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Old 07-29-2009, 07:46 PM   #1
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Equipment once over!

So i am trying to figure out prices for my saltwater tank i will
be getting ready to make in about a month. So here i go, please give me tips
on what you think i have missing and need.

What i need:
Live rock - pending
Aragonite sand - pending
Protein skimmer - $130.00
ro di filter, great deals on Pet Supplies, Home Garden on eBay!
ATO - $80.00
Aquarium Maintenance & Plumbing: Auto Top Off Controller
refractometer - $25.00
Coralife RO/DI unit - $160.00
Coralife Pure-Flo II - 50 GPD 3 Canister RO/DI System
Power head - $20 to $30


Sump:
25 gallon tank - $35.00
Fish Tank/Aquarium
plexiglass - I assume like $15.00
Return Pump (version 9000, 1017 GPH) - $58.00

Any equipment i am forgetting? I know i need the actual salt for
the water, but what kind of salt should i use? Also how much Aragonite and live rock do you think i need?
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Old 07-29-2009, 08:00 PM   #2
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If this is for the 90, you might want more than 1 pwerhead for a high, chaotic flow IMO, is the tank drilled, if not than an oveflow box will be needed. LR I like 1 1/2 to 2 lbs per gallon
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Oh, Im gonna guess you have a heater. Ur not a newbie to fish obviously.
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Old 07-29-2009, 08:04 PM   #4
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Maybe 180lbs. of aragonite. Heater and a light are things you are missing.
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Old 07-29-2009, 08:06 PM   #5
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I am sorry i left some things out. It is a 90 gallon corner tank. It is drilled with a overflow. And i did forget to put 2 power heads to get not just 1. And with me never doing a salty before i never really have to worry about a heater being in Florida but i do plan on getting 1 just in case. And a light. Again sorry.

What do you suggest for a light? it is 25" deep so it is kinda deep for a normal tank.
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i never really have to worry about a heater being in Florida
Its pretty hot in south carolina but Ill be ####ed if my AC isnt on 60 deg year round. LOL
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Its pretty hot in south carolina but Ill be ####ed if my AC isnt on 60 deg year round. LOL
HAHAHAHAHA.

I always have my A/C around 75 degrees. So my tanks usually stay cool but not freezing.

Back to what i was talking about, What do you suggest for a light? it is 25" deep so it is kinda deep for a normal tank.
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As for lights, look into metal halide and T5
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dont forget the test kits and what is ATO?
is it just me or did you list 2 ro units?
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Are you planning to buy an ATO or make one? Making one is better IMO.
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