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  1. MavrickFDT

    MavrickFDT

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    Hi All.

    I am really new to the Marine aquarium part of the Hobby I currently have 2 Tropical tanks and I am planning on converting the one to Marine but I need to as a question, so here it is ,

    I want to start a Marine aquarium, Fish and Live rock if I can.

    It is 200lt tank the Dimensions are L-108cm X W-43.5cm X H-43.8cm.
    I have a spare standard 3 foot tank that I want to use as a Sump, but I need to have an idea of how big to make the compartments in the sump.
    That is if the 3 foot tank will work as a sump?

    Does anybody have any idea or plans for a sump like this?
    I am not sure what filtering I would need so the more advise I can get the better?

    Any Ideas?

    1 more stupid question, what is the basic most basic hardware I will need to start the Marine tank?
    I know I need a Protein Skimmer (anything specific)
    I know I need some form of Current in the tank (anything specific)
    and I know I need the tank,sump and Lighting, anything else?
     
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  3. mnd123

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    Welcome Mavrick

    Generally you can break the sump into 3 compartments, the first one big enough for a skimmer (I would say something like a TS1 for your tank) second for a Deep Sand Bed (DSB) and third for your return pump

    Basically you will need lights (T5 for FOWLR), a skimmer, heater for winter and Live Rock which is imperative

    You will need to have a fair amount of flow in the tank, mine in 90X tank volume, but I have LPS and SPS coral, I thionk you can drop that for FOWLR

    Cheers

    Marc
     
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    Oh, and you may need to drill your tank for overflow, as most tropical tanks do not have an overflow
     
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