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Fish Only Tanks Questions and comments about tanks without corals.

 
 
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Old 04-15-2008, 05:56 AM
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My new customized tank is 18'x18'x20'. I'm not sure how many gallons it is. I have been cycling the tank for 2 weeks now. It contains crushed corrals and 2 large live rocks. When the tank reaches 4 weeks i am thinking of adding butterflies, angelfish, tomato clownfish, 2 turbo snails, and 2 cleaner shrimps. Would this be ok?
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Old 04-15-2008, 09:55 AM
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Hmmm I think it would be ok.
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Old 04-15-2008, 11:27 AM
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Just wondering Kuza...do you mean 18 feet or 18 inches? I'm thinking to myself GEE! what a huge tank 18 feet, silly me if you mean inches.
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Old 04-15-2008, 01:51 PM
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sorry for the error i mean inches. W-18" x H-18" x L-20" im not sure how manny gallon it is? but it looks big and nice
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Old 04-15-2008, 04:34 PM
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Use the formula: L x W x H divided by 231 (inches). Your tank is approx. 28 gallons. Be sure to thoroughly research the type of butterfly and angel fish you want before you buy them. They often have different food requirements and tolerance of each other. Be very selective, because 28 gallons won't support many critters. There are many opinions, but I only kept 1 small to medium fish per 5 gallons of water. I was always over filtered and did frequent water changes. Good luck.............

What type filtration and water circulation will you be using? Will you be using a protein skimmer? What type lighting?

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Old 04-16-2008, 04:41 AM
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Im using a biological filter and the lighting im using is HO is that be ok? it is recomend to used a protein skimer even you dont have corals?
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Old 04-16-2008, 04:59 AM
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What do you mean "biological filter"? I used protein skimmers on all of my marine tanks (in sump and HOB). P skimmers remove waste before it can convert to ammonia products. Skimmers aren't mandatory, but they do help the over all filtering capacity of a tank system. Standard flouresent and VHO lighting will work fine for fish only, but some corals require stronger lighting.
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Old 04-16-2008, 06:11 AM
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i mean im using a bio filter.
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Old 04-16-2008, 06:15 AM
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When you say bio filter is it a wet/dry sump, hang on the back, or cannister filter? Bio filter can mean many things
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im using wet/dry sump.
 


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