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Old 06-05-2014, 07:33 AM   #11
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I would say a properly sized refugium.
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Old 06-05-2014, 08:40 AM   #12
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A controller DA or APEX

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Really? I think they are almost unnecessary, unless you travel a lot and need to know everything. They don't have much of benefit, but certainly drain your wallet...
Just curious on why?
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No one mentioned high quality test kits? Interesting. I would think knowledge is the best thing to have. How many times have you all read "my fish/corals died and I don't know why"?
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Old 06-05-2014, 09:03 AM   #14
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Good tests are a absolute must, yes... I was leaning towards the water being pure, which, as you just pointed out, cannot be known without them... Chicken... Egg....

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Old 06-05-2014, 09:04 AM   #15
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So, good water, and a way to confirm it would have been a better way to phrase it lol

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Old 06-05-2014, 09:22 AM   #16
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I'm surprised nobody mentioned actually having a tank... You can't have use for the other equipment without one, haha.
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Old 06-05-2014, 09:27 AM   #17
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That's why the floors always wet and the fish never live.. ⚠

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Old 06-05-2014, 10:31 AM   #18
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Yes because a controller can shut your system down if something bad happens. A controller tells temperature, ph keeps temp stable. We all know heaters can get stuck on but not with a controller, ato, lighting, skimmer, fans, chiller, pumps. You can even set it up for leak detection. Not only that but you can get updates via email right to your phone. So unless you want to be a lot more hands on than you need to be they are excellent additions.

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I enjoy being very hands on with my tank . If it was just left to a controller id get bored so fast. Now on a big system with a ton of equipment a controller can be very valuable. I however feel knowledge is the most important piece of equipment one can have.
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I understand but it is nice to know if I'm taking off for the weekend and my tank leaks I will know before the whole thing gets destroyed and I can call my friend to get a handle on it.

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