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  • #300486

    JackGillett
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    i amtinking of setting up a nano aquarium for a small amount of marine fish. i like damselfish, perticularly clowns. what would i need for a pair of black (or orange, depending on ease!) ?
    i will have a spare 35 x 30 x 30 tank with no lighting, (broken) and no filter. (bad i know lol!) i will refit new lights and a very good filter for it before i do anything!
    thanks for any info

    #315934

    Bluedave
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    How are you planning on filtering it Jack?

    Most people nowadays use the Berlin method which is just live rock and protein skimming. For this you will need a good protein skimmer and about 1 kilo of live rock for every two gallons of water.

    If the tank is to be fish only with a little bit of live rock then ou could go for a traditional method of filtering – but generally this method produces a lot of nitrate which is really bad for corals etc.

    If you want to keep corals then you will need good lighting.

    I’m no expert btw and you may want to check out a couple of dedicated marine forums.

    #315935

    JackGillett
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    thanks so much for the reply! i plan on getting a large protein skimmer, and as much liverock a papre round will afford! lol
    what lighting would i need? from what i can remember, it has 2 lights, one a blue white light, and a white light. a protein skimmer, and some live rock, sounds very good indeed!

    #315940

    Bluedave
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    If you want to keep corals you will need to double the lighting – what wattage are they?

    #315990

    JackGillett
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    not sure on wattage, /wub.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:wub:” border=”0″ alt=”wub.gif” /> and fill the other with shrimp or something, !

    #316026

    Bluedave
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    hahahahahah – great excuse for a new tank!

    #316140

    JackGillett
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    im getting good at those!
    quick update, not getting one, (YET!) lol
    getting a new tank soon, then see how i go

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