Joe Posted September 2, 2013 Share Posted September 2, 2013 Hello All. As the title suggests I have decided to set up my first salt tank. I have kept freshwater aquariums for years but I know very little about salt. No worries as I know I will learn as I go just as I did with previous tanks. However my first decision is which tank to use. I have an Oceanic 125 that is not drilled and I have a 200 gallon 7x2x2 that is drilled on both ends and has a sump that came with it. I was planning on making the 200 a huge african cichlid tank but my interest in salt has been growing recently and my plan to start with a 45g has gradually evolved to this. I am weighing the cost/benefits of using the 125 vs the 200. I know the fact that the 200 is drilled makes it a better set up for salt but the size also means more cost in the form of lighting, sand, and rock. How much more? Can I use lighting that I would normally use on a 6' tank despite the fact that this tank is 7'? I would like to use LED's. As far as stocking, my planned approach is to add the fish that I want and then add coral that will work with them rather than having the coral dictate which fish I can keep. I like things like the bannana wrasse and lion fish. Given that info, would it be possible to keep some coral with those fish? If so, which ones would you suggest? I would like to start looking them up and planning gradually as I put the tank together. Thanks! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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