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Old 04-22-2015, 02:07 PM   #31
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Usually if the price tag is cheap, they are fairly hardy. If not then its a cheap learning experience.

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Old 04-22-2015, 02:13 PM   #32
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Caleb getting salty!?! No way..

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I've read some softies and leathers can take a beating. Not that I intend to give them one..


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So what's in that LFS tank?

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Are those in the middle for 10 dollars each?

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So what's in that LFS tank?

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That's the bad part... They are not labeled. It's just "assorted corals" all the other tanks are labelled though. My luck


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Most softies are really easy, all you need is a decent light and a reef grade salt. Depending on the light you get (I started mine with a decent par38 from reefkoi for $80) you could also look into some easy lps like acans, blastos, euphillia, and Duncan's. IMHO an lps/softy tank is about as easy as a low light planted, just different test kits really


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Most softies are really easy, all you need is a decent light and a reef grade salt. Depending on the light you get (I started mine with a decent par38 from reefkoi for $80) you could also look into some easy lps like acans, blastos, euphillia, and Duncan's. IMHO an lps/softy tank is about as easy as a low light planted, just different test kits really


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Thanks man! We'll definitely be looking those up. Maybe this tank won't be the nightmare I thought. Except for the price of reef salt anyways.. What brand do you use?


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Picked these babies up. Pretty much same price as online without the wait or shipping.


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I'm using Red Sea coral pro right now, but think I'm gonna start to switch to reef crystals by instant ocean because my closest lfs stopped carrying the RSCP. Really any reef salt will do, and they all have pros and cons. Reef crystals is generally the easiest to get as its carried by petco and petsmart. If your looking into corals though, id strongly recommend finding a good place to get ro/di water


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I'm using Red Sea coral pro right now, but think I'm gonna start to switch to reef crystals by instant ocean because my closest lfs stopped carrying the RSCP. Really any reef salt will do, and they all have pros and cons. Reef crystals is generally the easiest to get as its carried by petco and petsmart. If your looking into corals though, id strongly recommend finding a good place to get ro/di water


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If you didn't see it above I have a small RODI unit in my home used for drinking. I'm pretty sure I can pull off 2-3 gallons a week.


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