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Old 06-17-2005, 08:27 AM   #31
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I know nothing about canister filters so you'll have to use your judgement on if it's enough water turnover. But, you'll still want to get one or two powerheads to put behind the rocks so the water gets cycled and you have no dead spots for waste and nasties to build up.
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Old 06-17-2005, 09:37 AM   #32
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Ace,
Here is an article on Cycling that Fluff is talking about.
http://www.aquariumadvice.com/showqu...q=2&fldAuto=15

And here is an article on the filtration system.
http://www.aquariumadvice.com/showqu...q=2&fldAuto=10

They are both in the Articles section (ton of good stuff there)!!!.

Happy Reading!
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Old 06-17-2005, 10:41 AM   #33
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Kudos to you David03, for searching and posting those links.
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Old 06-17-2005, 11:25 AM   #34
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oh i see, so what about 50Lbs of Live rock and a filstar xp3? would that be enough for a 80 gallon?
I am running a 29 gal tank with no filter but I have 50 lbs of lr. If I were you I would just get 100-150 lbs of lr for your 80 gal tank.

Don't buy all lr though buy maybe 50/50 of lr and br. The br will help keep the cost down and will become lr later anyway.
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Wow. This really isnt as hard as i thought. Whats a good price for lr?
and what is the best salt to use? i want to run a canister filter to use a U.V. Is that a good idea?
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Wow. This really isnt as hard as i thought.
Thats b/c you don't know enough yet to know what you don't know-if you know what I mean LOL. Keeping a reef is a never ending learning process.
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Old 06-17-2005, 10:32 PM   #37
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Uhmm. my brain hurts. lol j/k
Yeah i can tell....Learning, Thats Half the fun right?
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For the record I know what you mean. I think?
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Addictive? Are you kidding?! I'm consumed! I thought this was going to be my hobby, but now my husband is getting addicted also! It's definately worth the work and cost imo, if you have the ability to commit. Every living creature is a pet who depends on the aquarist to survive. I am finding someone new living in one of my tanks all the time.

My husband is a pilot and also flies model airplanes in his spare time... that is an expensive hobby, so I got away with changing over to saltwater, he still spends more!
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