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 kalzwin » Sat Jan 24, 2015 9:02 am

Red_D wrote:tanong lang po, total newbie and first time sa salt water set-up. Kailangan po ba talaga ng skimmer for a 15g tank? iba iba kasi nababasa ko


Hi! Pareho tayo ng size ng tank, walang skimmer, HOB filter lang with filter pad, activated carbon and chaeto. I only have a pair of clownfish and a small orange spotted goby, pero maraming corals. :)

IMO, di naman kailangan ang skimmer sa ganyan kaliit na tank. Weekly water change lang pwede na. Isa pa, kaunting fish lang naman ang pwede i-house niyan which means less feeding kaya di mabilis dumumi ang tank. Mas importante ang flow to keep detritus suspended sa water column para makuha ng mechanical filter, then change filter pad often.
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Re: Basic things you will need in setting up a marine aquari

Postby aldwin » Sat Jan 24, 2015 10:40 am

mas maganda ata may skimmer...

pero kung kakaunti lang naman ang aalagaan mo...

at talagang maliit ang 15gal...

kakaunti din ang mailalagay mo jan...

try muna walang skimmer bastat 10 % water change every week...

:mrgreen:

imc/omc...

walang water change ng weekly...

if available lang(tuwing may pupunta ng dagat papadala ako gallon)

at tsaka ako nag schedule ng 10% weekly water change...

LR..dapat dami kang LR... yan ang primary filter ng Tank natin...

:mrgreen:
pang aquarium lang...kulang pa!!!

50 gals...
no sump..
Live Rocks...
1 sun sun wavemaker 6watts

1t5 6500k(wala na ngayon, nasa likod bahay na ang DT ko,reflected sunlight mode)
12pcs 1/4 watts small Blue LED's(wala na rin, nasunog,)

feb 2015..i added an OHF..(2nd hand kasama ng DT nuon)
added (sept 2017)skimmer from a member(kanino ko banabili yun?) :)
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Re: Basic things you will need in setting up a marine aquari

Postby Red_D » Sat Jan 24, 2015 1:26 pm

@kalzwin - May pic ka ng set up mo? Basa ako ng basa at mahirap na magkamali, sayang pera. Kaso sa dami ng nababasa ko nakakalito na, overwhelming ang info.

@aldwin - sir ano ung imc/omc? Konti lang po tlga plano kong LS. At most siguro 8 lang, gusto ko sana may mga corals para makulay ung tank ko.
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Re: Basic things you will need in setting up a marine aquari

Postby Red_D » Sat Jan 24, 2015 11:54 pm

Update ko lng, nag punta ako cartimar kanina, I decided to get a skimmer para maganda. Ang nakalimutan ko HOB filter. Sana may makita akong HOB filter dito sa mga pet shop sa area namin. Madalas ata sa fresh water na isdaan overhead binebenta eh. Excited nako to set up my tank.
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Re: Basic things you will need in setting up a marine aquari

Postby yankee poody » Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:53 am

Good day po mga sir...complete newbie po ako sa saltwater aqaurium.Joined the RP to read informative details on maintaining the hobby. Para di naman po sayang investments natin. Eto po ang currently set up ko 3 days from now
DIY Wooden Table Cabinet
22 kilos RED SEA Reef Salt (mas mura pag bilhin na lang ung isang timba..good for 6 months siguro kung weekly water change)
UP-Aqua Refractometer
Digital External Thermometer
15 gallon rimless tank
7 kilos reef rock(still accumulating coralline algae)
4 kilos white sand
few dead corals
Aqua Zonic Super Bright Extendable LED Light Marine 60-80cm 26.82watts
Ista Cree Led Light 60cm 15watts
DIY PVC Overflow
2 UP-Aqua 24 Hr. Timer
200watts Eheim Jager heater
+/- 10 gallon refrigerium
Rio 1700 23 watts Submersible pump
Boyu WG-310 Skimmer
Filter Pads, Filter sock (as in literally "sock"/medyas ng misis ko na di na nya ginagamit to avoid water splashing)
White Sand, white medium gravel, 3kls. dead corals, 1 kl. reef rock, chaeto algae, unknown reef plant
2 liters UP-Aqua Porous Creamic rings
Aqua Zonic Super Bright LED 15w

...sa ngayon po walang pang fish at corals.."break-in" ko po sana muna.May kulang pa kaya sa set up ko? Need to buy water tester to check water parameters. Ask ko po sana kung kailangan ko na bang mag dose ng mga supplements? e.g. magnesium, calcium, iodine. Tanong ko rin po sana kung meron po bang dosing pump na Aqua Lifter WG-20 dito sa pinas? preferrably Baguio? One day lang po kasi eh halos 1 cm na nababawas sa sump ko. Wala naman po leak ung tank. Maraming salamat po.
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Re: Basic things you will need in setting up a marine aquari

Postby aldwin » Fri Mar 13, 2015 7:37 am

Red_D wrote:@kalzwin - May pic ka ng set up mo? Basa ako ng basa at mahirap na magkamali, sayang pera. Kaso sa dami ng nababasa ko nakakalito na, overwhelming ang info.

@aldwin - sir ano ung imc/omc? Konti lang po tlga plano kong LS. At most siguro 8 lang, gusto ko sana may mga corals para makulay ung tank ko.


in/on my case bro...

sorry at ngayon ko lang uli na browse

:(
pang aquarium lang...kulang pa!!!

50 gals...
no sump..
Live Rocks...
1 sun sun wavemaker 6watts

1t5 6500k(wala na ngayon, nasa likod bahay na ang DT ko,reflected sunlight mode)
12pcs 1/4 watts small Blue LED's(wala na rin, nasunog,)

feb 2015..i added an OHF..(2nd hand kasama ng DT nuon)
added (sept 2017)skimmer from a member(kanino ko banabili yun?) :)
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Re: Basic things you will need in setting up a marine aquari

Postby thurrmac » Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:01 am

yankee poody wrote:Good day po mga sir...complete newbie po ako sa saltwater aqaurium.Joined the RP to read informative details on maintaining the hobby. Para di naman po sayang investments natin. Eto po ang currently set up ko 3 days from now
DIY Wooden Table Cabinet
22 kilos RED SEA Reef Salt (mas mura pag bilhin na lang ung isang timba..good for 6 months siguro kung weekly water change)
UP-Aqua Refractometer
Digital External Thermometer
15 gallon rimless tank
7 kilos reef rock(still accumulating coralline algae)
4 kilos white sand
few dead corals
Aqua Zonic Super Bright Extendable LED Light Marine 60-80cm 26.82watts
Ista Cree Led Light 60cm 15watts
DIY PVC Overflow
2 UP-Aqua 24 Hr. Timer
200watts Eheim Jager heater
+/- 10 gallon refrigerium
Rio 1700 23 watts Submersible pump
Boyu WG-310 Skimmer
Filter Pads, Filter sock (as in literally "sock"/medyas ng misis ko na di na nya ginagamit to avoid water splashing)
White Sand, white medium gravel, 3kls. dead corals, 1 kl. reef rock, chaeto algae, unknown reef plant
2 liters UP-Aqua Porous Creamic rings
Aqua Zonic Super Bright LED 15w

...sa ngayon po walang pang fish at corals.."break-in" ko po sana muna.May kulang pa kaya sa set up ko? Need to buy water tester to check water parameters. Ask ko po sana kung kailangan ko na bang mag dose ng mga supplements? e.g. magnesium, calcium, iodine. Tanong ko rin po sana kung meron po bang dosing pump na Aqua Lifter WG-20 dito sa pinas? preferrably Baguio? One day lang po kasi eh halos 1 cm na nababawas sa sump ko. Wala naman po leak ung tank. Maraming salamat po.


halos kumpleto ka na. tanong ko lang kung nag cycling ka ba ng tank?
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Re: Basic things you will need in setting up a marine aquari

Postby yankee poody » Sat Mar 14, 2015 8:45 am

thurrmac wrote:
halos kumpleto ka na. tanong ko lang kung nag cycling ka ba ng tank?


...good day sir thurrmac...1 week pa lang po ung tank ko..wala pang livestock..try ko po muna mag accumulate ng corraline sa live rock..hindi ko po masabi kung coralline na po ba ung nasa bato o algae lang..somewhat po kasi na maroon to brown po ung kulay...may mga critters na parang snail na maliliit na kinakain ung nasa bato..
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Re: Basic things you will need in setting up a marine aquari

Postby Ninz » Tue Mar 17, 2015 4:37 pm

Mga sir help nman poh blak ko mg setup ng 10gallon aquarium n salt water pwede poh b yun?
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Re: Basic things you will need in setting up a marine aquari

Postby aldwin » Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:15 am

pang aquarium lang...kulang pa!!!

50 gals...
no sump..
Live Rocks...
1 sun sun wavemaker 6watts

1t5 6500k(wala na ngayon, nasa likod bahay na ang DT ko,reflected sunlight mode)
12pcs 1/4 watts small Blue LED's(wala na rin, nasunog,)

feb 2015..i added an OHF..(2nd hand kasama ng DT nuon)
added (sept 2017)skimmer from a member(kanino ko banabili yun?) :)
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Re: Basic things you will need in setting up a marine aquari

Postby Poisedon » Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:50 pm

Thank you so much for the tips. Its my first time to go buy an aquarium. :D :D
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Re: Basic things you will need in setting up a marine aquari

Postby jgverallo » Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:33 pm

Hi guys!

I am new to this hobby and I am badly in love with reef creatures. I searched for reefers and gladly I saw your group which I think can be of great help to me. Hehehe! I have a 65G tank with T5 bulb, pebbles and rocks in it. Next thing is that Im planning to get sand and live rocks straight from the beach (is that a good idea?) and I read the very first post on this thread and it seems I am on the right track as well. Next thing is I will be buying a Protein Skimmer and a powerhead/wavemaker. I just want to have your insights guys if I am indeed on the right track.

By the way, I am based in Cebu. Any members who are from Cebu here? I'd love to learn more from you!
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Re: Basic things you will need in setting up a marine aquari

Postby sc0lex » Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:10 pm

jgverallo wrote:Hi guys!

I am new to this hobby and I am badly in love with reef creatures. I searched for reefers and gladly I saw your group which I think can be of great help to me. Hehehe! I have a 65G tank with T5 bulb, pebbles and rocks in it. Next thing is that Im planning to get sand and live rocks straight from the beach (is that a good idea?) and I read the very first post on this thread and it seems I am on the right track as well. Next thing is I will be buying a Protein Skimmer and a powerhead/wavemaker. I just want to have your insights guys if I am indeed on the right track.

By the way, I am based in Cebu. Any members who are from Cebu here? I'd love to learn more from you!


Hi there, I'm from Cebu too.:) I think we've exchanged some messages on FB. Anyway, the people here would gladly help out with your tank, but I suggest you start a "build thread" here so we can properly help out. Take pics of your current equipment and your livestock plans and post them on your build thread and people can post comments/suggestions from there. ;) Happy reefing.
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Re: Basic things you will need in setting up a marine aquari

Postby SantaMonica » Thu Aug 13, 2015 1:38 am

A thing I like to have is an external UV.

Instead of having the UV run all the time (which kills live food microbes), just keep it in the closet and use it if needed after you add new fish.
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Re: Basic things you will need in setting up a marine aquari

Postby garnercrawford » Wed Sep 16, 2015 11:57 am

very well explained, basics are very important especially in setting up an aquarium because some fish are sensitive and it's not easy to have a fish aquarium. keep on posting and nourish our minds with good information. Thanks again!
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