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 Thinking of starting a Saltwater Setup for the 1st time.

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DaMenace
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PostSubject: Thinking of starting a Saltwater Setup for the 1st time.   Thinking of starting a Saltwater Setup for the 1st time. Icon_minitime10/12/2011, 5:38 pm

So I have a 110 gallon 60x18x24. I'm thinking I want to do a FOWLR setup. I plan on getting live sand since they say it helps with the filtration process. And by they I mean from what I have read. I want to make it a predator big fish setup. I want to start it with a puffer and lion fish. I plan on starting off very slow since I know it will be an expensive project and I don't want to mess anything up. I have a wet dry filter system. It is a ProClear 125 with an overflow prefilter box. I plan on using it. Now will that be enough or could I add either a Rena XP3 or an HOB filter? Will I need any type of special lighting for this setup? So all I think I'll be needing now is a skimmer for the sump part and some powerheads. One other question I have is. Can I use tap water and put prime in? I was thinking of getting a 30-50 gallon container (trash can) and adding water to it with prime. And then adding the salt for saltwater and mixing it with a powerhead. Am I in the right track so far?
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plantedtankdude
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Location : Plano, texas
Favorite Fish: : all of them along with mermaids and me I'm a Pisces.

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PostSubject: Re: Thinking of starting a Saltwater Setup for the 1st time.   Thinking of starting a Saltwater Setup for the 1st time. Icon_minitime10/12/2011, 8:49 pm

yes that sump will work. make sure to get a return pump that will turn the tank over 10-12 times. get a good skimmer, do not go cheap on your skimmer. also get some good live rock... you can get dead sand that was live and just seed it with a cup or two of live sand out of some ones tank. tap, to many problems best to get ro or already made ro water.
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DaMenace
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PostSubject: Re: Thinking of starting a Saltwater Setup for the 1st time.   Thinking of starting a Saltwater Setup for the 1st time. Icon_minitime10/17/2011, 9:48 pm

Here is my setup...
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Thinking of starting a Saltwater Setup for the 1st time. E1a30adc
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strikingthematch
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Location : Virginia Beach, VA
Favorite Fish: : Discus, Stingrays, Arowana, Rams, and Angels

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PostSubject: Re: Thinking of starting a Saltwater Setup for the 1st time.   Thinking of starting a Saltwater Setup for the 1st time. Icon_minitime10/17/2011, 9:59 pm

Can't give much input on saltwater setup but that tank looks like it has tons of potential! I can see it now... (fast forward a year) pictures posted of a thriving tank with coral and all sorts of craziness popping out haha.
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DaMenace
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PostSubject: Re: Thinking of starting a Saltwater Setup for the 1st time.   Thinking of starting a Saltwater Setup for the 1st time. Icon_minitime10/17/2011, 10:09 pm

Lol thanks... A year from now I will have upgraded to something bigger lol...
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PostSubject: Re: Thinking of starting a Saltwater Setup for the 1st time.   Thinking of starting a Saltwater Setup for the 1st time. Icon_minitime10/17/2011, 10:20 pm

DaMenace wrote:
Lol thanks... A year from now I will have upgraded to something bigger lol...


Even better! Thinking of starting a Saltwater Setup for the 1st time. 690297 lol!
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