29 vs 40 breeder?

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  1. Slammed01

    Slammed01 Fire Worm

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    Hi all!

    Looking to invest in a aqueon 29 or 40 breeder from petco since they have the aqueon for 1/2 off. May store it in a closet and piece together a setup for assembly in a year. Coming from salt reef just no time or $$$ with toddler and infant. Planned cichlids but a simple salt and soft corals. I don't think would be too bad and much funner! (Had 55, 29g, 46 bow, 75, 90, 46 bow)

    Only thing that concerns me is 40B has no center brace but opens up many livestock options.

    . Had a 46 bow I scored used but just sold as I didn't want to have it sitting in the garage in the heat. Trying to wait a year so our son will be 2 and tank will be in living room (main room with him crawling, in cruiser crashing into things currently lol)



    Looking at

    40Breeder

    Petsmart 50/65 Marco stand (heard same dimensions as 40B)

    Sunsun canister to save room from spacing from wall 6" or so (model undetermined)

    Heater (undetermined)

    Pool sand

    36" aqueon modular led light or current USA?

    Hydor power heads? Necessary in FW?

    Any good job skimmers?


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  3. DSC reef

    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    If your going freshwater ciclids I'd go with a 40 breeder, even if you go salt. More room. Current makes a nice light. I'd run a power head in freshwater and a nice skimmer if you jump back to salt would be a SCA brand. Very affordable and skims well.
     
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  4. Mr. Bill

    Mr. Bill Native Floridian

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    +1 on the 40B.

    Do not use pool sand. Pool sand has been proven to leach silicates. Dry reef sand is your best option for cutting cost.
     
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    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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  6. Slammed01

    Slammed01 Fire Worm

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    Don't shoot me! Lol So I may just get this 29 for $40 tomorrow, resell the tank and buy a new 29 at the next petco sale. What's a good light for 29 for polyps? Prob do a simple nemo/shrimp tank for kiddos.[​IMG]


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