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Old 02-29-2012, 03:47 PM   #561
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What do you guys think of this?

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Old 02-29-2012, 03:48 PM   #562
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looks like a bargain. hopefully, he didn't use any copper based meds while the tank was running. I would give it a shot. Ask him about the copper.
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Old 02-29-2012, 03:58 PM   #563
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looks like a bargain. hopefully, he didn't use any copper based meds while the tank was running. I would give it a shot. Ask him about the copper.
Will do mr x thanks! I'll probably get 100lbs if I do. Idk yet though. It depends on if I have enough money to do that and get my RODI. I'll have to see.
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Don't forget to bring a bathroom scale or something similar with you.
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Old 02-29-2012, 04:08 PM   #565
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Don't forget to bring a bathroom scale or something similar with you.
Looks like I'll have to get one unless they have one to prove its 100lbs. I arranged money so if this good with no copper I'll be all set! Definitely will make sure it's 100lbs and make sure there was no copper based stuff used.

Just curious why does that matter?

I emailed waiting on a response
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The copper stays in the rock and leaches out over time. It will be impossible for you to keep invertebrates if enough copper is present.
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The copper stays in the rock and leaches out over time. It will be impossible for you to keep invertebrates if enough copper is present.
Good to know! Thanks! I definitely want inverts.
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Ok so as of now my lights and protein skimmer are ordered. I have 2 LED light panels and a BM180EX protein skimmer on its way!

Now my questions! I know I posted them above but it's much nicer having them all together.

1) are power heads discounted durring bulk buy?
2) what about Refractometer?
3) which float valve do I need to buy? The adjustable or the normal
4) thermometer, which one/kind?
5) carey I have 6 months or more for filter replacements, which ones should I buy? And how often?
6) API saltwater rest kit? Is that good?
7) The salifert test kits, which ones do I need?
8) what watt heaters should I be looking for
9) do I need a heater for water changes?

I know I don't need all this now just trying to get ideas! Thanks!!!
Not sure caitlynn about the powerheads, if I remember correctly it might be a buck or two cheaper. BRS also sells the replacement filters for the ro/di unit, you would get the same ones that come with it originally. The refractometer is probably cheaper at marinedepot.com, check them out too. I use a regular walmart thermometer with the little suction cup, they are only about 1.96$ each so I generally get a couple just in case. lol
API saltwater kit is the first kit you will need and the most important.
I use salifert tests for: calcium, phosphate,magnesium and alkalinity. Those you won't be testing for a while so you can get them when you need to. I find the API tests for those 4 things are very hard to read and inaccurate in comparison to the saliferts.
The heaters can be say 200watt or 150 each, the higher the wattage usually the longer the heater. lol And yep, you'll need aheater for the storage can of water and a cheap powerhead.
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Oh, and Mr X I am using a psk 150 on the 125g now. It works really really well too. Almost hate to swap em but if you think it's a good idea then I may do it.

And continued thanks caitlynn for letting me barge in on your thread. LOL
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I don't know for sure without knowing what pump they use, but from the image on the eshoppes website, size of the reaction chamber, lack of bubble plate..etc. it seems to be a considerable upgrade. Certainly from the manufacturers recommended water volume it is, but you can't go by that.
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