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Old 09-13-2012, 05:05 PM   #1
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Well I got a 75 gallon tank now with t5 lights a sump a refigium two hundred pounds of live rock two power heads a return pump the tank is pre-drilled any advice on what else I will need
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:22 PM   #2
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a timer for the lights and a master test kit, but I've just gotten started myself so I'm sure there is more that I'm not aware of
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:27 PM   #3
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Was a skimmer included in the deal? if not you may want to look into getting one. Even more important if you want a reef tank with coral.

Good luck with your new setup! So exciting isn't it? lol
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I got the setup off craigslist for $125 so I'm not to picky on what I got with the deal
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:10 PM   #5
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I got the setup off craigslist for $125 so I'm not to picky on what I got with the deal
She was just asking if it came with a protein skimmer? Do you plan on having corals with this tank? We can help you better with what you need if we know what your plans are stocking wise.
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:54 PM   #6
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Yep, that's what i meant. lol With fish and rock only you wouldnt be as pressed to have a skimmer, depending on the stocking. But corals require really good water and a skimmer can really really help with that. It removes excess organics from the water and is pretty much a must have if you want corals or anemones.
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:30 PM   #7
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Oh I didn't know I'm sorry no it didn't come with it I want a reef setup tho so I need a skimmer a heater and a test kit anything else besides water
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Those are the essentials. Of course you could look into getting a carbon reactor, GFO (or phosban) reactor, supplements, heater and/or chiller, ATO system. Seems like you have enough except for the protein skimmer if you want to buy that. Seems like a lot of rock for your tank...maybe it's dense. Just curious because I have about the same size tank and only 1 lb/gallon. Sounds exciting!
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Old 09-14-2012, 04:03 PM   #9
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Well the guy I am getting it from had grouper in it so I dunno about why there is so much rock
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