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Old 07-27-2010, 09:52 AM   #21
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Wow ok, I think I'll have to Google for more SW articles, the ones on this website isn't enough. If the local tap water is too dirty, can I use Brita filtered water?
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Good luck. Nix the biocube and grab the largest tank you can afford. In SW the more water you've got the harder it is to screw up. EDIT: (well this is the case with all types of set ups but in sw especially)
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If this is not going to be a reef tank filtered water might be OK but if anenomes or reef then you`ll need RO or RO/DI water.
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Good luck. Nix the biocube and grab the largest tank you can afford. In SW the more water you've got the harder it is to screw up. EDIT: (well this is the case with all types of set ups but in sw especially)
I'm going to start looking. If I find a big tank, I should probably wait before setting it up, because I'm moving to Princeton in a few months. Don't want to have to set it up, then tear it down for the move, then set it up again.
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The larger Biocubes are pretty stable. I would look on craigslist or your local club, a lot of people are getting out and getting rid of tanks for cheap.
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Aq, I think you have to supplement corals. If I remember right, someone told me a while back that certain mushrooms didn't need supplements, and that pwc's would give them what they need.
Oh, ok. I guess it must have been, don't supplement if you can't test for it first lol. That way, you don't overdose I guess haha. Thanks for clearin that up
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I am far from bitter. In fact I am quite content with everything in my life. Good luck with this.
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The larger Biocubes are pretty stable. I would look on craigslist or your local club, a lot of people are getting out and getting rid of tanks for cheap.
Are the lights on most BioCubes sufficient for corals? I'm really concerned about lighting because for my FW tank I just grabbed the combo light/hood from Petsmart, but should have gotten something in the mid/higher end so that I can have more than just a few types of plants.
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The standard lights on the cubes are enough light for low to mid range coral. Zoanthids, shrooms, and other softies will be fine along with some LPS. Some real low light SPS will do alright, but don't expect anything stunning.

What kind of corals do you want?
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I have no idea, hardy ones would be good. What corals will I be looking at given those stock lights?
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