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Old 11-21-2011, 11:17 PM   #1
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Going to need help from experienced people! Please subscribe. I've been looking into getting a reef tank going for a while and I finally found a great deal. Tomorrow I'm going to pick it up. It has upgraded lights (not sure specifically) and is up and running with a little live rock. I'll go get a test kit tomorrow and maybe more live rock. Idk what's done with the filter so ill see tomorrow. Anything else I need right away? Any good mods I should plan on doing? Thanks in advance
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Old 11-22-2011, 12:06 AM   #2
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What all will I need to mix water for water changes and any other maintenence stuff? I wanna have everything I need
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I personally use a bucket and a power head. Put the water in put in a power head and heater then salt and let it mix. I use a refractometer to make sure salinity matches and also use a thermomoter to get temp to the same as well. Is there any livestock in the tank? Will be able to help more once I know what u r getting. Are u taking buckets to transport water home in?
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No livestock. Just sand and one small peice of cool shaped live rock. Ya I'm going to bring buckets, plus its only about a ten minute drive away. So its just tank, light, water, sand, stock filter (im assuming), and a small peice of live rock
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Sounds great! I just did the same thing, but with a 30! Ill be following, and learning, and helping, and....ya!
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Sounds great! I just did the same thing, but with a 30! Ill be following, and learning, and helping, and....ya!
Sound good to me!
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Sound good to me!
So what kind of deal did you get? I got a 30, stand, 2x65 watt t5ho fixture, live sand and protein skimmer for a solid 200! He is also going to give us some bangaii cardinals once were all set and cycled!
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So what kind of deal did you get? I got a 30, stand, 2x65 watt t5ho fixture, live sand and protein skimmer for a solid 200! He is also going to give us some bangaii cardinals once were all set and cycled!
That's awesome! I'm getting everything I mentioned before for 150. I wanna figure out what kind of lighting it is, I'll see tomorrow.
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That's awesome! I'm getting everything I mentioned before for 150. I wanna figure out what kind of lighting it is, I'll see tomorrow.
Sounds good, hopefully it can support some easy corals! Or, if it doesnt, i guess you could buy a second light of the same quality?
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He said its an upgraded light, nothing specifically though
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