New tank need advice

Discussion in 'Tank Talk' started by redrocket, Sep 26, 2003.

  1. redrocket

    redrocket Cuttlefish Registered

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    I have started collecting my stuff for my octo tank, i need a little help with equipment though.
    (1) its a 55 gallon
    (2) should i have two double headed bio-wheel filters(brand?)
    (3) type of protein skimmer?(hang-on preferably)
    (4) how much live rock
    if anyone has a direction to steer me in that would be great, i looked at the set-up page. I need to know how to over filter my tank so the octo will have the best water quality whenever i get him in months to come
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  2. NickA5582

    NickA5582 Sepia elegans Registered

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    55 gallon is good for a bimac, you should be getting about 60 - 65 pounds of rock. (I think it's like, number of gallons in the tank times 1.7, correct me if I'm wrong.)
     
  3. Burstsovenergy24

    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    I thought it was 2.25 but maybe it was for a certain type of liverock.
     

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