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Old 07-21-2013, 12:16 AM   #1
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30g build

What should I buy first?

Dry rock, sand, filters, Lights, powerheads or skimmer I'm on a tight budget.
I have an ac50 I'm gonna use temporarily.
It's going to be a reef tank.
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Old 07-21-2013, 01:16 AM   #2
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Lights. That'll pretty much determine what you can have as far as corals. The rest you can pick up as you go. It'll take a while on a tight budget, but that's my two cents.
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Old 07-21-2013, 02:41 AM   #3
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I'd get the rock and sand first, that way you can start cycling the tank while you save up for the other things. Next I would get the powerhead, then the lights and finally the skimmer. An ac50 is perfectly fine as the filter, I used one on my 29g tank and it was perfect.
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I'd get the rock and sand first, that way you can start cycling the tank while you save up for the other things. Next I would get the powerhead, then the lights and finally the skimmer. An ac50 is perfectly fine as the filter, I used one on my 29g tank and it was perfect.
I have chemipure elite in it right now. Do I need to take it out for the cycle??
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not really needed but if its there then I'd leave it.
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not really needed but if its there then I'd leave it.
Cool. Well I have a maxijet laying around that plus the ac50 I'm already set to go.
Just have to save money for the brs dry rock that shipping is ridiculous!!
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Have you looked at The Reef Rock Store About $2 a lb and free shipping I believe.
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Have you looked at The Reef Rock Store About $2 a lb and free shipping I believe.
Yeah I've ordered from there twice before I like it but I wanna try the pukani rock. Try something new.
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I am also looking to get some pukani so I know the feeling. You can add several types of rock as well, doesnt have to be all the same. It will give it a more natural look in my opinion
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I am also looking to get some pukani so I know the feeling. You can add several types of rock as well, doesnt have to be all the same. It will give it a more natural look in my opinion
Hopefully a group buy is started soon
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