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Old 02-15-2014, 09:25 PM   #31
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Sry. "75gal"
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Old 02-15-2014, 09:31 PM   #32
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Reef keeping isn't all that difficult. IMO FW planted was more of a pain. I like both but algae scrubbers work great in SW (FW too just differently) and that takes a huge edge off PWCs. 125 is a great size. I think it would be cool to have FW and SW side by side. Also the DIY tank stand thread on RC is fab if you want to make your own. I also know a guy in N Liberty who builds stands and finish wraps for really good prices.
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Old 02-15-2014, 09:39 PM   #33
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I built and finished my 75 gallon stand. I could do the same with my 125. I also have family in New Hampshire that can get the salt for a lot cheaper than here in Iowa. Most likely the crushed coral and sand substrates I could get a good deal on if they shipped it to me too. I might try it out. I have a nice new wet/dry filter with 1200 gph pump. I actually have everything I need except salt water substrate, salt, protein skimmer, hydrometer, and the experience
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What are you paying for salt that you need to get it shipped from New England to get better prices?? Reef crystals at Clowns & Corals in Washburn gets it by the pallet. Or DR F&S is cheap every day
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Plus you gotta see C&c if you're thinking SW. Or Sea of Marvels in N Liberty (weird hours)
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