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28 Nov 2007 09:19 #1 by kribby (kribby)
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its my first time on the site lads and it looks great.well done!ive been keeping fresh water trop fish(along with my dad)for years.but now i want to make the leap to mariens.ive got just the bare tank 7'x2'x2'.ive read a couple of books but their obviously not as good as your members vast wells of knowledge.can anybody advise me on what type of filters,skimmers.bulbs and live rock i might need for this size tank?any help at all would be greatly appreciated.thanks!

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28 Nov 2007 11:01 #2 by tanks_alot (Denis Coghlan)
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Hello and welcome to the forum. I haven't ventured as far as marines myself so will not be able to advise you on particular products but I will say that for a 7x2x2 tank you are going to need a lot of everything! Good luck!

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28 Nov 2007 11:42 #3 by Tom (Tom Brecknell)
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Kribby,

I am not a Marine keeper but have a look at - A New Reef Is Found (In Tullamore!!) and the link is www.irishfishkeepers.com/cms/component/o...w/id,23744/catid,20/
This is a blow by blow account including photo’s of Seany experience from the start including his mishaps, it might just help………….Tom.B)

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28 Nov 2007 14:37 - 28 Nov 2007 17:58 #4 by Tom (Tom Brecknell)
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Sorry had the same post twice.B)
Last edit: 28 Nov 2007 17:58 by Tom (Tom Brecknell).

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29 Nov 2007 09:01 #5 by kribby (kribby)
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thanks for that.ill check it out and get started.

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29 Nov 2007 16:30 #6 by Pablo (Pablo -)
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HI Kribby,

A 7x2x2... very intresting project!

You'll need aprox between 80 and 100 kiligrams of live rock for good biological filtration.

I can't recommend a skimmer for a tank this size but you'll need a big one..:laugh: I'm sure someone will recommend one.

If you want to keep a Soft and Hard corals, I Think you'll be looking into at lease 2x250w Metal Halides + Actinics... you can also look into power compacts but when lighting a big tank MH is the best.

Thats my 2 cents

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29 Nov 2007 23:15 #7 by paulm (paulm)
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Hi Kribby thats a big tank ooops and welcome to the forum.
Youll need to plan out what you are going to keep are you keeping fish only or are yo ugoing reef and if reef what type of corals ? A 7foot long tank With corals your looking at 3 250watts MH (Metal halites) lights with 2 6 foot antinics .
A V2 1000 TMC skimmer min. Thats assuming this tank has a sump.?

This is only the start mate anything else we can help you with just let us know.

Paul

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29 Nov 2007 23:16 #8 by kieronr (kieronr)
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hi kribby,spent the last 30 minutes putting down some pointers for you and then pressed
the wrong feckin button and deleted it!.If you want give me a buzz on 0876601633 and i'll try and help you out.With a tank that size you have lots of options.I'll try posting again later(after i have a lie down).regards kieron

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