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Old 09-19-2012, 04:59 AM   #1
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i need a list

Hi every one was wondering if any one out their could post a, list or a link to a list of things to buy when starting a new marine tank as iv never done it before.
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Old 09-19-2012, 05:33 AM   #2
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Tank
Light
Skimmer
Good heater
Ro water
Salt
"live rock"
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:39 AM   #3
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Power heads.
Sump + plumping to hook it up. Drilled tank is better, if not add a hob overflow. Return pump for sump.
Ideally a light for your refugium with macro algae like chaeto.

You can run a tank without a sump or fuge but it makes things easier.
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Old 09-19-2012, 10:51 AM   #4
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whats the go on the ro water had a read on it and still a lil lost and im probaly going to start with out a sump just as its my first time amd the whole sump thing overwelms a lil
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so my tanks 150ltr (40g) im going to start with a heater, filter(not sure on media to use in it still), 2-wave makers, protein skimmer, live rock, live sand and a light and still not sure on what globes to get and what test kits to
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Old 09-19-2012, 11:03 AM   #6
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You need ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, and ph high test kits to start for just fish. API makes a saltwater kit that contains all if these fairly cheaply.

I would highly recommend RO/DI water. I got my RO/DI on eBay for like $65.
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what would you recomend for storing the ro/di water
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:15 PM   #8
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5 gallon buckets will be fine if your just doing a 40 gallon tank but if you need more storage brute trash cans are great.
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:42 PM   #9
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so its pretty much just filtered and treated water realy so u dont add any nasty toxins
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:53 PM   #10
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Yep its pure water so you can start from scratch and only add what's needed
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