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Old 07-03-2005, 03:43 PM   #1
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Aquaium, finalizing plans

Last week i went to the LFS and they gave me a price quote and you guys told me to keep you informe on what products the LFS recommended, well today i went back and got what i needed to know

I was wondering if you guys agree with what they say

My plan is a 75 gal FOWLR with a sump so here it goes

they recommended a 125 Coralife SuperSkimmer (you guys said bigger was better i was thinking 125 is big enough but is this a good brand) for 190 bucks is what they are charging

also they say Mag pump 700 gph i dont remember the price but is this a solid purchase for my aquarium

also what kind of lights are needed, nothing super expensive correct since it is only fo? The lights they recommended were 50$ does i just forgot to ask about the brand though =(


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Old 07-03-2005, 06:27 PM   #2
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I would recommend getting your tank/stand locally and buying everything else over the internet. You can say a ton of money. Skimmer and mag 7 are fine. Sounds like they quoted you NO lighting which is fine for a FOWLR tank. Bumping up to CF in the future may aid in LR coraline growth. What are you going to use for a sump?

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Old 07-04-2005, 01:11 PM   #3
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the lfs is selling me a sump, i dont think i could figure a DIY sump out yet, the sump uses bio balls for filtration, i've heard lr works better but i'll probably wait to put lr in the sump, until i can figure everything out

i'll have to be sure to check the internet for better prices, thanks for the advice
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The main advice I can give is don't skimp on anything if possible. The things I have bought to "save money" have ended up costing twice as much because I upgrade later.

Also even though you're planning on a FOWLR try to not limit yourself on any equipment. That's what I did to start out and now I'm moving toward a few corals. It seems alot of people do just that.

I started with NO lights. Now I've got a Coralife CF retro. I love the way the tank looks and would have saved some money if I had bought this first. If possible I would go with a CF kit just in case you decide on a few corals later.

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