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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.

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Instant Ocean 160 gallon salt mix bucket

40LBs seaflor special sand

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New light (looking for recommendations,trying to avoid building a canopy)
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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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Old 11/20/2017, 02:44 PM   #12
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40 Breeder in entryway!

Order placed for 50 lbs of reefcleaners rock today! $90

BRS 4 stage RODI plus with float $170

36" Current USA orbit marine with free mount and price matched amazon with a $50 GC offer $134

Just need my brute can, buckets, powerheads (using GC) and a mixing ph also to use for water changes.

API SW test kit petco marked to $9 too!


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Old 12/07/2017, 11:42 AM   #13
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Initial startup test, nothing added just rodi/salt and live sand


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Old 12/07/2017, 07:38 PM   #14
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They won't stay like that for long after you add some fish! I'm building a 40b right now in my living room. A little different cuz I'm running a sump and drilled the tank myself just my preference I've always had a sump best of luck.

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Old 12/07/2017, 10:38 PM   #15
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Zuti, what does you cabinet look like for that build?


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Old 12/08/2017, 09:10 AM   #16
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Zuti, what does you cabinet look like for that build?
Really ugly haven't really put a lot of time/effort into that. I was thinking of one big removable pannel for the front that gives me easy access for maintenance.

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Old 12/10/2017, 10:39 AM   #17
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Day 3 of bacteria , 1 day since ammonium add

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Old 12/30/2017, 07:49 AM   #18
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The waiting game. I'm about to do my second test tonight when I get home. Hoping to have similar results. You added liquid ammonia?

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Old 01/01/2018, 09:13 PM   #19
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Cycled and new tank mates are in


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Old 01/02/2018, 08:29 PM   #20
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Time for a water change, got 2 clowns on Saturday and one was acting funny today. Swimming at top, Dosed prime and all was well so far, nitrates seem high around 10 ppm.

Thinking 10% wc/4 gallons.




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Old 01/04/2018, 12:16 AM   #21
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All seems well today, held off on the wc to keep bacteria going. Brown algae starting so need small cuc.

Fish seemed starving when I feed them, light feedings though to reduce waste. Surprised at the local petco stock where I get clowns vs lfs stock/health.







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Old 01/04/2018, 11:26 AM   #22
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Looking good. Any ideas on what other inhabitants you want to add in the future?


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Old 01/04/2018, 11:31 AM   #23
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Looking good. Any ideas on what other inhabitants you want to add in the future?


Thank you!

Snail/blue legged hermits

Goby or blenny

Small angel or maybe tang if I can find one suitable for this size tank




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Old 01/07/2018, 06:56 PM   #24
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1st water change complete




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