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Posted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:25 pm Post subject: need help on marine Tank
Currently I am into discus but wanted to get into marine, just wanted to clear some Q
1) am getting tanker water, so do I need RO, if yes then which brand presently I have aqua guard for my home but my mom will not allow to use it from any fishy thing so need to buy new one so which brand.
2) My tank size 4.5*1.8*2 (l*w*h) having fluvial canister 406
3) And if electricity goes what should be kept on, I have inventor but still..
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Posted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:23 pm Post subject: Re: new marine Tank
Now there are 74 views and no reply for you on this post. The very title of your post is inviting many IAHians to visit your post may be thinking of a nice FTS of your Marine tank but once visited there are questions that many cannot answer apart from experts !!!!!
I am no expert and visited your profile once for the snaps but since you have very specific questions why dont you read the the two sticky posts by Fellow experienced IAHians and post some PM to them?
Yes you will need to use RO water. I am not familiar with the RO units available on the market today, but Im sure there are many options. Alternately you could test your tap water for chlorine, phosphates etc and see if its ok as is. It most likely wont be.
I hope you have planned to have a sump with a skimmer. A simple canister filter will not suffice.
Fish are not as sensitive to temperature as inverts so you maybe able to get away without a chiller. But if you plan on keeping anemones and other inverts you will need a chiller to keep a constant 26 deg c.
If the power goes off and all you have is the invertor, then at minimum keep the return pump on for circulation and oxygenation. If your chiller switches off and the temp increases, the waters capacity to retain oxygen decreases. If you are keeping corals and such, air condition the room or definitely get a chiller.
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Posted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:05 pm Post subject: Re: new marine Tank
Change your title to help, would probably fetch you better results. There are various threads in the forum, which will help you gather more knowledge on the pristine quality of water required for marine aquariums. Its better to a have sump, then a canister for marine aquarium. It serves has a multiutility from housing your skimmer, return pump, a refugim, UV filter and if you plan to have a phosphate and calcium reactor in the near future. IAH threads helped me a lot in the initial days of planning.
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