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BFinley
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PostSubject: New Adventure!!!!!!!!   New Adventure!!!!!!!! Icon_minitime9/9/2011, 1:33 pm

I've been seeing to much salt water tanks lately so that make me want to do a salt water tank now.Since I've moved I cannot setup all my tanks again.So I am gonna use one of my 29g tanks and make it a SW tank.I would go bigger with one of my 55g's or my 60g,but I have no room for them.The only space I got will fit my 29g or my 30g hex tank.Now knowing what size tanks I have to work with what do you think will be the best tank?Would the 29g work better or the 30g hex tank?The 30g hex tank has a light,but its not good enough for corals.The 29g I have 2 coralife compact florescent light fixtures that I could use.So if I go with the 30g hex it would be a FOWLR tank and if I go with the 29g I want a mini reef in it.I was told that this gets more addicting than FW tanks.Is that true?I still love my FW fish though.Any help or advice would be really appriciated!Thanks!

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PostSubject: Re: New Adventure!!!!!!!!   New Adventure!!!!!!!! Icon_minitime9/9/2011, 2:26 pm

ok I'm laughing my a$$ off here:) yes it's very addicting unlike FW things are always changing. IMHO use the 29G the Hex will be too small of a foot print you won't like the limits it will cause later on. your coral life fixture will be fine for softies and there's plenty to choose from that won't break the bank. have fun an welcome to the other side. lol!

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PostSubject: Re: New Adventure!!!!!!!!   New Adventure!!!!!!!! Icon_minitime9/9/2011, 3:13 pm

WOOOO HOOOOOO! Another salty! YAY! Having had freshwater tanks all my life, I find my SW tank to be the most interesting so far! SW fish are just so much....different....than FW. Everything about them is fascinating!

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PostSubject: Re: New Adventure!!!!!!!!   New Adventure!!!!!!!! Icon_minitime9/9/2011, 4:36 pm

BF good luck with your new journey into the world of saltwater.
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PostSubject: Re: New Adventure!!!!!!!!   New Adventure!!!!!!!! Icon_minitime9/9/2011, 5:22 pm

Jealous! I've always wanted to do saltwater you'll definitely have to keep us posted on how everything goes!
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PostSubject: Re: New Adventure!!!!!!!!   New Adventure!!!!!!!! Icon_minitime9/9/2011, 6:01 pm

The 29 for sure !! As posted earlier , the hex has too small of a footprint ! A 29 reef tank is an awesome start !! Good luck ,, and enjoy the journey !!!! Enought peeps here to help you along the journey !!
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PostSubject: Re: New Adventure!!!!!!!!   New Adventure!!!!!!!! Icon_minitime9/11/2011, 6:44 pm

Thanks peeps!After looking at both tanks I've decided to use the 29g for my SW tank.Now the plan is to find where I can or my wife will let me put the tank.I will use the 30g hex for the C.A.S.T. program.Ok once I find a place for the tank I will start my SW tank build.You all were right about the footprint on the tanks.The 29g will be alot better to use I think.Plus I got the lights already for the 29g.I was thinking of getting a backpack skimmer.Do those work good?

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PostSubject: Re: New Adventure!!!!!!!!   New Adventure!!!!!!!! Icon_minitime9/12/2011, 5:15 pm

Would a 15g sump be good for my 29g?

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PostSubject: Re: New Adventure!!!!!!!!   New Adventure!!!!!!!! Icon_minitime9/12/2011, 5:58 pm

Yes . A 15 sump will do just fine.
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PostSubject: Re: New Adventure!!!!!!!!   New Adventure!!!!!!!! Icon_minitime9/12/2011, 6:01 pm

Cool!I have a 15g tank that I can turn into a sump!Do I need a skimmer?

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PostSubject: Re: New Adventure!!!!!!!!   New Adventure!!!!!!!! Icon_minitime9/12/2011, 6:03 pm

that is a personal choice . In 5-6 years , I have never had one !
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PostSubject: Re: New Adventure!!!!!!!!   New Adventure!!!!!!!! Icon_minitime9/12/2011, 6:07 pm

Yeah some poeple tell me yes and some tell me no.Some tell me to put some mangroves in there. usafishbox

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PostSubject: Re: New Adventure!!!!!!!!   New Adventure!!!!!!!! Icon_minitime10/19/2011, 4:38 pm

Well since my sisters accident I've had to put this off for awile,but hoping to start setting this up next month hopefully!I've also been thinking of getting a 29g nano cube or bio cube.Any advice on the cubes? usafishbox

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PostSubject: Re: New Adventure!!!!!!!!   New Adventure!!!!!!!! Icon_minitime10/19/2011, 4:59 pm

I've had the RSM 130d and the Bio cube the Bio cube was ok, RSM is much better it really depends on what you plan to keep one of the main reasons I didn't care much for the cube was I had to bend over to see in plus I couldn't have a sump/fuge. what happened to the 29G and 15G sump? as for skimmers go I won't run a tank without one it gives me peace of mind if I miss a couple w/c's it frees me from worrying about the crud building in a filter type setup and if you get a good one it can suck a tick off a dogs butt from 6 feet away:) JMHO.

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180 gallon mixed reef SPS dominant 75 gallon sump/fuge.
40 gallon anemone/softy tank 20 gallon sump/fuge.
Red sea max 250 Seahorse tank.
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PostSubject: Re: New Adventure!!!!!!!!   New Adventure!!!!!!!! Icon_minitime10/19/2011, 5:11 pm

Ok thanks!The wife won't let me put a sump under there.She thinks it will be to much for the 29g.I keep telling her it won't,but she won't listen.She has seen the nano cubes and told be to get one of those instead.Thats why I asked about those! usafishbox

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PostSubject: Re: New Adventure!!!!!!!!   New Adventure!!!!!!!! Icon_minitime10/19/2011, 5:16 pm

Oh Ok..

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180 gallon mixed reef SPS dominant 75 gallon sump/fuge.
40 gallon anemone/softy tank 20 gallon sump/fuge.
Red sea max 250 Seahorse tank.
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PostSubject: Re: New Adventure!!!!!!!!   New Adventure!!!!!!!! Icon_minitime10/19/2011, 5:20 pm

She likes the way they look so I guess I would try one of those.I just seen a 14g oceanic nanocube for $150 on CL!Is that a good deal?I really would like a bigger one though! usafishbox

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PostSubject: Re: New Adventure!!!!!!!!   New Adventure!!!!!!!! Icon_minitime10/19/2011, 11:04 pm

A few years ago I got a 29 Bio-cube all set up SW . It had Approx. 40# Live rock , Blue Hippo Tang , Macro Algae , Hammer coral , zenia , Candy coral , Polyps , and Zoe's . off Craigs List for $150.
I LOVE the 29 Bio-cube !
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PostSubject: Re: New Adventure!!!!!!!!   New Adventure!!!!!!!! Icon_minitime10/20/2011, 5:28 am

what they look like and how it performs are two very different things.
trust me B you will find yourself wishing you had gotton something bigger then a 14G within a couple weeks of setup. what ever you or the wife decides is up to you good luck and keep us posted. WOW a Hipo in a 29 affraid LOL now thats saying something...

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180 gallon mixed reef SPS dominant 75 gallon sump/fuge.
40 gallon anemone/softy tank 20 gallon sump/fuge.
Red sea max 250 Seahorse tank.
Silence is Golden but Duct tape is Silver.....
Having a saltwater tank without coral is like the Hells angels riding Mopeds*************************************
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PostSubject: Re: New Adventure!!!!!!!!   New Adventure!!!!!!!! Icon_minitime10/20/2011, 8:52 am

New Adventure!!!!!!!! 29g_sw11
If this worked , this is my 29 G SW tank
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PostSubject: Re: New Adventure!!!!!!!!   New Adventure!!!!!!!! Icon_minitime10/21/2011, 2:00 pm

Awesome tank!Cwhip I know I'm gonna want to go bigger so I'm hopping that when my wife see's the 14g she'll let me get a bigger one!I found a bio cube for $60.

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