would drill the back glass granted it isnt tempered which it shouldnt be, install a glass-holes.com overflow box. i would DIY a 20 gallon long tank into a sump. i would run a small in-sump skimmer, possibly a ASM mini G or something similiar. i think i would do 6 bulbs t5 lighting but with a DIY retrofit kit from hellolights.com
i would pick up 40lbs of dry rock/40lbs sand from marcorocks.com, fill my tank with most, if not all of the rock in a unique structure and not just a straight wall. i would add sand until i acheived a 4'' layer of sand. i would use 2 hydor k powerheads, or even better 2 ecotech mp10s if you could afford them.
for livestock i would have 2 clowns, a goby and pistol shrimp pair, skunk cleaner shrimp, a mixture of different kinds of snails... i would add one more fish but cant decide, maybe a captive bred bangaii cardinal. the rest of my livestock would be a mixture of corals.
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Old 09-29-2011, 08:40 PM   #103
 
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this is for a 29 gallon tank?

a hang on skimmer would work, ive never used them though. if memory serves me i remember reading/hearing the aqua c remora being decent. reading online reviews/googling will help with a skimmer. all my skimmers have been over $100 except a MTC skimmer i got used from a buddy that he gave me it for $100.. the thing was like a $350+ skimmer lol.
if your going to do a tank running a skimmer i strongly suggest investing in a decent piece of equipment. alot of research is key, as ive stated read online reviews.
skimmers, lights, and flow are the 3 most important pieces of equipment.

check your area for a local reefing club. you may find some great deals there.

if this was my 29 gallon tank ( ofcourse we know it isnt, but lets pretend )
i would drill the back glass granted it isnt tempered which it shouldnt be, install a glass-holes.com overflow box. i would DIY a 20 gallon long tank into a sump. i would run a small in-sump skimmer, possibly a ASM mini G or something similiar. i think i would do 6 bulbs t5 lighting but with a DIY retrofit kit from hellolights.com
i would pick up 40lbs of dry rock/40lbs sand from marcorocks.com, fill my tank with most, if not all of the rock in a unique structure and not just a straight wall. i would add sand until i acheived a 4'' layer of sand. i would use 2 hydor k powerheads, or even better 2 ecotech mp10s if you could afford them.
for livestock i would have 2 clowns, a goby and pistol shrimp pair, skunk cleaner shrimp, a mixture of different kinds of snails... i would add one more fish but cant decide, maybe a captive bred bangaii cardinal. the rest of my livestock would be a mixture of corals.
Can't go wrong here. But, your lights.....Gotta be Halide or LED, gotta have the shimmer, thats the icing on the cake. The NEC Bubble Magus on my link is one of the best made, and only $80. Not the Aqua C.
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Old 09-29-2011, 08:51 PM   #104
 
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Ok, that seriously confused me @-@ but would It be OK for me not to have a sump? I know it filters the water more and such, but for such a small tank is it necisary? For the skimmer, I have a 45% off coupon for anything at my LFS, and my birthday was a couple days ago, so let's see how good of a deal I can get :) I was thinking this lighting system: Coralife Dual Fixture High Output T5 Aquarium Light Fixture at PETCO And replacing the Atnict bulb with another 10000k. According the the refernce library, that should give me medium lighting. I like the idea of a goby, would a Firefish work? And on the snails, are saltwater snails the same as freshwater where they have a high bioload?
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Old 09-29-2011, 09:47 PM   #105
 
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Ok, that seriously confused me @-@ but would It be OK for me not to have a sump? I know it filters the water more and such, but for such a small tank is it necisary? For the skimmer, I have a 45% off coupon for anything at my LFS, and my birthday was a couple days ago, so let's see how good of a deal I can get :) I was thinking this lighting system: Coralife Dual Fixture High Output T5 Aquarium Light Fixture at PETCO And replacing the Atnict bulb with another 10000k. According the the refernce library, that should give me medium lighting. I like the idea of a goby, would a Firefish work? And on the snails, are saltwater snails the same as freshwater where they have a high bioload?
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Your ok without a sump, no worries. The way your leaning on the lights is fine also. Your fish choices are good too. Snails have a high bio load? Haven't heard that one before. Never had to do numbers on those, jsut threw in a bunch. Skimmer takes care of that waste.
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Old 09-30-2011, 06:05 AM   #106
 
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Oh, ok. I only asked if the sump was neccisarry because the 29 didn't come with a stand, so I'm not sure how that would work......
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Old 09-30-2011, 06:24 AM   #107
 
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Instead of the Cardinal, would a Royal Gramma Basslet work?
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Old 09-30-2011, 10:39 AM   #108
 
Yup, nice fish.
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Old 09-30-2011, 10:40 AM   #109
 
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Oh, ok. I only asked if the sump was neccisarry because the 29 didn't come with a stand, so I'm not sure how that would work......
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Ya make a stand.
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Old 09-30-2011, 03:21 PM   #110
 
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I think it's fine now, it's on a very sturdy peice of Furniture, but if it's absoluely necisary I could make one. So a Pair of Clowns, a Pair of Pistols, a Skunk Cleaner, A Firefish, maybe a Royal Gramma, maybe a couple of snails. I really hope I win that 46 gallon.......
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