My Mangrove Biotope build

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  1. bioreefdude

    bioreefdude Fu Manchu Lion Fish

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    ok so i've been thinking of adding a third tank to my system.im gonna start with a 10g tank(will upgrade to 20L) with 25 red mangroves 10white mangroves and different inverts well here's my plan:
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    i wanna keep :
    upside down jellyfish
    [FONT=Verdana, Tahoma, Helvetica, sans-serif]Purple Ribbon Gorgonia[/FONT]
    Yellow Sea Blade Gorgonia
    golfball coral
    rose coral
    fighting conch
    common snapping shrimp

    i will put it together when the stuff i ordered gets here then ill order live stock . i was thinking some type of pc light would be fine for Ls and some florescence for the mangroves
     
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  3. bama

    bama Humpback Whale

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    nice idea. I think you should go ahead and start off with the 20 gal instead of transferring down the road..
     
  4. LouisLuvr12

    LouisLuvr12 Astrea Snail

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    great idea cant wait to see what itll look like but ya bigger is always better so i would start with the 20 also are gonna put the jellies in the fuge or in the dt. also this new addition(im terrible at getting diagrams straight) is it going to be the fuge part or part of the sump
     
  5. hydrojeff

    hydrojeff Montipora Capricornis

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    i can see how the fuge will drain but i dont get the return of the fuge? oh are you sucking the water from the sump?
     
  6. bioreefdude

    bioreefdude Fu Manchu Lion Fish

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    yeah i have the 20L just no stand guess i'll make one and get it out the way lol

    i was gonna drop the jellys in with the mangroves,i think thats would be awesome .also in the bottom of my display tank i have a sump /fuge already , so the mangrove tank would be a exspansion of my current fuge . but i think im gonna change the return from the man/tank to the fuge and change it to the return chamber for the dispaly so the mangrove water goes str8 the dt

    yep from the sump/fuge to the display (small change)
     
  7. bioreefdude

    bioreefdude Fu Manchu Lion Fish

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    ok so i ordered:

    glass drill bit 3/4-and 3/4 bulkheads
    Quiet One water pump Model 2200
    60w LED grow light with blue/red LEDs

    so i just gotta get everything hooked up then i'll order live stock still have to find me a 24" corallife pc fixture
     
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  9. bioreefdude

    bioreefdude Fu Manchu Lion Fish

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    ok so i got all my crap i ordered now if just gotta slap it together and order my livestock . I cant wait im excited now i guess i'll order the mangroves off ebay idk
     
  10. Iraf

    Iraf Snowflake Eel

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    you shouldnt need a pump in the fuge, gravity should do the job for you
     
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    bioreefdude Fu Manchu Lion Fish

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    bioreefdude Fu Manchu Lion Fish

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    i know but i all ready have it not sure if i can drill it either