Quantcast

new to reef

Help Support Reef Frontiers:

mountian72

Member
Joined
Jun 5, 2004
Messages
14
Location
ar.
im new to reef but i think its the ultimate . ive set up my 30gl. long with 45 lb. live rock (uncured) 15lb. sand 170gph powerhead 295 gph hang fillter protien skimmer 240 watts acintic/20000k daylight .im thinking of doing a zoo tank . any suggestions
 

NaH2O

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 25, 2004
Messages
8,568
Welcome to Reef Frontiers!!

Do you think you will want to keep any other corals (future plans) than zoanthids in this tank? Were you going to have any fish or invertebrates in this tank? How long has your tank been cycling?
 

reedman

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 30, 2003
Messages
3,255
Location
Mukilteo, WA
A zoo tank would be a great way to start in the reef hobby. They come in a variety of colors, are fairly hardy, and aren't very agressive toward other corals should you want to add more later.

Nikki brings up good question. What fish, shrimp, snails, etc. do you plan to keep in the tank...if any. You don't really need them, but most people want something that moves in the tank.

I think you have a great setup there. You are covering all of the important pieces of equipment. Other thing you may need to consider in Arizona is tank temperature. How do you plan to keep the tank cool. If the house is air conditioned that may work fine. Otherwise, the smaller the tank the more you need to be aware of temperature fluctuations. Actual temperature is less important than the temperature swings throughout the day. Just something to think about.

Good luck and keep us posted on the progress.
 

Katchupoy

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 9, 2003
Messages
2,188
Location
Kent 98031
WELCOME! WELCOME! WELCOME! WELCOME!


Also need to consider that a 30 gallon tank will fill up very fast, so you need to plan ahead.
 

mountian72

Member
Joined
Jun 5, 2004
Messages
14
Location
ar.
well i say thanks for all the advice but i live in arkansas and my wife said if i keep this tank looking good for 1 year i can buy what ever i want so lets just say i may take a wall or two out to build my own mega reef lol
 

mojoreef

Reef Keeper
Joined
Jul 5, 2003
Messages
7,530
Location
Sumner
Sounds like a great plan for first starting. Zoo's are pretty hardy and thier some very attractive types out thier. Welcome to RF and I hope you enjoy your stay.

Mike
 

Katchupoy

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 9, 2003
Messages
2,188
Location
Kent 98031
1 year is a good test trial. Here you will know if you can keep up with it.... It is a very demanding hobby. You will know if its good or call it quits... :p

Very good plan I think.... I say go for it.
 
Your email address will not be publicly visible. We will only use it to contact you to confirm your post.

Latest posts

Top