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Old 10-07-2012, 07:32 PM   #51
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Double your aquarium size would be better...I have a 70 gallon tank and a skimmer rated up to 200 gallons! That cliche statement is very relevant.
Okay that's what I figured lol guess I'll have to save a lil extra dough lol any specific skimmer you'd recommend??
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:41 PM   #52
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Not specifically, but Reef Octupus and the AquaC Remora have excellent reputations.
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:45 PM   #53
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Not specifically, but Reef Octupus and the AquaC Remora have excellent reputations.
Sweet, guess I'll c which one I wanna get and start saving up.. also gonna be getting a BRS RO/DI 5 stage unit.. of course, in the future lol what else for equipment? Think I'll need a UV sterilizer?
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Some people say UVs are very helpful and some think it doesn't help much. Everyone has their opinion/experiences about this. IMO they aren't necessary unless you have a massive tank (like 100s of gallons). Yes, it is extra security, but whats the probability that all the water will pass through it before the pest can repopulate, etc. It can't get rid of ick if the ick is attached to the fish, or there are pests living on the rock/sand. It's whatever is malevolent in the water and passes through the UV sterilizer. If you want, I recommend getting a phosban reactor (or some type of GFO reactor) and carbon reactor (more efficiency than a bag). They aren't necessary, but they help
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Some people say UVs are very helpful and some think it doesn't help much. Everyone has their opinion/experiences about this. IMO they aren't necessary unless you have a massive tank (like 100s of gallons). Yes, it is extra security, but whats the probability that all the water will pass through it before the pest can repopulate, etc. It can't get rid of ick if the ick is attached to the fish, or there are pests living on the rock/sand. It's whatever is malevolent in the water and passes through the UV sterilizer. If you want, I recommend getting a phosban reactor (or some type of GFO reactor) and carbon reactor (more efficiency than a bag). They aren't necessary, but they help
Sure, recommend away, gives me time to research lol

EDIT: specific types of reactors??
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Okay another question(although I'm not getting all the responses/answers lol)

Would 216w of light be good enough for all corals in this size tank??? Well mainly softies and LPS
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Okay another question(although I'm not getting all the responses/answers lol)

Would 216w of light be good enough for all corals in this size tank??? Well mainly softies and LPS
What light fixture are you looking at? These days there are so many types of lights that watts never gives the full picture.
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What light fixture are you looking at? These days there are so many types of lights that watts never gives the full picture.
An Odyssea fixture
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For phosban reactors:
Carbon, GFO & Media Reactors - Bulk Reef Supply

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D-D RP-10 ROWAphos GFO Phosphate Removal Media
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GFO - Bulk Reef Supply
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I don't think the light would be strong enough...maybe just mushrooms and zoas up top...Is that the 4 bulb or 2 bulb light fixture?
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