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Old 07-22-2013, 12:35 PM   #41
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Also led lights have a long life but still need replacement, I don't remember the numbers but 100, 000hr burn time, then there is a shift towards the end so best to change before then and its like 70, 000hr? Or something so if you run on 10hrs a day like 2 yrs life...

The rodi I linked does have di resin.
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Old 07-22-2013, 12:48 PM   #42
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It's late here and I think I forgot to carry a zero 20yrs.. Right?
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Old 07-22-2013, 02:47 PM   #43
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The ro/di that kurtyboh linked is the same one I started put with. It was cheap and gave me a chance to save money for other necessary items until I was ready to upgrade the ro/di. I changed the filters on my portable cheap unit like twice I think and that was over a year plus a few months time.

If in a year or two you are still in the saltwater hobby then you can think about getting a more expensive larger unit. It is cheaper in the long run to go straight to the expensive one as the filter changes are cheaper but if you are low on cash this is the way to go.
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A little update.

Disappointingly I haven't accomplished anything with my tank this week as I've been super busy at work. But I have today off and **** is getting done! According to FedEx my lights will be delivered sometime this afternoon so I'm pretty stoked about that.
I'm going to rinse out the tank, install the background, fill it, add salt, an throw in a power head for mixing. Then I'm off to the LFS to get some dry rock. I've also got to wash my sand and put that in after the salt mixes for a while. And then tonight I will hang my lights.

After all our talks about RO water I started looking on a local reef forum and found that the majority of people in my area successfully use tap water. Apparently toronto has really decent water. So despite the fact that its not the recommended way, for the time being I will be using tap water treated with prime and running some chemi-pure elite in my filter. Pictures to come. For the last week I've just been staring at this.
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Old 07-26-2013, 02:59 PM   #45
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Look what I got! Another $25 in duty though

Total: $234
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:26 AM   #46
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Over the weekend I bought a plant hook to hang the lights from the wall ($7) and $45 worth of dry rock (only 3 pieces!!!) and tonight I hung the lights and started rinsing the sand and dumping it in. I have 2 30lbs bags of dry aragonite oolite sand so I'm going to start with one and most likely add the second one. I think I want a DSB. Here's a picture of my murky water as the sand settles.
I hung the lights approx 1 foot above the tank. I hope this will be okay. I used wall plugs and a metal plant hook and so I have about 10lbs hanging from the dry wall. I hope this is safe. Does. Anyone I think I should invest in a screen top just in case the lights ever fall?

Total cost to date: $286
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If you used a wall anchor you're good 10lbs is not much, if you didn't, i would be concerned
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Yeah I used wall plugs.
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:04 PM   #49
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Yeah you should have no issues as long as they were installed properly.
Starting to look nice.
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I will be using an AC110 filter with a sponge and biomax. Do you think this will create enough flow on a 29gal or will I need a power head too?
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