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Old 09-03-2003, 02:20 PM   #1
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Checklist ?

Looking for a check list of everything you need and what it does.

Not concerned with brand names etc.

Some one could list everything you need to start a FOWLR. What it does etc.

I can compile a spread sheet and more can be added to it..

If this has already been done then great !

I could nto find any definete checklist by doing a search ..

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The reason you won't find a definitive checklist is that opinions vary greatly from person to person. What one person views as unquestionably necessary, someone else will state they've never used and don't think it's necessary.

The absolute bare minumus are, of course:

a Tank, a quality aquarium Salt Mix, Heater, Power Heads, Substrate, Hydrometer, quality test kits (exact kits are up to opinion and tank purpose), Lights (what kind and how much again depends on tank purpose) and, of course, water. It never hurts to have at least 2 or 3 buckets and a dozen or so absorbent towels

everything else is subjective and

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For a beginner a skimmer should be added to the list and of course depending on your climent a heater might be optional (if you can maintain a tank temp of 80-82 with out one).

IMO a minimum set of test kits would include (ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, ph and alkinity)
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