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Old 07-13-2013, 08:04 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by carey View Post
Corals can be added with no special additives. Just clean water, cycled and good light is all you really need. As you get more corals of different types you may want to try feeding them but most can do just fine with the light.
Cool, glad I don't have to mess with fertilizers like with my planted tank. As far as an RO/DI unit. Is it a must with a FOWLR tank, I know it might be when I do go reef but for right now can I hold off on it? For start up I was going to get the RO water from wall-mart.

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I would put the ro/di unit on your will buy soon list. Even with a fowlr you might have algae issues over time if you use tap water. For sure fill her up with it though so at least you are starting off right. There are many options for ro/di units out there for around $100. I have half a dozen tanks up at any given time so I splurged on the BRS unit for $180 but thats not entirely necessary unless you want the bells and whstles on the unit. I just saw several units on ebay for about $120 last night so you might wanna start there. When I started my tank(s) I was using a portable ro.di that I got from ebay for $60. About a year or so after getting it I needed new filters so I just got the larger unit from BRS. But if budget is a major concern I would look into the portable unit. It is sold by purewater club on ebay. Check it out and if you have any more questions about it just ask.

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Old 07-15-2013, 08:41 PM   #13
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Okay, I will see about getting on asap. I got most of the things in today. Just have to order the base rock and sand. I need help deciding between CaribSea Ocean Direct Natural Live Sand (0.25 - 6.5mm) or the CaribSea Seaflor Special Grade Reef Sand (contains aragonite, 1 - 2mm).

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