tank advise

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  1. craig redfern

    craig redfern

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    Hi i have just purchased a +- 250l marine tank with 20kg live rock and would like to know what lighting i should have on in the day? I was also offered a skimmer would i need one?
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    hi and welcometomasa

    yes on skimmer(pending suitabillity)

    lighting you need to plan according what you want to keep with regards to livestock/corals etc

    you have any pics of the setup?
    is it a running tank?
    you doing a kwick move or restarting the tank?
    what type of skimmer is it?
    whats exact size of the tank,maybe we can help determine the exact literage etc
     
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    Hello and welcome.

    Depending on the depth of the system. being 250L I guess its is between 420 and 600mm deep. On that depth 4 or more T5 globes would do. But more important is the type of corals. SPS and clams you most likely would need more than just 4 tubes. Depending on the thickness of your wallet, the latest LED units do offer good value and depth penetration.

    Being a beginner, I would start with T5 and softy corals. Check the for sale section. Later, when you know what you want then you can upgrade the lights to a much better system.

    And while here on MASA, use the Google search function at the top of every page and start reading.
     
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    In that size system I would say a Skimmer is neccesary....it removes DOCs (disolved organic compounds) mainly things that can't be removed via mechanical filtration
     
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    Hi again skimmer bought tank looking good is there anyone who lives in the south of Dbn who could come and give advise on when and what fish to purchase?
     

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