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Old 12-01-2011, 07:02 PM   #61
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I forgot to mention, I'm doing some trading on some surplus items tomorow... Picking up a small sump, as well as some acrylic to make the 20 long if the 'small' one isn't big enough. Also getting 2 Tunze 6045's and dual float switch with BNIB aqualifter
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Did you decide on a four or six bulbs? Other thing I was going to mention was the salt choice. Instant ocean is fine for a FOWLR, which is what you are starting with, but down the road when you switch to Reef, you will probably want to change your salt.
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I've got the 4 bulb already... so if I need to add another 2 bulbs, that's possible. I was looking at IO reef crystals... that work?
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Yes, Reef Crystals is a good salt for what you are planning to keep. Are you more interested in a daylight or blue look for the tank?
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I've got the 4 bulb already... so if I need to add another 2 bulbs, that's possible. I was looking at IO reef crystals... that work?
It would but it would contain unneeded nutrients which would be usually used for corals.
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But there will be corals in the tank... Is it really necessary to use regular IO until I put corals in?


BTW... what are your opinions of the Tunze 6045's ?
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But there will be corals in the tank... Is it really necessary to use regular IO until I put corals in?


BTW... what are your opinions of the Tunze 6045's ?
No, you can go ahead and use Reef Crystals from the beginning, it does have some ingrediants that regular IO does not, but nothing harmful. It'll just be a little more expensive that way.

As for the 6045s, are you considering them for a wave maker?
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Well, I'm doing a trade for them tomorrow. I'm trading a bare 40b tank and a little cash for all the stuff listed at the top of the page (sump, acrylic to make another sump, two tunze 6045's, and a float switch and NIB aqualifter)
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Well, I'm doing a trade for them tomorrow. I'm trading a bare 40b tank and a little cash for all the stuff listed at the top of the page (sump, acrylic to make another sump, two tunze 6045's, and a float switch and NIB aqualifter)
Sounds like a pretty good deal to me. The 6045s aren't controllable, and aren't recommended for a wavemaker with short intervals. They also chatter on start -up (all according to this link; Tunze NanoStream pumps and powerheads 6025, 6045, 6055, 6095). I wouldn't want to use them on a wave maker given those factors, but the adjustable flow rate may be handy, and it looks like on the max setting they should be putting out a pretty good flow rate. Again, this is one I've never used (although I have used the bigger tunze powerheads and like them a lot for directional flow). Tunze has a very good rep.
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The guy had them in a 40 breeder. They look pretty good. I may get one of the JBJ's that we had talked about if needed, but this should definitely help the cost a lot.
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