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Old 01/13/2018, 04:59 PM   #1
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Smile 4g Frag Tank

I have a 40g tank that has been going for the last 3 months, slowly filling with coral . But I had the idea of getting a frag tank, so I found the 10g oceanbox designs frag tank. It is small which is what I am looking for, just for zoas and lps, maybe a monti. I am wondering if I should get a protein skimmer for it? Should I put in a simple small fish, or an invert for bioload? Would it be smart to put live rock rubble in the back chamber for bio filtration? What type of light should I get? I was thinking a Kessil A80 or an AI Prime. Any advice appreciated. I know so many questions.



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Old 01/13/2018, 05:32 PM   #2
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I am just looking for a low maintenance frag tank


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Old 01/13/2018, 05:49 PM   #3
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If it’s simple coral I don’t see a huge issue but you will be topping off like crazy from Evap. Harder coral needing stable levels will be more
Of a challenge


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Old 01/13/2018, 05:54 PM   #4
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Makes sense and i plan to get an ato


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Old 01/13/2018, 06:35 PM   #5
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Do you think I could pull of some LPS? I love LPS, I need a place to grow out the pieces.


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Old 01/13/2018, 06:35 PM   #6
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Do you have a sump for your 40g? If you do, hooking the 4 gallon into your existing system is the best way to go by far.


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Old 01/13/2018, 06:44 PM   #7
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I don't have a sump for it. It would be a stand alone, but I saw they had a 7g frag tank, would that make a huge difference


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Old 01/13/2018, 07:45 PM   #8
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Or even a 10 if its worth double the price


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Old 01/13/2018, 09:33 PM   #9
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4 gal is pretty useless IMO. Get the 10 if you can afford it and even that is probably not a great option if it won’t be hooked up to a bigger system.


Just looked up the price. Paying $150 for a 4gal tank with basically a false wall and powerhead is nuts. Just buy a 10g tank and HOB filter and you’ll have a bigger tank for a quarter of the price.


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Old 01/13/2018, 09:36 PM   #10
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4 gal is pretty useless IMO. Get the 10 if you can afford it and even that is probably not a great option if it won’t be hooked up to a bigger system.
I think thats what I will do. I just need a frag tank for soft and lps. Would you recommend I pick up a skimmer for it? Also what light would you recommend?


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Old 01/13/2018, 09:40 PM   #11
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Something that small is gonna be tough to keep stable. If you can plumb it into the main system somehow... that'd be best.


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Old 01/13/2018, 09:42 PM   #12
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I would if I could but its an AIO 40g


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Old 01/14/2018, 07:11 AM   #13
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I am currently considering what tank to get. However I still don't know if I should run a protein skimmer. If I should add a fish or invert for bioload. Also what type of light would be best? I was think AI Prime or Kessil A80


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I am currently considering what tank to get. However I still don't know if I should run a protein skimmer. If I should add a fish or invert for bioload. Also what type of light would be best? I was think AI Prime or Kessil A80
Protein skimmer is not needed for a tank that small and with the corals you want to grow. Do a 2 gal water change per week and you’ll be fine.


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Protein skimmer is not needed for a tank that small and with the corals you want to grow. Do a 2 gal water change per week and you’ll be fine.
What light would you recommend? I am also wondering if a 8 in deep tank is good enough? I can't find a 10in deep and I don't want to go deeper because it will be wasting water space, and require more powerful lighting. Would you recommend I add a bioload source?



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Old 01/17/2018, 08:42 PM   #17
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Anyone have any opinions on this nano frag tank idea?


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