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luke2214
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PostPosted: 2012.07.07(Sat)21:31    Post subject: First saltwater Tank... Need help! Reply with quote

My parents are finally allowing me to set up my 55 gallon tank in the basement. I would like to make it a reef tank with corals and fish. I just need the components for the set up and suggestions on brands for filteration, what kind of filteration, and lighting. I already have live argonite sand. I have done a lot of research but suggestions will be greatly appreciated. THanks!
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PostPosted: 2012.07.23(Mon)18:21    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would start with a great skimmer.
The lighting depends on the specific types of corals; build a stocking list then you can build an environment to suit the needs of those specific animals. Your understanding of proper water chemistry as it relates to live rock and and your research will lead to success. A good book or two on reef tanks will help.
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