View Full Version : Show us your FOWLR setup!

03-14-2015, 12:57 AM
Well! Got pics?

What is everyone doing for stock? Heavy, medium, low stock?

Skimmers, no skimmers, HOB skimmers?

Fuge, no fuge?
Sump, no sump?

Rock in tank, rock in sump?

Canister filters? No filters?

I'm planning a FOWLR, as I have a soft spot for my fish, and would like to get some inspiration.


03-29-2015, 10:32 PM
Heavy skimming, just enough rocks to break line of sight and heavy flow :)

Trickle filters are actually a good idea if you're able to do large water changes. I've never been a fan of rocks in the sump as they just trap debris in the one spot that is least likely to get attention.

I'll post some pics later this week after I do a big water change and paint the back of the tank black :D

03-30-2015, 05:44 AM
I have a FOWLR but have all the gear minus dosing. Full sump, skimmer etc, not only do I like the way it polishes off the water I always thought in the future I may want to add some coral...

03-30-2015, 06:14 AM
Pics, pics and pics pls....

I'm also setting up my 90G to be a FOWLR first then will add corals later... if I got bored :lol:

04-04-2015, 04:31 AM
my newly setup 90gal fowlr. sry really crappy video.


rabdom corals wer just on the rocks i took out of my old tank lol
stock list:
scopas tang
false perc
banggai cardi
orchid dottyback
pepermint shrimp
sandsifter star.

in a few days, adding a flame angel and a orange diamond goby

04-04-2015, 04:32 AM
sump. fuge. rdsb soon, and might put some rock in sump

04-04-2015, 04:33 AM
oh and reef octopus nwb150 skimmer

04-05-2015, 04:21 AM
Here is Some pics of Mine and a little info.

Tank : 7' x 2' x 2' 210 Gallon, Sapphire glass on front 3 panes, External overflow
Lighting : AquaMedic 3 x 150w Metal Halides with Phoenix 14k Bulbs
Flow : 2 x Tunze 6105, 2 x 6055, Tunze 7095 Controller
Filtration : Custom 6' 125 Gallon Sump in the basement, 55 Gallon refugium growing Cheato, SWC 250 Cone skimmer (thinking of going to a beckett skimmer soon), 3 x Avast Marine media reactors (Carbon, Biopellets, occasionally Phos media)
Return Pumps : 2 x GenX Pcx-40

For Maintenance I do a semi automatic 25 Gallon WC weekly (100 gal / Month)
Also I feed 3x Day a variety of foods including: Spectrum Pellets, Frozen Mysis, Spirulina, Brine Shrimp, Hikari Sponge Food for Angels, Nori Sheets.

Inhabitants : 7" Imperator Angel, 8" Regal Angel, Bicolor Angel, Flame Angel, Powder Blue Tang, Regal Tang, Yellow Tang, Desjardins Sailfin Tang, 3 x Sunburst Anthias, 2 x Percula Clownfish, 2 x Cleaner Shrimp, Linka Star, 5 x Red Conchs, Asst Hermits + Snails.

Now Pics!

http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i393/jimcleghorn/WP_20150404_20_39_25_Pro.jpg (http://s1091.photobucket.com/user/jimcleghorn/media/WP_20150404_20_39_25_Pro.jpg.html)

Regal Angel
http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i393/jimcleghorn/WP_20150321_12_52_13_Pro.jpg (http://s1091.photobucket.com/user/jimcleghorn/media/WP_20150321_12_52_13_Pro.jpg.html)

Emperor Angel
http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i393/jimcleghorn/WP_20150317_16_50_54_Pro.jpg (http://s1091.photobucket.com/user/jimcleghorn/media/WP_20150317_16_50_54_Pro.jpg.html)

Left Side of the Tank
http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i393/jimcleghorn/WP_20150404_20_39_12_Pro.jpg (http://s1091.photobucket.com/user/jimcleghorn/media/WP_20150404_20_39_12_Pro.jpg.html)

Right Side of the Tank
http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i393/jimcleghorn/WP_20150404_20_38_52_Pro.jpg (http://s1091.photobucket.com/user/jimcleghorn/media/WP_20150404_20_38_52_Pro.jpg.html)

04-05-2015, 04:36 AM
Awesome Tank! How long is this tank running? What's your stocking order? Any agression on the Tangs and Angels?

04-05-2015, 09:29 AM
Awesome Tank! How long is this tank running? What's your stocking order? Any agression on the Tangs and Angels?

The tank has been running in it's current location for about 2 years although for the first year it was a mixed reef with a lot of LPS and some SPS. Unfortunately around that time a Job change made it so I couldn't look after the tank as much as before and it suffered so I decided to scale back on corals in favor of a more fish-centric setup. As it is now I would call it a Reef-Lite tank.

Most of the fish were in my reef before like the Yellow, Powder Blue, and Regal Tangs as well as the Clowns. More recent additions have been the Anthias, then the Sailfin, Regal Angel and finally the Imperator Angel. As far as aggression goes there really is none except for the mad scramble at feeding time. The fish know me by sight and come rushing over to me on the side I feed from.

The large arched rock formations break the tank up so the fish can't always see one another so I think that helps and everyone has their own favorite cave.