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    Default Travie's Saltwater Tank(s)


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    I have been in the process of acquiring the equipment for a saltwater tank over the past month. I finally started to set it up yesterday. It is going to start out as a 10 gallon tank. Then eventually go to a 29 gallon or 55 gallon with the 10 remaining to be a salt mixing, QT, and hospital tank.

    Equipment:
    Around 17 pounds of live rock
    100 watt Hydro Heater
    RO water
    Coralife Marine Salt(Will probably change to Red Sea Coral Pro Salt)
    Ocean Direct Caribbean Live Sand
    No Protein Skimmer for now(Will get one eventually)
    Maxi-Jet 900 Powerhead(Will get Hydro Koralia wavemaker eventually)

    Plans for Livestock in the 10 gallon:
    Goby of some kind
    Snails
    Hermit Crabs



    Tonight I plan to get the tank full of saltwater. Get it to the desirable salinity and get the temperature set where I would like.

    Please offer suggestions and comments as I go along.
    Last edited by travie; 10-02-2008 at 06:34 PM.
    Stock the tank you have, not the tank you plan to have. Always have and use patience.
    - 29g FW - Community
    - 55g SW - Blue Watchman Goby, Royal Gramma, 6-Line Wrasse, 2 Ocellaris Clownfish, and various corals and inverts
    For those of you who want a SW tank and never have had one before or just starting out, read this blog entry from my blog on AC, it will give you a place to start.

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