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What is everyones thoughts? I was thinking only a heater and powerheads would be necessary. Maybe a cheap led light strip too. That is of course assuming there is sufficient live rock and weekly water changes taking place. What do you guys think?

 

Reason I ask is because I need to rehome a couple of my smaller fish.

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Clown79

I'd do an hob filter to keep the tank clean.

 

Otherwise, heater, powerhead, any light for fish

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2 hours ago, DOJOLOACH said:

What is everyones thoughts? I was thinking only a heater and powerheads would be necessary. Maybe a cheap led light strip too. That is of course assuming there is sufficient live rock and weekly water changes taking place. What do you guys think?

 

Reason I ask is because I need to rehome a couple of my smaller fish.

 

I use heat, lights and powerheads only in all of my reefs.  😊

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DOJOLOACH

Perfect, Ill setup an old aquaclear 60 or 70 I have, heater, and a light...; Somehow I have a feeling I will want to upgrade it but not now!

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nano427

Id throw some activated carbon in the hob with some sort of floss or sponge

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mcarroll

Equip and decorate it like a freshwater tank....salt has the same requirements other than the salt mix.  (Bio filters can take a little longer to establish if you're doing it the old fashioned way.)

 

That is to say, you need heat, some kind of bio-filter, a little water movement, and decorations to make it naturalistic which will reduce stress.  HOB filters are very popular on this kind of tank for good reason.

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Tired

1: Waterproof, fish-safe container (preferably transparent)

2: Source of water movement (pump, filter, gnome with stirring spoon)

3: Heat source (unless coldwater, in which case cold source)

4: Location/s for bio-filter to live (live rock, filter media, etc)

5: Fish hiding spots

6: Lid

 

You should have some amount of light, but the ambient light from a room will work fine in terms of fish welfare. Not great for viewing, but it's all you need to keep them healthy.

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