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Old 06-30-2013, 08:13 PM   #11
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That will really depend on how soon you want to go from fowlr to having corals. I would suggest buying the best one you can afford now instead if having to buy another when you decide to go full reef. Look on Craigslist for great deals, I got and entire 120 setup for $600. Another option is to get one of the cheap led fixtures, little more $ up front but no bulb changes so its will cost you less in the long run.
Gotcha. So could i get any old led aquarium fixture, or is there special reef ones?
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Gotcha. So could i get any old led aquarium fixture, or is there special reef ones?
If you want corals then a specialized one. If just a fowlr then any lights will work
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If you want corals then a specialized one. If just a fowlr then any lights will work
Gotcha. I'll probably go with reef lights then. Now what filter system do you guys suggest?
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Gotcha. I'll probably go with reef lights then. Now what filter system do you guys suggest?
A 20G long tank with rock rubble and sand as a sump. And/or a already made one with bio balls
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A 20G long tank with rock rubble and sand as a sump. And/or a already made one with bio balls
Alright. So probably not an hob or canister then?
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+1 on the 20 long. I just set up a 40b ( filling it up as I type this) and I drilled the bottom and back for the overflow and return.
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+1 on the 20 long. I just set up a 40b ( filling it up as I type this) and I drilled the bottom and back for the overflow and return.
Gotcha. Do i have to drill it then?
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You don't have to. I'm just not a fan of hob overflows.

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You don't have to. I'm just not a fan of hob overflows.
Ah gotcha. Is there any difference in quality or anything?
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No but I had issues with my hang on when power would go out. If you go that route look into CPR overflows, they have an auto restart feature to them.
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