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Old 12-14-2011, 02:31 PM   #11
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Sounds good guys!
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Old 12-15-2011, 04:13 AM   #12
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Here are some things to look for in a good system for this hobby:

No more than 4 stages (sediment, carbon, RO, DI) unless you have specific water quality issues you want to address
Standard-sized prefilters, membrane, and DI cartridge
Brand name, high-rejection membrane (96%+)
Specifications provided for each stage
Pressure gauge after the prefilters and before the membrane
Thermometer
TDS meter (handheld or in-line)
DI bypass
Vertical DI stage
Refillable DI cartridge
Aluminum bracket
Quick connect fittings
No water from pressurized storage container delivered to DI
Flush valve
Clear housings
High-quality instructions written in clear English
Customer support before, during, and after your purchase
A vendor involved in your hobby

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Old 12-15-2011, 11:06 PM   #13
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For the reef salt, do i get the reef or instant ocean? And how many gallon? I have a 30 gallon and dont want to get way too much
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As long as you plan to do corals I would recommend reef salt. As for how much... I'd still go with the 200 gallon box. Unless you plan to stop the hobby soon, it's the best deal and it doesn't take up a lot of room. The full box weighs 57lbs, but there are 4 or 5 bags in each box. I took a picture with the refractometer on top for scale - not that big.
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As long as you plan to do corals I would recommend reef salt. As for how much... I'd still go with the 200 gallon box. Unless you plan to stop the hobby soon, it's the best deal and it doesn't take up a lot of room. The full box weighs 57lbs, but there are 4 or 5 bags in each box. I took a picture with the refractometer on top for scale - not that big.
That isnt too big at all. Im just not sure where id store it haha. I will he out of the hobby in 2.5 yrs (college) so iv got a while!
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