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Old 07-11-2012, 04:26 PM   #1
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Reef equipment

Is there a book or DVD that will teach about all the advanced equipment like controllers, dosing, etc. I have a couple of reef tanks but plan on setting up a bigger tank. A 150 gallon. I would like to have all the bells and whistles for it. Also, I have a Fluval FX5 for that tank. Is that enough or should I set up a sump?
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Old 07-11-2012, 05:26 PM   #2
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Definately go sump. If you want all the bells and whistles, a canister filter is neither.
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Sump. So much easier to maintain, dump a ton of equipment into, and modify to house a fuge or algae scrubber.
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Go with a sump way better than a canister. Also for videos about all the "bells and whistles" check out BRStv on YouTube. They have a great series about starting a reef tank that details all sorts of nifty gizmos.
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I don't think books or production DVDs can keep up with technology nowadays. Their out of date the day after they're produced
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I don't think books or production DVDs can keep up with technology nowadays. Their out of date the day after they're produced
While I do believe there is a grain of truth to this, particularly with some hardware, having been out of the game for 8 years, I am amazed at how much is still the same.
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Old 07-12-2012, 04:36 PM   #7
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Thanks for the info. I bought an RO/DI system from BRS. I have a 75 gallon sump for my 75 gallon tank. But if I switch that over to the 140 gallon tank, what size sump should I have for 75 gallon? I know it's probably bigger than what I need.
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