Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 09-14-2011, 05:35 PM   #11
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
BfishLpond78's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: CT
Posts: 783
Understandable, it's basically just a matter of me putting away a 100 bucks a week and getting one that I wont have to worry about, that aquatic life one is looking pretty sweet though.

How do you guys service your tanks when you have a light like that? Do you remove the light everytime?
__________________

__________________
BfishLpond78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2011, 05:46 PM   #12
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,962
I usually don't. I just go around them
__________________

__________________
180g Reef - 60g Rimless Reef -90G FOWLR- 125g Malawi Cichlids- 40b REEF- 34g Fresh Planted-working on- 20L FOWLR- working on
I have a mix of many different saltwater fish amongst my tanks, but I love my Tangs most of all.
carey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2011, 05:59 PM   #13
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
bootz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 277
28 gallon SW/REEF tank is a great start i have been running a 30 gallon tank for about 8 months and just now purchased a LED reef light and i am going to start converting it into a reef tank. i didnt read your last thread so i am not sure how much experience you have in sw etc. But from my experience and reading a mind boggling about of literature on fish, reef, and everything else involved in this hobby patience is the best virtue.( lol) IMO Start off with the essentials :
Api SW/Reef testing kit
2-3lb of Dry Rock per gallon (BRS is nice, luckily i have a LFS and didnt have to pay for shipping), 40-50lb+ of Dry Sand.
Pure ammonia( for a more accurate way to cycle)
RO unit is awesome but i never needed one thus far. ( i have good water or you can use store bought distilled water).
I read about the AC mod to make it a fuge and its not too hard i actually starting modding one myself to sustain copepod growth. ( but i might not get a mandarin anymore lol)
Heater of Choice
Protein Skimmer of Choice
As for lighting hold off until you can afford something you will be happy with and that works efficiently there nothing worse than making a big expenditure and it not working right. + there is alot of reading involved if you want a LED make sure your doing it all right. Anyways GOODLUCK
__________________
bootz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2011, 08:39 PM   #14
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
BfishLpond78's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: CT
Posts: 783
Thats awesome i really appreciate the advice. Could you tell me the dimensions of the AC 70...i want to make sure it will fit in the tank cause it has a center brace.

Also i have 36 bow front that houses a green spotted puffer. Would you recommend this over the 28? Its a 30 inch wide tank and i tried searching for lighting and there wasnt much selection...any ideas...sorry for being all road. Oh and i would move the GSP to another tank...FYI.
__________________
BfishLpond78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2011, 09:59 AM   #15
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
BfishLpond78's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: CT
Posts: 783
Just ordered my RO/DI unit, gonna get the AC 70 now
__________________
BfishLpond78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2011, 10:08 AM   #16
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
BfishLpond78's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: CT
Posts: 783
Aqua Clear 70 Ordered...
__________________
BfishLpond78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2011, 10:11 AM   #17
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,962
Coming along nicely. You should have your gear next week.

What about powerheads? You got a heater and testing equipment already?
__________________
180g Reef - 60g Rimless Reef -90G FOWLR- 125g Malawi Cichlids- 40b REEF- 34g Fresh Planted-working on- 20L FOWLR- working on
I have a mix of many different saltwater fish amongst my tanks, but I love my Tangs most of all.
carey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2011, 10:14 AM   #18
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
BfishLpond78's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: CT
Posts: 783
Test equipment is next along with PH...you said either 425's or 525's?
__________________
BfishLpond78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2011, 10:15 AM   #19
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
BfishLpond78's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: CT
Posts: 783
Which test kit should i go with, i have API for my FW...
__________________
BfishLpond78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2011, 10:17 AM   #20
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
BfishLpond78's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: CT
Posts: 783
Sorry i meant 550's
__________________

__________________
BfishLpond78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
8 gallon, build

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Forty Gallon Breeder Build bruinsbro1997 Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 957 04-08-2012 09:10 PM
75 Gallon Planted build w/sump Sparky74 DIY Projects 20 11-11-2011 01:51 PM
75 gallon planted build thread fishfanatic Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 230 10-04-2011 01:05 AM
90 gallon build...with water! Sparky74 Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 7 09-20-2011 09:06 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:27 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.