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Old 06-04-2014, 09:14 AM   #1
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Single most important item

What's the single best item/ piece of gear. That can take the health/prosperity of my reef to the next level?!?!?
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Old 06-04-2014, 10:13 AM   #2
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A good protein skimmer, in my opinion there is no better piece of filtration you can add than a protein skimmer. My reef creations makes some of the best stuff, what size DT do you have?
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Old 06-04-2014, 11:46 AM   #3
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I would disagree with the protein skimmer. I have had many successful reefs without one. Your most important would be RO/DI unit. If you start with poor water your corals have no chance no matter what type of filtration you have. If you are looking for something in the tank I would say next would be filtration/pump, Whether it be a sump or HOB type filter followed by lights. Obviously all of this depends on what type of corals and or fish you are choosing to house in that tank. Just my 2 cents.
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I would say there is no single item that will make it to the next level. Your tank will not prosper without a complete combination of several items. But if I have to choose 3 most essential items for good maintenance, I would pick ro/di, accurate test kit and the knowledge of the hobby.
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Old 06-04-2014, 03:33 PM   #5
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I have. 34 gallon DT. It's a Red Sea max 130. Ask far as water. I use a commercial rodi filler at my grocery store. They do regular maintenance (I check).haha. I just wanted to see why everyone thought. And why
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Old 06-04-2014, 05:02 PM   #6
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The regular maintenance may or may not involve switching out everything necessary to keep 0 TDI water. Do you have something to measure that? If not, that is an inexpensive investment.
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However you get it, pure water is the best start, imho

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