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Old 11/11/2017, 11:11 AM   #1
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40 Breeder in entryway!

Hi all, just getting everything together as I've been debating SW vs Fresh. Feel like cichlids would get boring so SW it is prob fish only or FOWLR for a bit.

Currently have:
40B aqueon
Aquatic fundamentals stand 50/65
Penguin 350

Aqueon pro 150w heater

API test kit bit FW so need to exchange

Current USA freshwater light, went to exchange but don't want back so maybe donate and upgrade.

On order:
Instant Ocean 160 gallon salt mix bucket

40LBs seaflor special sand

Need:
New light (looking for recommendations,trying to avoid building a canopy)
Rock
Koralia 750 (2 eventually)
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Old 11/11/2017, 11:52 AM   #2
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Hi, the tank fits that space nicely. Are you planning on using a protein skimmer ? Even if you do a FOWLR I️ would recommend you get a slimmer if possible. Good luck with your build.


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Old 11/11/2017, 12:27 PM   #3
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Hi, the tank fits that space nicely. Are you planning on using a protein skimmer ? Even if you do a FOWLR I️ would recommend you get a slimmer if possible. Good luck with your build.


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I'm open to suggestions for a HOB, no sump on this one and thank you!


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Old 11/11/2017, 05:36 PM   #4
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Ive no personal experience with hang on back skimmers. But Ive read good things about the aquamax and reef octopus skimmers. The one I️ would personally chose is the aquamax since I️ prefer the design.


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Old 11/12/2017, 05:28 PM   #5
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You do know that HOB filter is going to make noise and create salt spray right?


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Old 11/12/2017, 05:31 PM   #6
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You do know that HOB filter is going to make noise and create salt spray right?


Had a emperor 400 forever before, just gets salty. No other issues, would you recommend canister?


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Old 11/12/2017, 11:06 PM   #7
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The noise of water dropping all the time drives me nuts but to each his own. You can run a canister but I'm not really a fan of that. If you do be sure to stay on top of cleaning it or you will have issues. I'm not really a fan of HOB stuff but you certainly can run a successful tank that way. If you are going to run a canister though then you might as well run a small sump instead. I'm sure a 10gal would fit in that stand at the very least.


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Old 11/12/2017, 11:44 PM   #8
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How would a SB Reef light 16" or Galaxy Hydro 120* do hung from a canopy? My RB value worked good on a 46 bow. (36x12 edge and 16" center (with center brace.


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Old 11/13/2017, 04:12 AM   #9
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If your going to do fish only you can use any light. The fish don't care.


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Old 11/13/2017, 08:57 AM   #10
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Prob do 20-25 lbs live rock to help filtration.


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Old 11/14/2017, 12:46 PM   #11
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Aquamaxx HOB1 skimmer is great, I used it on my 40b. I don't know what price range you're looking to spend on lighting but I ran a Maxspect Razor LED fixture on my tank.


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