Basic things you will need in setting up a marine aquarium

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Re: Basic things you will need in setting up a marine aquari

Postby rap » Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:10 pm

hello po plan ko po mag start fowlr eto po kasi promise ko sa anak ko pag pumasok sa school..ehehe eto po yung aquarium (50g) na nabili ko sa isang tropa ko nde na kasi nya to ginagamit.. pwde ko po malaman kung anu2 pa dpat kung i purchase.. salamat
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Re: Basic things you will need in setting up a marine aquari

Postby thurrmac » Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:22 am

rap wrote:hello po plan ko po mag start fowlr eto po kasi promise ko sa anak ko pag pumasok sa school..ehehe eto po yung aquarium (50g) na nabili ko sa isang tropa ko nde na kasi nya to ginagamit.. pwde ko po malaman kung anu2 pa dpat kung i purchase.. salamat


research mo muna cycling, saltwater parameters, saltwater filtration, flow and lighting bago ka bumili ng equips. dont rush things read read read.
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Re: Basic things you will need in setting up a marine aquari

Postby rap » Sun Aug 04, 2013 5:51 pm

thurrmac wrote:
rap wrote:hello po plan ko po mag start fowlr eto po kasi promise ko sa anak ko pag pumasok sa school..ehehe eto po yung aquarium (50g) na nabili ko sa isang tropa ko nde na kasi nya to ginagamit.. pwde ko po malaman kung anu2 pa dpat kung i purchase.. salamat


research mo muna cycling, saltwater parameters, saltwater filtration, flow and lighting bago ka bumili ng equips. dont rush things read read read.


salamat po.. ask ko din po pala anu po dpat ang na capacity ng protein skimmer pag ka 50g na tank at 30g pra sa sump?
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Re: Basic things you will need in setting up a marine aquari

Postby thurrmac » Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:18 am

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Re: Basic things you will need in setting up a marine aquari

Postby symphiii@gmail.com » Sat Aug 31, 2013 1:06 am

Sir san po nakakabili ng pinakamurang salt mix kahit local lang and mag kano per kilo or what thanks. meron kasi 100php per kilo wala bang mas mura?
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Re: Basic things you will need in setting up a marine aquari

Postby lightsaberx » Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:12 am

Hi guys,

New here, I've been the site and decided to jump in converting my freshwater into a saltwater setup.

- I have a 75G tank
- My tank is located outside the terrace with direct sunlight during 3-5pm or until the sun sets.

I'm planning to setup FOWLR first then check if I can integrate corals.

Need your knowledge to clarify some things:

1. In saltwater setup, would it be a problem if my tank is hit with direct sunlight?
2. I will need new equipments, may mai-recommend ba kayo na filtering system for 75G?
Got no other tank to make a sump. Would i really be needing a skimmer? If i do need it, san sya ilalagay if wala akong sump, quite confused on this setup. Sa FWS kasi filter lang ok na.
3. Sa 75G, how many nemo and dory can we place or other related fish? Finding Nemo and theme. :)
4. After 8 weeks of cycling the tank with sand and LR saka pa lang pwede ilagay and LS right?

Looking forward for your feedbacks.

Thanks!
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Re: Basic things you will need in setting up a marine aquari

Postby thurrmac » Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:44 am

lightsaberx wrote:Hi guys,

New here, I've been the site and decided to jump in converting my freshwater into a saltwater setup.

- I have a 75G tank
- My tank is located outside the terrace with direct sunlight during 3-5pm or until the sun sets.

I'm planning to setup FOWLR first then check if I can integrate corals.

Need your knowledge to clarify some things:

1. In saltwater setup, would it be a problem if my tank is hit with direct sunlight?
thurrmac says: there is no problem in solar lighting problem starts when your nutrients are high. light + nutrients = algae

2. I will need new equipments, may mai-recommend ba kayo na filtering system for 75G?
Got no other tank to make a sump. Would i really be needing a skimmer? If i do need it, san sya ilalagay if wala akong sump, quite confused on this setup. Sa FWS kasi filter lang ok na.
thurrmac says: a filtration system that works best for me would be ATS + activated carbon + chaeto + liverocks + water change.

3. Sa 75G, how many nemo and dory can we place or other related fish? Finding Nemo and theme. :)
thurrmac says: madaming nemo and two palm size dory. more fun there :)

4. After 8 weeks of cycling the tank with sand and LR saka pa lang pwede ilagay and LS right?
thurrmac says: your test kits will tell you if your tank is ready for stocking usually its like this
ammonia zero, nitrite zero, nitrate with reading.

Looking forward for your feedbacks.

Thanks!

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Re: Basic things you will need in setting up a marine aquari

Postby mindfreak » Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:33 am

Hi bro lightsaberx, see my answers in red.
lightsaberx wrote:Hi guys,

New here, I've been the site and decided to jump in converting my freshwater into a saltwater setup.

- I have a 75G tank
- My tank is located outside the terrace with direct sunlight during 3-5pm or until the sun sets.

I'm planning to setup FOWLR first then check if I can integrate corals.

Need your knowledge to clarify some things:

1. In saltwater setup, would it be a problem if my tank is hit with direct sunlight?

Natural environment of reef livestock is using direct sunlight so its not an issue at all if you're talking about survivability. But in controlled environment like aquarium tank there are factors you need to consider. Very first problem sa direct sunlight is ung evaporation rate ng h2o mo. mas direct sunlight, mas mainit, mas mabilis mag evaporate ung h2o mo, mas mabilis ang swing ng salinity ng h2o mo. so you will need a regular top-off pag ganitong setup. x2 with thurmacc, direct sunlight and excess nutrient doesn't mix well pag dating sa reef tank, you can easily have algae bloom pag hindi maganda water params mo.

2. I will need new equipments, may mai-recommend ba kayo na filtering system for 75G?
Got no other tank to make a sump. Would i really be needing a skimmer? If i do need it, san sya ilalagay if wala akong sump, quite confused on this setup. Sa FWS kasi filter lang ok na.

very limited ang options mo if you don't have sump so i encourage you to setup one. the cost it will take is very cheap compared to the benefits you have in the long run. just remember if you don't have a sump all of the equipments will be added directly to your DT (skimmers, pump, filtration, etc..) aside from eye sore it will contribute to increase in temperature once nasa DT mo ung mga equipment na ito.

3. Sa 75G, how many nemo and dory can we place or other related fish? Finding Nemo and theme. :)

If medium size na blue tang (Dory) then you can get away with it. clown, royal gramma, shrimp will be okay. Moorish Idol (Gill) you will have hard time feeding it, pero once feeding and acclimated na then it is a very good addition to your tank just beware since it has tendency to nip on soft corals. for starfish, ok yung mga red star, marble, linckia it is reef safe. just don't pick chocolate chip, ngangatain nyan mga corals mo. hehe.. and big no no sa puffer when it comes to reef setup. yan na nemo cast mo.hehe.. just don't put it all at the same time, acclimate mo muna sila.

4. After 8 weeks of cycling the tank with sand and LR saka pa lang pwede ilagay and LS right?

just like what sir thurmacc said, test water params before stocking LS. once stable na lahat then that is the right time to do it,

Looking forward for your feedbacks.

Thanks!
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Re: Basic things you will need in setting up a marine aquari

Postby lightsaberx » Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:03 pm

Appreciate the responses Thurrmac and Mindfreak.

Seems like i need to setup a sump.

Got more queries in my new thread.

Hope you can check it out and give further inputs if you dont mind.

Thanks.
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Re: Basic things you will need in setting up a marine aquari

Postby jomzkizs » Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:37 pm

Hello sirs. I just found your site kakabrowse ng help para sa setup ng aquarium ko. Maraming useful info here hindi gaya ng iba. Basa basa muna ako ahehe. Can someone also give me an idea how much i will have as a budget for a reef setup or a FOLR setup? I'll be using my old 20 gallon tank na nakatambak na lang.

Salamat po sa insights
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Re: Basic things you will need in setting up a marine aquari

Postby Mark Sacay » Fri Dec 27, 2013 12:16 am

Good Evening Sir!
Patulong lang po sana kakatapos lang ng fowlr 75gallon setup ko wala pa po ako LS nilalagay dahil 4days palang, naglabasan mga spag and oeanut worms sa LR ko, pero after an hour parang namatay ata sila and then nilinis kona.. indication ba yun na me mali pa sa cycle ko? Thanks mga sir!
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Re: Basic things you will need in setting up a marine aquari

Postby mindfreak » Fri Dec 27, 2013 7:05 am

jomzkizs wrote:Hello sirs. I just found your site kakabrowse ng help para sa setup ng aquarium ko. Maraming useful info here hindi gaya ng iba. Basa basa muna ako ahehe. Can someone also give me an idea how much i will have as a budget for a reef setup or a FOLR setup? I'll be using my old 20 gallon tank na nakatambak na lang.

Salamat po sa insights


Welcome bro. For a 20 gallon nanon tank, since you already had a tank to use you will need to cash out atleast 5-8k for the fowlr setup. But it all still depend on the brand of equipment. ball park figure lang yan.
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Re: Basic things you will need in setting up a marine aquari

Postby burton2663 » Sat Dec 28, 2013 2:09 am

hi

newbie reefer, this forum helps us a lot. thank you!

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Re: Basic things you will need in setting up a marine aquari

Postby Mhayzel » Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:27 pm

Hi! Where can i buy emerald crabs in cartimar? Thanks!
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Re: Basic things you will need in setting up a marine aquari

Postby thurrmac » Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:39 am

Mhayzel wrote:Hi! Where can i buy emerald crabs in cartimar? Thanks!


never saw one yesterday... bihira siguro yan
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