New Tank

Discussion in 'Beginner Discussions' started by mohedalhammadi, 28 Aug 2012.

  1. mohedalhammadi

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    Hi all,

    I need an advise please. I am planing for big tank in future (270*70*80 for the Display tank and 250*60*60 for the sub tank). is there any considration tobe taken before starting this tank.
     
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    You need to tell us abit more before we can advise you.

    What do you plan on keeping in the tank?
     
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    I am not sure yet, i need some advises and suggestions as i am not from south africa. byt he way i am new to this hobby.
     
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    Try to decide whether you want a Reef tank or Fish only. Do some research as it will give you some ideas and guidance before you decide. Many people do prefer the reef tank as it is a bit more challenging and a lot more colorful. It also depends entirely to the individuals pocket and commitment because Both methods differs when it comes to filtration, light and flow.
     
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    i am planning to run reef tank.
     
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    You’ll need a big skimmer for a tank that size.
    Good lighting and a good filtration system.
    And alot of live rock
     
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    how many kilos of live rock is best for this tank.
    how many kilos of sand.
    which one is better to have one skimmer or two
     
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    ...roughly 1kg per 10Lt..the more the better... (3.785Lt = 1Gallon)
    ...depends on the depth of you'r sand in the Display Tank...also you'r Fish selection will influence you'r depth...burrowing fish require a deeper sandbed...
    ...personal preferance...some say 2...so that you have a "back up" if one should give in... and others say that they prefer one as they feel the second one doesn't justify the "money" so much as it doesn't work so hard as the first one...

    Hope this helps, but I'm sure you'll get some more feedback soon...:)
     
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