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  1. Deon07

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    Hi to all,

    I've been playing around with thi hobby for about a year now, bought a matured system from a friend. I have decided to go Fish Only now, can you guys tell me what is the Pro's and Cons of going fish only?
     
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    Well, pros are basically you can put non-reef safe fish in the tank like certain wrasses, angels, triggers, etc

    Cons are you won't have the motion and colour of corals and invertebrates.
    Do you have pics of the setup? You will need a decent skimmer on a fish only setup.
     
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    +1
     
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    different strokes for different fokes :)

    but agree with the reasons given above....
     
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    Thanks, will try to take pic tonight and upload.

    I got 2 skimmers running at the moment.

    Is it true that I do not need the chiller when I go FO. Got a guy that wants my skimmer and told me he will buy it when I go FO as I do not need it anymore.
     
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    i still think you need a skimmer
     
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    Hi Deon, welcome to MASA, depending on summer temps you will need the chiller and you still need the skimmer.
     
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    With fish only, you only need the minimum of lights. No need for Metal Halides etc. Most likely max 4 T5 tubes will be more than enough.
     
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    What skimmers do you have?
    what is the size of your tank?
    do you have a sump?

    If you want just fish then go for a FWLR set up. Thats fish with live rock. The biological filtration you get from live rock is important and will save you hassles in the future. Fish only tanks are nice to start off with and nice for huge tanks. It is cheaper than reef tanks and easier because you dont have to worry about trace elements as much. please upload pics :) ..

    Oh and welcome :)
     
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    Hi Deon07 welcome to MASA!

    Lets see the pics guy!
     
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    Its a 5ft with sump. As you can see [​IMG]

    I still have some corals but in the process of moving over the FO.

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    The reason why is altough the system are running for a few years, I am pretty new in this and like the FO idea better
     
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    those are soft corals. They are easy to keep so you dont have to worry about it. That bright yellow coral is a NPS called a sunflower coral. Its best if you sell it as they are more tricky to keep. make an ad in the forsale section and it will be snatched up quick
     
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    Thanks, already sold some last night including the sunflower one. I had it since Oct last year, did not know how to feed but never target fed it and it survived. I am still going to sell the rest as well, really like the triggers and apparently the love the corals. I would rather lose money on selling them than feeding them to fish.
     
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