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Old 09-11-2011, 06:49 PM   #31
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Is this a bad price as well? a lot cheaper than most places

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Old 09-11-2011, 07:01 PM   #32
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Any sand will do as long as you like it. I wouldnt waste my money on "live" sand though, it's kinda gimmicky.

As for rock I figure about $5 a lb average for all live. If your lfs has base or dead rock then I would get some of that. You will need about 15lbs total and will probably want alot of smaller pieces so you can glue frags to them.
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Old 09-11-2011, 07:03 PM   #33
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Any sand will do as long as you like it. I wouldnt waste my money on "live" sand though, it's kinda gimmicky.

As for rock I figure about $5 a lb average for all live. If your lfs has base or dead rock then I would get some of that. You will need about 15lbs total and will probably want alot of smaller pieces so you can glue frags to them.
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Wait Carey you have a 20g tank fs? Are you parting it out or local only?
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Old 09-11-2011, 07:24 PM   #35
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I'm selling my 20L FW community tank locally only. Setup complete.
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whoops lol read in the wrong direction
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Cost UPDATE

Here is my costs sheet and budget so far. It is definately hurting...
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You can get a sw test kit for only $20 on amazon. and the refractometer here

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I will need both sw test kits right? The one specifically for the reef and the normal sw one?

Is that a good refractometer?
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Its the one that most people use. they are all the same model number as the ones online.

You will eventually need the other tests but I woudln't recommend the API for: calcium, magnesium, alakilinity and phosphates. Those I woukld get salifert or elos. Since this is a coral only tank you want the best water testing kits for those things as you get more and more corals. Plus they are very accurate and easy to read. API gets iffy on some kits
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