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Old 09-16-2011, 09:59 AM   #71
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Any paticular brand of salt i should be buying? Reef crystals?

Also need to get some water storage too...
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Old 09-16-2011, 10:04 AM   #72
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Im gonna have two tanks equalling 64 gallons of SW. One is FOWLR and the other will be the reef...how much water should i always have on hand?

Should i store RO/DI water for a reserve? Or should i have it already mixed with salt?
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You'll need about 15g for water changes and a few gallons for top off water.

I keep 32+ gallons on hand of ro/di water in case of emergency.
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Old 09-16-2011, 10:20 AM   #74
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WATER BARREL

What about something like this elevated off the floor with a ball valve to fill 5 gallon buckets? Use the barrels as storage?
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Old 09-16-2011, 12:08 PM   #75
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Also another question...Is there a light i should use for over the AC 70 fuge for the macro growth?
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Old 09-16-2011, 03:58 PM   #76
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You could use this type of light and drop it in the fuge part

10W Underwater Light
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Thats pretty sweet Carey..thank you. Got my AC70 today...this thing is pretty large and the fuge mod looks to be pretty simple. I have a wedding this weekend but hopefully will get some time to do some tank stuff. All my other gear will be here next week...feels like xmas!!!!!
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Old 09-17-2011, 01:57 PM   #78
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Ok picked up 200 gallons worth of Kent reef salt...just need to figure out a substrate and wait for the rest of my presents to come and i should be good to go.

Is there a better substrate for reef systems?
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WATER BARREL

What about something like this elevated off the floor with a ball valve to fill 5 gallon buckets? Use the barrels as storage?
Where you live if there are any farm feed or horse type supply stores nearby,you might check with them.They will usually sell real cheap industrial strength plastic barrels they receive feed and so on in.
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Got my RO unit today...hooked it up to my garden hose and it leaks...any ideas on what i can do? Teflon tape? Also can you buy this tubing anywhere like home depot?
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