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Post by Bluesaltwater87 on Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:07 pm

ok this is goin to be a FOWLR tank. or a Fish Only With Live Rock.
the tank is for my own father. so he is goin to be going to saltwater as well as freshwater.
I set my fathers freshwater tank up about 3 mouths ago and he will soon be goin to a 55 gallon freshwater tank.
I will post pics if i can and keep you guys informed with this new build.
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Post by kshill2011 on Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:41 am

sweet man post pics when u can
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Post by Bluesaltwater87 on Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:18 am

ya i will i will also be filming it as well. but it may take some time for the vids. My dad is disabled ad i take care of the matnince part as much as i can. and i have been tanking to him about getting a bigger tank and making a 20 gallon saltwater and he has whent with it so i will have a vid on setting up a freshwater 55 gallon tropical tank and show how to do the plumbing and lighing.
the saltwater i will show how to drill a tank and do pluming and make a internal overflow in the tank. how to aqua scape and etc.
for my dad it is worth it.
this is alsohis birthday christmass and fathersday gift lol
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Post by Bluesaltwater87 on Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:35 pm

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Post by Bluesaltwater87 on Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:40 pm

this is the basic idea in the setup in the 20gallon saltwatertank.
has a 5gallon wet dry filter, a 75 gallon powerfilter with builtin serfice skimmer 2 75watt heaters.
I will be using 3/4in pvc for the out and a 1/2 in going in. and i might use 2 outlets. and using just one good size return pump.
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Post by Bluesaltwater87 on Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:30 pm

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Post by Bluesaltwater87 on Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:32 pm

the 55 Gallon freshwater tropical tank.
2 110 aqua clear powerfilters
1 250 watt heater
1 20 gallon wet dry with a carbon and amonia chip bags in the wet dry.
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Post by kshill2011 on Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:34 pm

so thats a 20gal tank with a 5gal sump?
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Post by kshill2011 on Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:35 pm

i would like to know why you prefer sumps over a canister. just better gas exchange or what?
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Post by Bluesaltwater87 on Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:46 pm

well tecnicly its a modified 5 gallon tank made to be a wet dry filter. and yes it dos provide a great way of gas exchange. canisters are good for fresh water tanks. but i dont like to use them on saltwater. there is not enough gas exchange in canisters. i like canister filters dont get me wrong but i like to over filter everything. the wetdry is a awsome way of filtration and put O2 back in the water. it is a large bio filter and dos not need carbon or amonia chips to be replaced every mouth or so. with the set up you can put a carbon bag in if you want but i have found that the wet dry is one of the top 2 filters in the hobby so i use it the most.
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Post by kshill2011 on Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:39 pm

i know they are good but internal pumps seem to be a bit spendy. and you gotta buy the tank for the sump and the dividers. just kinda spendy for me.
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Post by Bluesaltwater87 on Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:49 pm

well the internal pump i want to get is only goin to cost 25 bucks from petsolutions
I have the 5 gallon tank so i dont need to buy it
there is alwas a 5 gallon tank on craigslist for really cheap.
the dividers are goin to be made of glass i have from pitchers and windows that broke. so it cost 0 but you can alwas find windows and pitcher frames that are not being used or is just in the way.
and the silicon is 5 bucks for 3 oz.
so all and all i have spent 35.87 on the hole thing as far as a sump.
I alwas say look for the daels. all of the stuff for the 20gallon tank that i have got has only got to 58buck so far but its 58 bucks not 300 bucks.


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Post by Bluesaltwater87 on Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:12 pm

so i mean if you have a spare tank that is small and a broken window that has 3 pieces left that are good than you just need a glas cutter and aquarium syclicon and your good to go.
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