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PLZ Help on a 20 gallon FOWLR
Old 07-20-2011, 12:12 PM   #51
 
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i shouldn't think that he would have to remove the chromis. they should stay relatively small, and i don't think they get to be too aggressive.
They will actually chase each other around and kill each other. Yes, they stay relatively small, unless you get the Jumbo Chromis which get to around 3".

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Old 07-20-2011, 11:20 PM   #52
 
Ok I got my live rock 2day it's got a pretty good amount of life on it! Ima wait about 2-3 weeks and then start with some hardeys and inverts!
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Old 07-31-2011, 09:39 AM   #53
 
rena xp3

can i use a rena xp3 on my 30 gallon salt water tank if it is all i have . or is that bad . is it going to be ok
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Old 07-31-2011, 10:33 PM   #54
 
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can i use a rena xp3 on my 30 gallon salt water tank if it is all i have . or is that bad . is it going to be ok
I would not use it, but thats just me. Nitrates factories is what they are. Just make sure you have plenty of Live Rock, thats all the filtration you need.
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Old 08-01-2011, 01:10 AM   #55
 
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hmm

you can still use it as a source of flow and if you have only that.
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Old 08-01-2011, 04:06 PM   #56
 
ok im starting a new tank with corals and i've heard that you can use a standerd shop light like from lowes or walmart or something and use that to grow corals, is that true>? id rather use a shop light then have to buy a 300.00 light, you can understand.Whats the best kind of bulbs to put in the light?
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Old 08-01-2011, 07:08 PM   #57
 
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ok im starting a new tank with corals and i've heard that you can use a standerd shop light like from lowes or walmart or something and use that to grow corals, is that true>? id rather use a shop light then have to buy a 300.00 light, you can understand.Whats the best kind of bulbs to put in the light?
Sorry, but a regular shop light is not going to be enough light for corals. That would be enough for a Fish ony tank. Softies would be fine with a Power Compact light fixture. Recommendations would be to use a T-5 HO fixture or Metal Halides. And, you should not have to pay $300 for a T-5 HO Light fixture. If you were, that would be one hell of a bright and big fixture. You won't even pay $300 for a Metal Halide fixture for a 20g Long tank.
http://cgi.ebay.com/36-Aquarium-T5-H...item588ebefbc0
http://cgi.ebay.com/24-Metal-Halide-...item43a8251ed7
There ya go, pick one, either one will enable you to keep anything in that tank.

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Old 08-01-2011, 08:16 PM   #58
 
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T-12

well it really depends on the corals thet you want to keep and the depth of the tank.if its under 12 inches as far as from the light to the substrate and you get some 6500 kelvin bulbs and higher you grow some corals with T-8s.although you will be extremly restricted.i have several tanks running off of T-8s so it is doable.i would certainly recomend what reef mad has suggested and go with T-5s HO.this will open all the doors as far as corals go.
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Old 08-03-2011, 07:25 PM   #59
 
ok guys,my local fish store has a lion fish grow out tank they are babies now only about 1"-3" long,i asked him if it would be ok to start them in a 20 long tank and then upgrade as they start to get bigger,he said that would be fine although babies are really hard to take care of especially when it comes to feeding,now that my tank will be fully cycled friday i wanted to get your perspectives on it,if you have any experience on lion fish,what i would like to do is keep this 20 long going and upgrade hopefully before xmas to a 55-65 gallon nothing over a 75 gal, and skip the corals at first and do a fowlr with kind of a predator tank going!I've seen some vids on youtube and already decided my stocking and live rock formation.Let me know what you guys think as far as the lionfish.

btw it's a russells lion fish not a volitan,really cool fish!
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Old 08-03-2011, 07:29 PM   #60
 
reefing madness

thanks reefing madness for the links!! i never knew how cheap i could get them,with these lights will i be able to grow any corals i want or just soft?
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