Need advice - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 08-24-2014, 10:48 AM Thread Starter
Need advice

Hey guys I'm looking for some advice on a new setup of a 180g (tall) salt water tank. I only have the tank right now and I'm building a stand for it. I also have a 40g standard tank that I'm going to use for a sub tank/filter tank. So what advice I'm looking for is what equipment would I need to aquire to build a tank for anthais fish with live corals, and should I get uv sterilizer and how would one setup a refugium so the fish can be constantly supplied with zooplankton.

Thank for any advice u guys can help out with
Talon is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 Old 08-24-2014, 11:49 AM
badxgillen's Avatar
If you want to do corals in a tall tank you will want to get a metal halide or two and or LEDs with optics to focus the light downward. I would also recommend not skimping on the equipment especially when doing more sensitive life forms such as corals and anthias. Over shoot your skimmer and get a sump if possible. Might need to get the tank drilled or get a fail safe overflow.I do not use UV unless I have reason to believe there are pathogens in the water and then only for the duration of the free swimming stages.It is good to have around and plumbed in for when it is needed.There are hang on refugiums that would suffice as far as having a spill way that has copopods and the like fall back into the tank once populations reach excess.

badxgillen is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 08-25-2014, 06:12 PM Thread Starter
whats the difference between a protein skimmer and a sump? Are metal halide lights expensive? also does anyone know a good website for ordering this stuff in canada along with living creatures (fish coral). My tank has a safe way spill off at the top which allowed for water to flow freely down to the subtank with losing alot of water during a powerout.
Talon is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 08-25-2014, 06:56 PM
badxgillen's Avatar
A sump is a tank that increases the volume of a system by transitioning the water between the display and the sump tank,this is usually used for equipment and filtration. A protein skimmer utilizes foam fractionation to remove waste products form the water column. I would say all good salt water equipment is expensive so to speak but it is best to do it right from the start instead of all the headache that come from the short cuts.

badxgillen is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 08-25-2014, 06:58 PM
tankman12's Avatar
Also in the sump you can put macro algae, which will eat most of your nitrates.
Posted via Mobile Device
tankman12 is offline  

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bad advice re tank from pet shop, need good advice! Ang9000 Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 10 11-16-2011 08:19 PM
Some advice JImi Beginner Planted Aquarium 6 07-26-2011 10:47 AM
I would really like some advice marzipanquinn Tropical Fish Diseases 4 01-20-2010 03:17 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome