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Old 03-02-2011, 06:53 PM   #21
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Definitely would be more than enough room for a hippo I wouldn't put him in right away though I would give the tank 4 months to build up food and nutrients for the hippo, you doing fish only in the tank? If so I ve got a light fixture for sale
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Old 03-02-2011, 07:07 PM   #22
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Definitely would be more than enough room for a hippo I wouldn't put him in right away though I would give the tank 4 months to build up food and nutrients for the hippo, you doing fish only in the tank? If so I ve got a light fixture for sale
Nope gonna be reef with a few reef safe fish. Speaking of lighting what would yall recommend? a couple of 36" T5 HO light fixtures w/ a LED bar with a mix of white and blue LEDs would sufice?
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Old 03-02-2011, 07:12 PM   #23
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Depends on what kind of coral you wanna keep
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Old 03-02-2011, 08:56 PM   #24
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Depends on what kind of coral you wanna keep
wanna keep all different types high, medium, and low light coral. So open to suggestions no matter the value cause i have a few months to save up.
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Old 03-02-2011, 10:15 PM   #25
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Well if you keep anything you want in the tank I would go with metal hallide and attinc I went with coralife fixture it has 3x250w metal halides and 2x96w true attinics with built in fans it's perfect for my 125g tank
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naturally, get whatever you can get a deal on when looking for used stuff, but i would go with a 125 or a 180. a 150 will just be taller- not a good thing for a reef tank. hard to reach the bottom, and you will need stronger lighting to penetrate.
the better the footprint, the better the reef. length and front to back dimensions are what you are looking for, along with lack of height.
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Old 03-02-2011, 10:23 PM   #27
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Billy, I am in Fort Walton Beach, right next door to you. There are daels on Craigslist, you just have to keep your eyes open. I just picked up a 125 for $175. You have to check the panama city and pensacola craigslist, in addition to the Okaloosa. There are always deals in Pensacola.
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Also, check out St. Francic pet shop in Navarre on Hwy 98, she has good deals on new and used equipment. I think she has 125 reef ready tanks for $350 new in the box. You would have to get a stand and canopy though, that price is for the tank w/overflow.
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Also, check out St. Francic pet shop in Navarre on Hwy 98, she has good deals on new and used equipment. I think she has 125 reef ready tanks for $350 new in the box. You would have to get a stand and canopy though, that price is for the tank w/overflow.
Im actually in FWB just usually know one know where it is and they know where destin is. And ive drove past St. Francis a few times and have wanted to stop in...Ill have to go over there soon...
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Also, dont forget to check out the Gulfarium Aqua-Farm. Some of the best deals in town. Another place to look for tanks/equipment is Matts Coral Connection....
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