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Old 02-13-2014, 06:47 PM   #11
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IMO id take a glass tank over an acrylic anyday. acrylic scratches way too easy and can distort as it ages. sure its a bit more forgiving in terms of tank flex and bumps to the tank, but thats it. just remember one thing with the SW hobby, nothing good happens fast. the ONE trait that every well-established reefer has in common is the sheer amount of time and attention they have invested into their tanks. Also, when the time comes, you need to judge and research the power grid your system will be on. although everyone really should do their best to prepare for an outage. its pretty well known that some people experience outages as part of daily life, then theres others that may experience a short outage every few years. knowing the grid reliability youre on is important.
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Good point, great advice.

We are currently renting a duplex here and will be looking in this neighborhood. We had some nast storms where everyone around us lost power, except for us. One of our neighbors who has been living here for 40 years now said that in the 40 years she has been here, they have lost power only 3 times.

I think that's a great ratio
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Well I made up my mind. I'm going with the 40 breeder.

I want to make it nemo themed!
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Old 02-14-2014, 03:14 PM   #14
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Well I made up my mind. I'm going with the 40 breeder.

I want to make it nemo themed!
Please just don't get a "Dory". A 40g is way too small.
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Ah yes. The blue tang. I was doing more research and concluded that I absolutely want a clown fish and I read that they host frogspawn quite well.

I was also reading about some reefs eating the fish?
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Ah yes. The blue tang. I was doing more research and concluded that I absolutely want a clown fish and I read that they host frogspawn quite well.

I was also reading about some reefs eating the fish?
Nah most coral can't catch and eat a fish. Tell my clowns that they host frogspawn readily lol. They don't touch any of my euphyllia corals.
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Tomorrow I will buy my first item.

Here's an awkward question. I'm technology oriented and I know how quickly technology can become obsolete.

How is it in the case of items for a tank?

Thinking about getting a gravity measure.
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There's always a new gadget of some sort, but the basics will stay the same
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Old 02-14-2014, 08:45 PM   #19
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Do you guys run a reverse osmosis machine on your tank? Where exactly is one incorporated?

Is it constantly running and purifying the water or is it only done at certain times, such as when you drain some water or whatnot?

If it's constantly running to filter out contaminants, do you hook something else up along the same line to throw back in the essential nutrients?
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A R/O machine is just used to make your tap water usable for your tank. You can use it to mix with salt or as top off water to replenish lost water due to evaporation and skimming. I make about 10 gallons a week for a 55 gallon tank. 5 for water change and 5 for top off.
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