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Old 07-10-2004, 05:35 PM   #1
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Am I on the right track?

I've been reading like mad for the past month on Salt water. I plan to do a FO with LR/LS tank to start.

CSL 40x2 PC.

I plan to add either a UV or a Protien skimmer after the cycle.

I'm about to order 45# of Gulk rock from Liverocks and 15# of live sand/mixing with another 15# of Carib Sea "non-live" sand.

What should I run in the canister as fas as media and do you see something that is not a good idea here?

Still deciding on Distilled or RO water (will be one or the other, not tap).

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It all sounds pretty good to me.. since you already have the canister you can use it with just GAC, otherwise with that amount of LR you didn't actually need additional filtration of that form.

I would skip the UV and get a good skimmer, it will be far more beneficial.

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I would skip the UV and get a good skimmer, it will be far more beneficial.
Thanks for the advice. I think I'll go ahead and order the AquaC Remora.

What do you think about my lighting situtation? I'm getting 2.6 wpg with the CSL PC... is this enough to keep good growth on my LR?
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If you mean coralline then yes it will be fine, although on the slow side. Is one of the bulbs actinic?
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Might want to double check what kind of lighting you have. Personally I have never heard of a 40 w PC bulb before. That is usually NO.

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It's PC, believe me. Custom Sea Life 20" with 2 40 watt bulbs and moon light.

CSL went out of business, sold there products to Orbit about 6 months ago. Here is a link to the actual light I have: http://secure.microbyte.net/virtual/...1020&storeid=1
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My appologies. I was not aware that Current USA made one. Are they Sunpaq's?

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I am running the original bulbs still that CSL shipped with. Dual Actinic 420/460 and the 10K daylight.

Most people don't belive me when I tell them I have a 20" PC... they are not a "standard" size, neither is 80 watts.
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"45# of Gulk rock from Liverocks and 15#"

What do the numbers and "#" mean?
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"45# of Gulk rock from Liverocks and 15#"

What do the numbers and "#" mean?
Pounds of each

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