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Old 07-03-2012, 03:07 PM   #11
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The only thing you might consider down the road depending on fish load and coral type would maybe a hob skimmer if youre not going with a sump. Something like an aqua c remora pro.. Some times you can find them pretty reasonable on craigslist..just a thought
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Old 07-03-2012, 03:07 PM   #12
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OK awesome! How hard is coral to keep?
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Old 07-03-2012, 03:32 PM   #13
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The only thing you might consider down the road depending on fish load and coral type would maybe a hob skimmer if youre not going with a sump. Something like an aqua c remora pro.. Some times you can find them pretty reasonable on craigslist..just a thought
I would definitely get get a skimmer. I have a Reef Octopus HOB and it's the best piece of filtration I ever bought. Also might want to think about a UV sterilizer.
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Old 07-03-2012, 03:37 PM   #14
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Alright, ill keep it a fowlr tank for now! Maybe I can get that stuff for Christmas, then I can get coral!
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:55 PM   #15
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Yea you dont have to rush into it. Just enjoy the hobby , as time goes on you will want to research so many things and youll know when you want to try a couple...remember what they say nothing good happens fast in a .
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Old 07-03-2012, 08:17 PM   #17
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I agree with you. I have been researching non stop! Maybe one day it will happen
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Old 07-04-2012, 01:29 PM   #18
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The tank looks great so far, congrats! An exciting time...
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Old 07-04-2012, 02:08 PM   #19
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Ya it will just be a fowlr tank!
If you do fowlr then the flame angle is great , I have one in my reef tank and I've seen no picking what so ever , I do watching him eat around my mushrooms and sun coral , he just never seem intreated in them. I love mine , a VERY chilled out fish just swimming about in the current with as little effort as possible.
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Old 07-04-2012, 02:24 PM   #20
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OK awesome! How hard is coral to keep?
Keeping corals are easier once you figure out how to keep you levels stable ,
softies like mushrooms and Zoa's are "easy ", Those were my first and they survived of normal " lights included "
LPS like hammers and frog spawns would be getting in the " moderate " care since they do need a good light,
SPS like birds nest being the most " difficult" since these require the best of water quality / lighting and a established tank to survive the best ( my tank is 5 months and I still don't want to get sps until I get a good RO unit )

And the you have your sun corals. These are non photosynthetic and require you to feed them at least every 2-3 days some people consider this a pain in the butt , but I like mine and consider it a easy coral to care for ^_^

It all boils down to how much work you willing to do. They will all be harder to keep without a skimmer, a absolute MUST for a reef tank.

I think this is " generally " accurate , I am still new at this ( 6 months ) so if I anyone need correct me on anything please speak up , I am always happy to learn more to keep my tank happy.
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