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Old 03-13-2013, 11:31 AM   #61
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Clowns, gobies, chromis, blennies. I find inverts more interesting than fish after all the years of freshwater I have done. Looking forward to getting a skunk cleaner shrimp to sit up in the center of my tank. Have peppermint shrimp now and an emerald crab.

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OKa what about clean up crew i really want clowns and could i get a blue tang with them? In a 75
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:38 PM   #63
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I like everything you said and i was thinking some shrimp too? But i also want like a main fish like a tang or something
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:42 PM   #64
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Nah, get a kole tang, way easier to keep and care for plus they dont get as big as blue hippos and yellow tangs
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:43 PM   #65
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I also like some of the dwarf angels like the flame angel
What's a good place to get cheap supplies and rock and hire much base/ live rock should i get? Its OKs if i have to wait for everything to cycle and seed but i want good stuff but not pay up the ***
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:52 PM   #66
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Brs is good, so is drfostersmith lr is expensive, ur gettig a 75 gal so ull need 75-80lbs or rock, and about 120 lbs of live sand, by about 60 lbs of base rock, which is way cheaper then live, and buy 15 lbs of live to seed it, 15 lbs is gonna cost almost as much as the 60 lbs of dry rock. Sand is about 30 bucks per 30 or 40 lb bag here, then ull need lights, i reccomend somthing over 250 watts if u want corals. Dwarf angels are known to eat and nip at corals. A couple powerheads, a good protein skimmer a good heater. A 75 gallon full blown reef is gonna run you in total around 2000$ maybe less, but in this hobby you get what you pay for
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:17 PM   #67
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Exactly what lights would you recommend i was looking at around two hundred but def no more than 3
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:22 PM   #68
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If your looking at those prices look at the ebay led pendants, you can pick up two for around 300 shipped. But get the dimmable ones. Or do a diy led kit from reef breeders. I got a 6 bulb 36 inch t5 ho with blue moons and all on one timer for 204$ shipped to my door. Bulbs were crap and needed to be replaced, honestly im a fan of big t5 fixtures cause theyre proven for tens of years already, leds on the other hand have been going for around 4 or 5 maybe a bit more, if you dont mind spending 120 on bulbs every year then a 6 bulb t5 is the way to go.

Metal halide is another option, you could get away with one 400 watt or a couple of 150 watts but they are more costly on hydro and put out alot of heat, but boy do they ever grow corals
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Np hope i could help
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