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  1. allie0300

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    Hi guys, I just bought my first tank its a Boyu HX-1000 don't know much about the tank, there is no info thus far on the net, maybe someone here could tell if it is ok to start out that tank, and maybe give some more info on it as you can see I am a total newb at this hobby. Thanks:blush:
     
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    Welcome.. YOu can use that tank, but its better to have a set up with an overflow and sump
     
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    I have a quick question, my tank never came with a heater atleast i dont think it did, all i see is a pump making pretty bubles and water being filterd back into to tank but no heater, I filled my tank and put the live rock in as instructed by LFS, should i be concerned or is the tank ok?:whistling:
     
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    Hi and welcome Allie. I am not familiar with this make of Boyu, maybe you can give us a pic or two and a little more info on it so we can guide you on where to go with the set up.

    Definately need a heater...without it and with cold water temp all the life on and in the liverock is going to die off. Remember marine fish etc that we keep are used to tropical climates with water temperatures in the mid to higher twenties.
     
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    ok its a 1000Lx400wx450H

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    its 1000Lx400Wx450H I couldn't find any info the net, it holds 160L water
     
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    Hello Allie

    First, that venturi bubbles, do not do that. The salt spray from the bubbles will just cover your lights. And that will give electrical current into the tank. And soon you will post a thread "Help, my tank is shocking me"

    Secondly, that overhead filter setup, is more geared towards fresh water setups. Do the LFS you bought the tank from know you want marines?

    You do need a heater. That is partly why normally with marine setups, we rely on sumps. To hide all the ugly equipment, like the skimmer and heater. Plus whatever else equipment you want.
     
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    Wellcome Allie0300,
    Are you sure there is no heater in that first compartment. I had the smaller Boyu TL550. The heater was hidden away in last compartment in the back (where the water pumps back into the Display area). Check your wiring. You'll be able to follow each wire into the tank and maybe find your heater!
     
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    Looks similar to my first 40L tank in marines...same layout anyway...not ideal but it will work. You should look at putting phosphate remover like phosguard, granular activated carbon and maybe some purigen in the trickle filter to help with filtration for the system. the heater will have to go in the tank...maybe look at scaping it so that u can hide the pump and other stuff in the tank...I would also maybe look at getting a hang on back skimmer to help with filtration.

    There are no compartments in this tank. ;)
     
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    WELCOME TO MASA:)

    that tank looks best for a fresh water system to me and i think as a first time marine tank you will be fighting uphill battles all the way. personally id swap that tank for a system that has an overflow, sump and decent skimmer.
     
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    Hi and welcome to MASA, that tank is definatly more suited to Fresh water and would be fine for a fish only system.
     
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    ah maaan, that tank cost me a little fortune, and the guy at the LFS said it was marine, I don't know maybe I'll go back to him with a lot of questions. The TL550 was a R1000 cheaper maybe I should have just taken that one
     
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    ok guys got a heater ugly thing, and i got my first fish, tested water it seemed fine gona put them in now
     
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    nice! What fish did u get?
     
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    I have a Gold Band Maroon Clown and a Bicolor Blennie
     
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