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Old 03-08-2008, 11:11 AM   #11
 
Sounds like you have a FOWLR (Fish only with live rock). You wont be able to add any corals under 18W of lighting.

Good that you took the fish out. You don't have to restart. Just make sure your tank cycles. I would do a few WC's to get all the nasty stuff out.

Do you have a powerhead?

I would suggest buying an Aquaclear110 and convert it into a fuge.
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Old 03-08-2008, 12:54 PM   #12
 
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Sounds like you have a FOWLR (Fish only with live rock). You wont be able to add any corals under 18W of lighting.

Good that you took the fish out. You don't have to restart. Just make sure your tank cycles. I would do a few WC's to get all the nasty stuff out.

Do you have a powerhead?

I would suggest buying an Aquaclear110 and convert it into a fuge.
hi cody , no i dont have a powerhead cody , whats that for & sorry for being so dumb , and what do you meen get an aquaclear 110 & convert it into fudge ? raza .
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Old 03-08-2008, 12:56 PM   #13
 
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Sounds like you have a FOWLR (Fish only with live rock). You wont be able to add any corals under 18W of lighting.

Good that you took the fish out. You don't have to restart. Just make sure your tank cycles. I would do a few WC's to get all the nasty stuff out.

Do you have a powerhead?

I would suggest buying an Aquaclear110 and convert it into a fuge.
hi cody , no i dont have a powerhead cody , whats that for & sorry for being so dumb , and what do you meen get an aquaclear 110 & convert it into fudge ? raza .
sorry cody i fogot to say , i have 2x18w lights in , is that ok for coral ?
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Old 03-08-2008, 02:09 PM   #14
 
36W is not enough for a 22G coral growth. It is hardly enough for low-light corals. You should have at least 6 watts of lighting per gallon for corals. I am having 9.6 watts on my tank.

An Aquaclear110 is a filter. You can convert it into a fuge, or you can DIY fuge which I plan to do. To DIY in the tank, you can get some glass/acrylic/plexiglass and silicone it (aquarium safe) in to the shape of a fuge.

A powerhead promotes water movement, which is highly needed in a tank. If you want corals, upgrade your lighting and get a powerhead. 2 would be better.
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Old 03-10-2008, 05:56 AM   #15
 
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36W is not enough for a 22G coral growth. It is hardly enough for low-light corals. You should have at least 6 watts of lighting per gallon for corals. I am having 9.6 watts on my tank.

An Aquaclear110 is a filter. You can convert it into a fuge, or you can DIY fuge which I plan to do. To DIY in the tank, you can get some glass/acrylic/plexiglass and silicone it (aquarium safe) in to the shape of a fuge.

A powerhead promotes water movement, which is highly needed in a tank. If you want corals, upgrade your lighting and get a powerhead. 2 would be better.
CODY, thanks once again , your a star . i'll let you no how i get on , cheers raza .
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Old 04-02-2008, 05:49 AM   #16
 
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36W is not enough for a 22G coral growth. It is hardly enough for low-light corals. You should have at least 6 watts of lighting per gallon for corals. I am having 9.6 watts on my tank.

An Aquaclear110 is a filter. You can convert it into a fuge, or you can DIY fuge which I plan to do. To DIY in the tank, you can get some glass/acrylic/plexiglass and silicone it (aquarium safe) in to the shape of a fuge.

A powerhead promotes water movement, which is highly needed in a tank. If you want corals, upgrade your lighting and get a powerhead. 2 would be better.
CODY, thanks once again , your a star . i'll let you no how i get on , cheers raza .
hi cody , thanks again for your help , the tank is up and runing now , i've added a blue trigger and a lipstick tang , both are doing fine ,what outher fish do you recomend ? raza .
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Old 04-02-2008, 06:12 PM   #17
 
And this is a 26 gallon tank?

Not to sound rude, but both of those fish need at least a tank three times bigger than that. The Trigger wil reach 10" minimum, and the Tang can easily reach 14+". You are looking at at least a 60G for the Trigger, and a 125G for the Tang. You should get them out.

Good fish for this tank are Percula Clowns, Occeleris Clowns, Six-Line Wrasse, Watchman Gobies, many other gobies, Firefish, Royal Gramma, Pseudochromis, or Cardinalfish.
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Old 04-02-2008, 06:32 PM   #18
 
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And this is a 26 gallon tank?

Not to sound rude, but both of those fish need at least a tank three times bigger than that. The Trigger wil reach 10" minimum, and the Tang can easily reach 14+". You are looking at at least a 60G for the Trigger, and a 125G for the Tang. You should get them out.

Good fish for this tank are Percula Clowns, Occeleris Clowns, Six-Line Wrasse, Watchman Gobies, many other gobies, Firefish, Royal Gramma, Pseudochromis, or Cardinalfish.
hi cody , sounds like i need to change my pet store, the guy knows the size of my tank and he said they would be fine , anything for a sale eh , well cody at least i no what im looking for now , sorry for being a pest .
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Old 04-02-2008, 06:35 PM   #19
 
Ah, its ok. Thank God your getting them out of there sooner than later. :)
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Old 04-03-2008, 12:28 AM   #20
 
There are some really good books out there i would suggest reading before you go on. the best and cheapest is marine fishes written by scott w. michael, it gives you good fish info, sizes min size of tank.,,, there are alos alot of books about setup, just check the date it was printed to make sure they aren't talking old technology.
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