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Old 08-28-2003, 07:21 PM   #1
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help with a new setup

I have a 75g jetstream i recieved the other day..i have a couple of questions...i am ordering about 100pds of liverock uncured to cycle the tank...

tommorrow i am going out to buy a protein skimmer and some new bulbs for the hood...

what skimmer should i get..i def want one in my sump..red sea turbo classic???aquac urchin pro???any other ideas??

lighting?i was gonna go with 1 corallife 50/50 and a blue actinic..is this a good idea..its fowlr

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Old 08-28-2003, 08:36 PM   #2
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I think either skimmer will serve your purposes, another option I here very good things about is an appropriately sized EuroReef skimmer.

I am assuming the lighting is NO PC, I would recommend that if your wanting to do a reef, or want to keep the LR healthy, you look into upgrading your lights. I would recommend you consider VHO for a FOWLR, and PC, VHO, or MH for a reef.
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Now Im confused..I guess the lighting that comes with it is double brite flourescent...Thats the two bulbs in the hood..I cant replace the lighting in there? I need a whole new fixture or just bulbs..

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You will need new ballasts and bulbs, although (didn't think of this earlier), if it is a FOWLR, you could add another double srip light and possibly keep the rock going.
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Thanks for your great help..So i can take the existing hood and buy a Tek-Retro T-5 HO Retrofit and upgrade my existing lighting???or buy a tek5 fixture..

I guess this hobby isnt a cheap one!

I just keep telling the wife that Im doing it for the kids!!!!

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I think thats what a lot of us say. LOL

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I am not familiar enough with the T-5 HO's to make a comment.
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