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Old 09-15-2011, 01:29 PM   #41
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Do you have a heater?
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Old 09-15-2011, 01:31 PM   #42
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Will API be fine for the basic tests?

Salifert test kits for the reef portion? if so which tests are needed?
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Old 09-15-2011, 01:37 PM   #43
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When you get to reef status you might wanna get these saliferts- calcium, magnesium,phosphates & alkalinity. I find they are much more accurate than API versions and easier to read.

And yep, the saltwater master kit is fine about $20 on amazon
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The tank and the heater were the only things I already had...lol. The cheapest items!!! LOL. Oh well...i learned alot researching everything...lets just hope I have what it takes to do it...Still not sure if i'll use my 28 gallon or my 36 gallon bow front.

The 36 is 30 inches wide and i cant find any lights to go over it. Would i be able to hang a 24 inch light over top? would that be enough or no?
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they do have 30" t5 fixtures, just not a great selection. You can get fish need it;lights; food;Sponge lights or you can go a but more money and get regular 30" ones.

are moonlights a priority for you btw?
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Ummm....I really do like them...but i think I could get some DIY moonlighting down the road...

I've tried searching for something like the aquadic life one you sent me...6 bulb, timer and all the goodies...i'm just not savvy with it.
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Can you hang lighting where your tank is gonna be setup?
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I'm sure i could...if not i could put something together...
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It's a rude question, but what was your light budget like? I can go a searching since I'm pretty good at finding deals.
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Lol its not rude...facts of life...i would say max like 450. I figure it will be some time before i need that kind of lighting so i can start saving like 100 bucks a week. Whatever you find i am open to.
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