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Old 01-02-2013, 09:54 PM   #11
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I believe that is a good skimmer you might want to look at the reef octopus hang on back skimmer people say that they are great.
Sweet I bought it, with a student discount I paid $165!

I'm returning the canister right now.

What is the best power head choice for a 4foot tank? More than one?
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:02 PM   #12
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Check out korilas, I would add two of the 750s
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:58 PM   #14
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Go to registerandsmith.com they have the skimmer you are talking about for $149 and the next size up for $159. I would get the one for $159 it is a good skimmer rated up to 100 gallons.
Oh hehe well I figure the support to my lfs should be worth a little? They are super. Especially with Dolphin Pet Village shutting down in 2 weeks.

I purchased the live tonga rock so the skimmer was an immediate need. And a sailfin Molly for the cycle.

I'm looking around for RODI water to bring home. I have a hydrometer and salt. Might order the other type forgot the name to accurately measure salinity.

I'm placing an order from foster and smith. A test kit, fuge, powerheads(thanks for the rec) and perhaps a few other items
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Good luck with your build pile on the pictures and it will keep people following. Trial and error is how we learn and also from the errors of others as you would find reading thru my thread.
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:12 PM   #16
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Thanks man, ill check out your tank.


Last night the RODI mixing sesh went well after my man and I debated liquid vs dry units of measurements very late at night(he was right lol) and I put the live rock and a heater in. The skimmer fit beautifully on the back but ****ed if I could assemble it correctly half asleep. Today ill get the second batch of water (3rd) and fill her to the top and work on that skimmer.

Next week I get my Internet service installed, and ill make a few galleries for my tanks. I moved in December and I rebuilt my planted tank and brought home this new behemoth before doing the "responsible" stuff like buying a fridge or hooking up the Internet/cable/propane and a washer/dryer.

Fish are like, waaay more important than laundry... PSSHH!
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:17 AM   #17
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Well I hope your family has a fridge now and your tanks are doing well
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:53 PM   #18
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Here's the basic setup:

44lbs of rock, 11 is live rock, the rest is mixed base and cured rock. Dolphin gave me a sweet deal, $1.99 per lb for all but the Tongan live rock.

My lights are dimmed and pushed to the side as I am acclimating my scooter blenny(free!)
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:05 PM   #19
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I just picked up two 4-bulb t5HO 48" nova extreme lights, one still in box, one used for 1 year prob needs bulbs replaced, and a new RO/DI unit and some gloves, net and reef books for $100

Woohoo I love Craigslist.

I hope the T5's might push me towards reef keeping and will be strong enough to support some easy corals!
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Two light fixtures? That's great you will want to get new bulbs. I just got new bulbs in my fixture last night they are ATI bulbs for the bulbs including shipping they were $99. Yes you will be able to keep coral with that fixture. I run a aquaticlife 4 bulb T5 fixture here is a picture of my tank.



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