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Old 01-07-2012, 07:20 PM   #11
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lol skimmers are not cheap for good ones but if you cant afford one you dont really need one you would just have to up your water changes and they can get expensive for the salt and RO water that would be used
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Old 01-07-2012, 07:26 PM   #12
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I'm starting to wonder if I can even afford to try saltwater...
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I'm starting to wonder if I can even afford to try saltwater...
Not cheap to get going that's for sure.
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Old 01-07-2012, 07:35 PM   #14
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Not cheap to get going that's for sure.
The tank was already 125, and I don't know if I could get my mom to pay much more for me... I will have to see... I can also see what the price of a skimmer would be at my lfs. How often would I do water changes with a skimmer? I know its different from freshwater...
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Old 01-07-2012, 08:24 PM   #15
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You should do about 10% water change every 2 weeks.

The seaclone 150 protein skimmer is far from top of the line but it is one of the cheapest on the market. I used it for about 4 years and it produced. I now know with my reef octopus skimmer how not to great the seaclone is. But I think now it's about 100 bucks And it is good for beginner and it also is hang on or in sump.



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Old 01-07-2012, 08:28 PM   #16
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with skimmer you want to change 20% of water every 2 weeks use only ro water reef crystals are fairly expensive im in ontario canada and IO reef crystals are $64 for 160 gallon pail ro water is around $2.50 for 5 gallons so as you can see its very expensive to do salt water
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Old 01-07-2012, 08:30 PM   #17
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I'm gonna check my lfs too, along with looking online for myself... I'm looking at live aquaria to get a list of possible fish to add to my stocklist. I never got an answer for if the goby would fit well or not.
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I am planning on buying an RO unit. It'll save money in the long run. I'm trying to find a good light fixture that's affordable too... I may have to do some major sucking up to my mom, along with tons of help around the house........ lol
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Okay, for fish I might want to possibly add to my future stock:
Yellowhead Jawfish
3-4 Zebra Barred Dartfish
Firefish
Royal Gramma
Black Axil Chromis
6 Spotted Cardinalfish
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What about a Banded Coral Shrimp? Will those be aggressive toward the sexy shrimp?
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