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Old 09-09-2004, 02:35 PM   #11
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Thats what I am doing. I am going with a FOWLR for now, but I am purchasing fish and equipment with the Reef Idea in mind.

Hardware: 37 gallon SW tank and stand by Oceanic Systems, Magnum 350 Pro Canister Filter (half carbon), CPR Bak Pak 2R skimmer, Maxijet 1200 Powerhead, RenaCal 150 W heater, Compact fluorescent lights with moonlights. 40 lbs of liverock, 3" sand bed.

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Old 09-09-2004, 07:34 PM   #12
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a heater, a filter or filter system and lites that will not cost a ton like a FWset up only with SW
heater Lites? pumping sys.?

Not to sure what you mean by this...

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From the replies, it sounds like I will need a home equity loan to startup a 75G tank.
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Old 09-11-2004, 11:18 AM   #14
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Before you go and purchase anything, You should take a look into the future and decide what you plan on keeping in your tank. Buying from the web is cheaper but watch the S&H charge it can wind up being more expensive. If you plan on keeping acropora's and clams I would suggest you start with at least 2 - 250 watt MH and either PC or VHO lighting. The sump with either a refugium combo or refugium sperate and deep sand bed works well. Does your tank have a built in overflow if not consider getting it drilled and install an in tank overflow rather then a hang on overflow. Also in keeping a Reef tank there is nothing cheap, that only winds up costing more in the long run. As Rocket said research, research and more research it can only help.


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