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 I  need  to  know  where  I  can  get  good  equipment  for  a  Marine  Aquarium.
 
 The  cheapest  sources  and  a  list  of  equipment  necessary  to  start  a  reef  tank.
 
 Information  on  availability  of  live  rock  and  quality  life  stock.
 
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 hi,
 
 what  type  of  equipment  do  you  need  ?
 i  mean  you  need  to  give  details  about  the  type,  size,  bio-loading,  lighting      etc      to  guide  you.
 
 if  you  have  anything  in  mind  about  the  filteration,  you  can  list  them  here,  so  i  can  tell  you  the  sources  and  also  tell  you  according  to  yours  choice  what  is  necessary  and  what  is  not.
 
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 I  need  equipment  to  start  a  say  48  x  30  x  30  reef  tank.
 
 How  much  can  I  stock  in  terms  of  fish?
 
 What  are  the  equipment  necessary  to  have  a  moderately  hi-tech  as  in  non-automated  set  up  going.
 
 Lighting  how  much  and  what  type  ?
 
 You'll  have  to  basically  guide  me  through  this.
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 hi  madan,
 
 i  have  no  problems  guiding  you  through  the  process,  but  i  suggest  that  you  have  experience  on  the  fish  only  or  fish  and  invert  tank  first,  and  then  you  can  slowly  move  to  the  reef  tank.
 
 first  of  all,  the  most  important  is  the  lighting.  
 
 for  reef  and  certain  corals,  you  need  20000  k    and  10000k  metal  halides  of  say  175  w    or  150  w.
 along  with  this  you  need  50  -  50  actinic  white  and  one  alone  actinic  blue.
 one  moon  lighing  bulb  of  15  -  20  w
 
 protein  skimmer,  mechanical  filteration,  live  rocks,  live  cultures  and  sand,  is  a  must  for  a  start.
 
 stocking  is  the  most  important  part  anf  the  most  critical  part  of  marine  keeping.    one  cannot  just  stock  10  fish  at  a  go.
 first  1  fish,  then  the  cycle  and  the  bacteria  settle,  then  another  fish      and  this  goes  on  till  your  bio-load  is  minium  and  controllable.
 
 15  days  water  change  is  a  must,    -    say  20  %      this  reduces  the  extra  headache  of  adding  supplements.    this  is  what  i  do  on  the  fish  only  tank,      but  with  reef,  i  add  supplements,  because  through  this  i  can  keep  other  water  paras  in  control  like  calcium,  iodine,  oxygen,  bromine,  phosphates,    etc  and  adding  of  zooplankton  becomes  easy.
 
 
 yes,  water  circulation  is  a  must.    say  6  -  8  times  the  water  holding.
 if  you  have  800  litres,  then  you  need  powerheads  and  pumps  to  regulate  the  water  800  x  8  =  6400  litres  per  hour  of  circulation.
 
 i  calculate  by  8  times,  we  lose  circulation,  when  water  is  thrown  at  a  height  or  goes  through  disturbances.
 
 these  are  the  major  points  that  i  can  tell  you.
 
 anything  else,  wiling  to  help.
 
 hope  this  helps.
 
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 Madan,  are  you  serious?  If  yes,  I  think  Chennai  is  the  place  for  supplies.  I  am  sure  we  can  help  you  out  with  coral  sand,  and  salt.
 
 I  think  you  can  try  and  impplement  the  filter  design  that  I  had  opsted  on  A-S-K.  Beta  told  me  that  you  foresee  some  glitches  in  the  design,  but  I  am  sure  they  can  be  overcome.  
 
 Always  try  and  make  filtration  MUCH  more  in  all  terms,  than  our  normal  freshwater  setups,  for  a  marine  stup.  Thats  my  2  cents.      :lol:
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 Hi,
 
 Nitin,  the  design  you  posted  will  simply  not  work.
 When  you  switch  on  the  pump  to  return  water  from  the  sump  it  will  overflow  on  to  the  floor  from  the  top  of  the  aquarium.
 
 The  design  is  not  complete  if  this  happens.  Think  about  it.
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arpanlib  wrote:                
hi  madan,
 
 i  have  no  problems  guiding  you  through  the  process,  but  i  suggest  that  you  have  experience  on  the  fish  only  or  fish  and  invert  tank  first,  and  then  you  can  slowly  move  to  the  reef  tank.
 
 first  of  all,  the  most  important  is  the  lighting.  
 
 for  reef  and  certain  corals,  you  need  20000  k    and  10000k  metal  halides  of  say  175  w    or  150  w.
 along  with  this  you  need  50  -  50  actinic  white  and  one  alone  actinic  blue.
 one  moon  lighing  bulb  of  15  -  20  w
 
 protein  skimmer,  mechanical  filteration,  live  rocks,  live  cultures  and  sand,  is  a  must  for  a  start.
 
 stocking  is  the  most  important  part  anf  the  most  critical  part  of  marine  keeping.    one  cannot  just  stock  10  fish  at  a  go.
 first  1  fish,  then  the  cycle  and  the  bacteria  settle,  then  another  fish      and  this  goes  on  till  your  bio-load  is  minium  and  controllable.
 
 15  days  water  change  is  a  must,    -    say  20  %      this  reduces  the  extra  headache  of  adding  supplements.    this  is  what  i  do  on  the  fish  only  tank,      but  with  reef,  i  add  supplements,  because  through  this  i  can  keep  other  water  paras  in  control  like  calcium,  iodine,  oxygen,  bromine,  phosphates,    etc  and  adding  of  zooplankton  becomes  easy.
 
 
 yes,  water  circulation  is  a  must.    say  6  -  8  times  the  water  holding.
 if  you  have  800  litres,  then  you  need  powerheads  and  pumps  to  regulate  the  water  800  x  8  =  6400  litres  per  hour  of  circulation.
 
 i  calculate  by  8  times,  we  lose  circulation,  when  water  is  thrown  at  a  height  or  goes  through  disturbances.
 
 these  are  the  major  points  that  i  can  tell  you.
 
 anything  else,  wiling  to  help.
 
 hope  this  helps.
 
 arpanlib                

 
 
 Arpanlib
 
 U  seem  like  a  hard  core  reefer.  What  you  have  said  here  is  definitely  correct  but  it  will  also  depend  on  the  LS  that  Madan  here  wants  to  keep.
 
 Madan,
 
 Though  I  agree  with  most  of  what  Arpan  has  said  above,
 it  is  nevertheless  exteremely  important  to  decide  what  kind  of  reef  u  have  in  mind.  The  equipments  u  require  will  depend  on  this.
 For  e.g.  metal  halide  lighting  is  a  necessity  for  mostly    SPS  corals  and  Clams.  When  you  use  metal  halide  lights  its  gonna  heat  up  the  water  so  u'll  need  a  chiller  to  keep  the  temp  from  26-29  degrees.
 For  a  LPS  coral  reef  the  lighting  demands  are  not  so  high  and  you  can  use  T5's  or  PL  lights.
 Let  us  know  what  you  have  in  mind  so  that  its  easier  to  help  u  on  the  setup.
 
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 Like  madan,I'm  also  cautiously  entering  salt  water.Arpanlib,sidster...i'll  fill  you  in  with  details  of  the  tank  dimensions  and  equipment  already  at  hand:
 
 .Tank  size:5x2x2  ft(though  I  have  calculated  the  exact  amount  of  water  it  holds  after  all  rocks  and  sand  is  added=350  ltrs)
 
 .one  protein  skimmer  (berlin  air  lift,Red  Sea)rated  to  work  for  370  ltrs
 
 .one  eheim  2217(will  do  1000  ltrs  an  hour)
 
 .crushed  coral
 
 Here  is  what  i  wish  to  keep:anemones,clown  fish,tangs,wimple  fish(any  other  suggestions  for  the  beginner?)  .What  is  available  to  the  average  indian  hobbyist?what  prices  should  i  pay?thanks  for  any  and  all  advice!!!
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 I  think  Wimples  would  attack  anemones  as  their  mouths  look  like  they're  polyp  feeders.  You  might  need  a  second  opinion  on  this.
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 Hi  Murthy,
 
 As  beta  suggested,  please  think  twice  before  adding  wimple  in  a  tank  where  you  have  anemones,  as  wimples  are  basically  polyp  feeders,  they  tend  to  nip  the  anemones  quite  often.  Other  fish  that  will  look  nice  in  a  community  marine  tank  are:  Damsels,  Wrasses,  Batfish,  Gobies,  Sweet  lips,  Pygmy  Angels.  Check  with  LFS  for  availability,  as  most  of  them  are  seasonal.  Do  not  rush  the  process  of  adding  fish.  Be  very  slow  and  please  do  not  overlook  the  process  of  quarantine.
 
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