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Old 07-14-2009, 01:58 PM   #21
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whats the best salt mix do you recon? could i just use bottled water and then add salt to it instead of geting ro water? and what would you recomend for the colour of the background im thinking ither balck or blue i cant realy decide
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There`s all different types of salt mix out there. There is no one brand that is better than anyone else. If there was then we would all be on it. As far as the background color I would prefer blue but it`s your tank and you`ll have to look at it all the time so you better decide.
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Old 07-14-2009, 02:57 PM   #23
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Most bottled water is not RO water, in fact I have actually seen chlorine listed as an additive in some bottled water. If you are near a LFS ask them if they sell RO water. My store will only sell 5 gallons at a time so when I was setting up a bigger tank I had to figure out where to get it so that is when I checked out local stores and did some research to find out what filters were being used and what they were taking out of the water.

I like black backgrounds my 2 friends both use blue it is a matter of personal taste the fish don't really care as long as their needs are being met.
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Old 07-14-2009, 04:55 PM   #24
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cool cheers.
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Old 07-15-2009, 12:12 PM   #25
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ok ive orderd the light so it should be on its way soon. cnat get anymore at the moment as my company i work for has just signed over to a new owner so theres problems with my wadges. geting closer by the day. woop woop
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Old 07-15-2009, 01:06 PM   #26
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ok i found a good thread on nanoreef.com telling you how to set up the nano reef but it dosne go into much detail!
http://www.nano-reef.com/articles/?article=1
what i want to know is how long can you leave the water in the tank before you add the heater and live rock and sand? and also when buying a powerhead pump how do i know if there is too much or not enough circulation in the aquarium?
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ok ive brought a power head a new heater and will have to wait till next week to buy the refractometer. the light should be here by friday hopfully and the other bits and pieces. i found an awsome marine store nerby that i didnt know even existed the prices are good and they sell all kinds of corals, fish and whatnot. also do i have get the water perfect before i add the LR and sand?
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ok ive got the power head and heatyer but still the light has not come yet. just wondering the best way to set it up? can anyone advise me otherwise?
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IMO all you can do is experiment with the flow once you get your sand and rock in there. You want to avoid dead spots, as I'm sure you know, but you may have to move your powerhead some to avoid blowing your sand around. There's no "right answer" here and every tank is different.
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cool thanks ill bear that in mind. cheers.
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