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Old 09-24-2012, 02:16 PM   #1
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I currently have a 55 g freshwater and a 45g bow front saltwater I am looking to get into a reef for coral what do I need
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:25 PM   #2
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That question is very vague as there are things that would benefit a lot but aren't necessities. If you don't have a protein skimmer, they will help out. Also around 30-50x overturn is required. You should achieve this with the use of powerheads. Good lighting is also needed. Let us know what your looking into and well try to help as much as we can! GL!
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:29 PM   #3
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I did pick up a lite from goodwill t5 5 bulb I was told this is a good lite????
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I guess I need to be hitting the Goodwill for saltwater equipment!

That light should be fine for most soft, LPS and some SPS corals at the top of the tank.
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I guess I need to be hitting the Goodwill for saltwater equipment!

That light should be fine for most soft, LPS and some SPS corals at the top of the tank.
+1 I never thought of looking their!
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:34 PM   #6
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I currently have a 55 g freshwater and a 45g bow front saltwater I am looking to get into a reef for coral what do I need
Your gonna want a four bulb t5 fixture to keep most in a 45. Leds are an option.
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:52 AM   #7
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I am looking at a 80g tank,protein skimmer,sand,
2pumps,and sump for 500 is that a good deal?
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It all depends on what brand and kind or equipment. There are $40 skimmers that do nothing and there $1000 skimmers and everythin in between. Is the tank glass or acrylic, drilled or not, stand. Need a little more infromation
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