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wormo3188
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PostPosted: 2004.02.20(Fri)0:26    Post subject: New Tank! 6ft?? Reply with quote

I have around a 6ft space that I would like to fill, still not sure what size tank I should put in there, but I would like to go for a tank in which I create a "revine" or have a lot of live rock on either side of the tank, and a rather open space in the middle. I am wondering what would be a good size tank to do that with. Also this is my first SW tank, I have a few FW tanks that I havent been having any trouble with for a while, so I decided to go salt.

So I am wondering, what would be a decent sized tank to fit in 6ft or under lenght of space, and how much LR should I be starting off with in this tank? (I was thinking something like 220 gallons, but my parents kindof shot that down emediatly)

Also, If I start off with a basic FO tank, can I slowly add upgrades to it over time until I reach full reef capacity?

Thanks,
Wormo
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adamprice271
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PostPosted: 2004.02.20(Fri)0:56    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a 135 gallon tank which is 6ft long, 2ft tall and 1.5ft deep. It will fit right where you need it to. Good luck with your tank.
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ReefJones
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PostPosted: 2004.02.20(Fri)19:23    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would go for a 125 gal. It would fit nicely in the space and it isn`t hard to maintain. If you start out with a fish only tank, with the end results being a reef, be sure to add fish that are reef compatible, and stay away from those whom aren`t. But otherwise I would go for it, but make sure you plan it out first.
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wormo3188
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PostPosted: 2004.02.20(Fri)23:46    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I have been planning this for a while, unfortunatly I wasnt allowed to start one earlier. From what I seem to have gathered so far I am going to need the following...correct me if I am wrong.

Aquarium (thats obvious)
Protein Skimmer (I was thinking, AquaC Remora, or CPR Bak-Pak)
Wet/Dry or Trickle Filter
Live Rock (not sure how many lbs???)
Live Sand (not sure how many lbs???)
2-3 10,000k Flourescent Tube (Depending on size of tank)
1 Actinic Blue Flourescent Tube
Heater

Is that the basic setup? Anything that I can cut out now? Anything I have to add?

Thanks, Wormo
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