Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 02-25-2012, 12:41 AM   #481
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
caitlynnanne9189's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Florida
Posts: 793
Alright will look around to see what they have. I found a local guy that sells live rock for $4 a pound and that's pretty cheap since the reef store wants $9 a pound.

What do you think about sand mr x. I don't think any of my fish need a deep sand bed but it does look pretty.
__________________

__________________
caitlynnanne9189 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2012, 12:50 AM   #482
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Syracuse
Posts: 1,156
On the tanks I have had I like at least seeing an inch or so above the black trim. I think that's about a 2 inch sand bed or so.
__________________

__________________
EriksFish315 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2012, 01:17 AM   #483
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mr_X's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
Aragonite based sand buffers the Ph and white sand is very reflective. I like a shallow sand bed.
__________________
thanks,
Doug
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2012, 08:49 AM   #484
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
caitlynnanne9189's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Florida
Posts: 793
Quote:
Originally Posted by mr_X
Aragonite based sand buffers the Ph and white sand is very reflective. I like a shallow sand bed.
Alright so I have some options. I'll have to see what I like
__________________
caitlynnanne9189 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2012, 11:06 PM   #485
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
caitlynnanne9189's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Florida
Posts: 793
What kind of heater/s do you recommend?
__________________
caitlynnanne9189 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2012, 01:04 AM   #486
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Farley, IA
Posts: 295
Quote:
Originally Posted by caitlynnanne9189
What kind of heater/s do you recommend?
I like jager trutemp for the price.
__________________
Flickr
iadubber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2012, 09:08 AM   #487
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
caitlynnanne9189's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Florida
Posts: 793
I'll look those up. Should I have 2 heaters in the tank? And what watt should I be looking for? Any other brand suggestions to compare? I may have asked this earlier but I don't remember
__________________
caitlynnanne9189 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2012, 09:11 AM   #488
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
redsea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: United States
Posts: 8,066
Quote:
Originally Posted by caitlynnanne9189 View Post
I'll look those up. Should I have 2 heaters in the tank? And what watt should I be looking for? Any other brand suggestions to compare? I may have asked this earlier but I don't remember
I have 2 Eheim Jagers in my 125g. I recommend two heaters because if one breaks, you will still have some heat in the tank while you get another heater. I also believe that two heaters spreads out the heat for evenly.

I don't have both of the heaters rated for 125g in my tank, they are both rated for 106g.
__________________
Please don't forget about the toxins in some corals (like zoas and palythoas)
180 gallon reef announcement!:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMgmb124jrs&t=35s
redsea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2012, 09:12 AM   #489
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Farley, IA
Posts: 295
Quote:
Originally Posted by caitlynnanne9189
I'll look those up. Should I have 2 heaters in the tank? And what watt should I be looking for? Any other brand suggestions to compare? I may have asked this earlier but I don't remember
Two heaters is safer if one malfunctions. Two 150s should be fine. That way if one does fail you still have one as backup. Choosing heaters also depends on ambient temp of where the tank is located.
__________________
Flickr
iadubber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2012, 04:25 PM   #490
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
caitlynnanne9189's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Florida
Posts: 793
What brands does everyone use. I looked up the jäger but them seem a little pricy to me. How are the Aqueon? I like mine I have in my freshwater tank.
__________________

__________________
caitlynnanne9189 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
5 gallon, 75 gallon, build, reef, reef build

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
40 Gallon Breeder Reef/ Stand Build!! Freshnoob1 DIY Projects 31 03-06-2012 10:14 PM
125 gallon reef build... from the beginning lovemyreef Saltwater Reef Aquaria 5 02-05-2012 12:16 PM
55 gallon reef - First Saltwater Build Ever! matthewh133 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 200 11-28-2011 03:26 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:34 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.