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Old 10-18-2007, 01:55 AM   #1
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Aquapod or JBJ?

Wsup guys, new here. Been lurking for a while though but signed up today. Going to take the plunge into SW, gonna go with fish and coral. Been looking at the nano cube and the aquapod, going to go with 24 gallon. Id like to go more and I know its better that I do, but 24 is good for me now being a student and all. I know what I am getting into though. So, if you guys could help me out, it will be really appreciated. I will definately keep ya guys posted thru the process with pics and stuff. Leaning toward the aquapod atm. Questions:

If any of you have experience with either, which is more quiet? the Aquapod or the JBJ Nano?

With a 24 gallon, do I need a skimmer?

The lighting will be 1x32w SunPaq, Dual Daylight & 1x32w SunPaq Dual Actinic on the model Im looking at. Will this be good for corals and fish? If I will be limited on some corals, could someone please post which?

Any of you guys with an aquapod or nanocube set up, could you please post up some pics of the whole setup?

Thanks in advance guys,
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Oh and I plan on doing water changes once every two weeks. Guy at store says 20% a month, so like 2.5g every two weeks? That sound about right?
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I would go with the 24 gallon AquaPod w/ 150 watt MH so your not limited on corals.

The lighting your planning on (64 watts pc) is mediocre to keep corals under. I use to have a 65 watt pc over my 20 gallon reef, but after a couple months I upgraded to a 130 watt pc and it is much better, though now I would prefer a 150 watt MH or some T-5s.

You do not need a skimmer on a 24 gallon. Weekly pwc changes are better imo.

Changing 2.5 gallons a week will be better. 4 gallons a week would be prefered IMO and IME.

In this hobby you will be able to quickly tell that people at the lfs don't always know what they are doing.
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Old 10-18-2007, 09:30 PM   #3
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Welcome to AA. I would go with the 24 gallon tank. As Stated earlier You dont need a skimmer on a small tank just frequent PWC`s will suffice. Weekly will be better. The smaller the tank the less forgiving if you make a mistake or are not as dilligent on PWC`s as you should be. Again we are glad you are here.
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