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Old 10-04-2013, 06:32 PM   #11
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The remora is a fantastic hob skimmer! Also, I would definitely still do the hob filter as well. It will give you a place to run carbon or other chemical media to help with pollutants or toxins from the corals.
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Old 10-04-2013, 06:37 PM   #12
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Good hob filter and a powerhead will get you and keep you going just fine. 3-5 gal water change every week will keep nitrates low. Looking to save money buy a decent light and hob filter penguin bio wheel or aquaeon rate larger than 10gallons maybe 30 gal rating and you will be good.
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I have an aqueon 50-75 gallon filter that I used for a month before I got a canister for my fresh tank . Could I use that or would that be too much ?
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Old 10-05-2013, 01:12 AM   #14
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Try it out if it's not splashing out it fine. More flow the better. Salt is not hard just cycle the tank properly keep up with water changes and you will be fine. I run a 20 gal with bio wheel 200 and regular light. I don't keep corals in that one but a pair of coral banded, Arrow crab and rocks for future use. Sometimes a fish or two that i want in my display tank. You have the filter a powerhead and light t5 s are pretty cheap for that size or LEDs a little more but no bulb replacement.
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Would it almost be cheaper to find a sale on the coralife biocube 14? And then I would have the sump area in the back to run things . I deffinitly want to run a skimmer with everything else ? But cost wise wouldn't it be about the same ? I already have the heater, the filter is the back , and I could run a skimmer ? And the light comes with the tank ?
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Would it almost be cheaper to find a sale on the coralife biocube 14? And then I would have the sump area in the back to run things . I deffinitly want to run a skimmer with everything else ? But cost wise wouldn't it be about the same ? I already have the heater, the filter is the back , and I could run a skimmer ? And the light comes with the tank ?
That would work, and it will give you the extra 4 gallons. Your lights alone would cost 100-200$. And then all you would buy would be a skimmer.
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Yep the bio cube would be fine, when you get the hang of it you could setup the 10 as a extra tank. Light for the ten about 50-70.
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I think I'm going to do the biocube 14 once football is over , and holidays come around so I have funds
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I think I'm going to do the biocube 14 once football is over , and holidays come around so I have funds
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Doesn't it make great gifts for everybody ???
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