40 gallon GSP set up

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40 gallon GSP set up

Post by Jdub1239 » Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:33 am

Currently have a 40 gallon set up for a gsp. I have about 2 inches of livesand, 80 lbs of live rock. A coralife 65 protien skimmer, a aquaclear 110, and a couple power heads. Is this a good setup or am i missing anything?

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Re: 40 gallon GSP set up

Post by Jdub1239 » Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:47 am

Forgot to metion its a 40 gallon breeder and i have another 75 lbs of LR to use if it would be beneficial.

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Re: 40 gallon GSP set up

Post by pokeystar » Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:32 pm

Looks good. Check water parameters as you go.

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Re: 40 gallon GSP set up

Post by Pufferpunk » Tue Jul 05, 2016 5:15 pm

Sounds great! Do you have a source for GSPs already in SW?
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Re: 40 gallon GSP set up

Post by Jdub1239 » Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:13 pm

I have not found a source with them in saltwater. I have seen some in low end brackish.

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Re: 40 gallon GSP set up

Post by Pufferpunk » Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:38 pm

Take time to drip-acclimate then.
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Re: 40 gallon GSP set up

Post by Jdub1239 » Wed Jul 06, 2016 1:19 pm

I figured i would have to, thanks for the advise!

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Re: 40 gallon GSP set up

Post by Jdub1239 » Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:12 am

I do have an extra protien skimmer, would the tank benefit more having the extra skimmer and taking off the aquaclear 110 or is the 110 more valuable then the extra skimmer?

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Re: 40 gallon GSP set up

Post by Pufferpunk » Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:45 am

I would use the Aquaclear for flow in the tank. If you are going total SW with it, then remove all the filter media & buttocks live rock rubble.
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Re: 40 gallon GSP set up

Post by Blinkey » Sun Jul 31, 2016 3:58 am

Get a couple of powerheads too for circulation.
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Re: 40 gallon GSP set up

Post by Hillehaus » Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:31 pm

That setup looks good to me. You didnt mention the obvious things like heaters and such but i'm sure you have them. We'd love to see a picture. I particularly like seeing other people's live rock placement, so i can get new ideas for when i eventually re-landscape.

Is is going to be a FOWLR or reef?

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Re: 40 gallon GSP set up

Post by Jdub1239 » Tue Aug 02, 2016 11:06 am

I do have a heater and powerheads. Just picked up the little guy a couple days ago.



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Re: 40 gallon GSP set up

Post by Blinkey » Wed Aug 03, 2016 1:49 am

Nice rock-scape! And very cute fish :D
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