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Old 11-26-2008, 02:59 PM   #1
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Just starting a thread to put all my questions

First off i was wondering if there are any US or even canadian based companies that will ship goods to ontario. Ive taken a look at some online retailers and it would take a 1800cnd set up and make it around a 1200 or less set up... not that I'm cheap... but thats 4 weeks of budgeting i dont have to do.

Also i was wondering about shipping live rock across the boarder.. i know in past experences with my reptiles they like to prod you in every opening youve got when trying to bring live stuff over the boarder... is it the same with this?

i will have way more technical questions later but these are the 2 main ones for now.


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EDIT: Lighting question
i want to have some soft corals not really intrested in the hard ones... is a
"Coralife 48" Aqualight Power Compact Strip Light- 4X65Watt" sufficent for that?

thanks again
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Old 11-26-2008, 05:03 PM   #2
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Ummm possibly depending on the soft corals.... and no, there shouldnt be a problem with shipping...check out www.drsfosternandsmith.com they ship live rock.

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Old 11-26-2008, 05:16 PM   #3
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First off i was wondering if there are any US or even canadian based companies that will ship goods to ontario. Ive taken a look at some online retailers and it would take a 1800cnd set up and make it around a 1200 or less set up... not that I'm cheap... but thats 4 weeks of budgeting i dont have to do.

Also i was wondering about shipping live rock across the boarder.. i know in past experences with my reptiles they like to prod you in every opening youve got when trying to bring live stuff over the boarder... is it the same with this?

i will have way more technical questions later but these are the 2 main ones for now.


thank you all
-Brad

EDIT: Lighting question
i want to have some soft corals not really intrested in the hard ones... is a
"Coralife 48" Aqualight Power Compact Strip Light- 4X65Watt" sufficent for that?

thanks again
not sure for the first question. i agree with liveaquaria.com i think that they would ship you rock. that fixture should be plenty for soft corals, do you have a link so we can be sure?
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Old 11-26-2008, 05:32 PM   #4
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am i allowd to link to big als ?

ill just do it anyways

http://www.bigalsonline.ca/BigAlsCA/...plight4x65watt
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yea that'd work great, u might be abel to pull off some low light lps with that aswell as long as yot put them higher in the tank. also, i i did some looking around and found this light, it is extreemly similar and quite cheaper. just a thought... Aquarium Lighting: Coralife Lunar Aqualights Compact Fluorescent Strip Lights
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Old 11-26-2008, 06:04 PM   #6
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rock on. thanks alot.

now ive got another question. well more of a clarification.. is it better to over shoot with a skimmer like you would a filter. say for my tank would i be better off to go for a skimmer that is good for 125?

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Edit heres some more equiptment that ive found on that site. let me know what you think.. dont be afraid to tell me somethings garbage.
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...03&pcatid=3603
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...5&pcatid=18985

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rock on. thanks alot.

now ive got another question. well more of a clarification.. is it better to over shoot with a skimmer like you would a filter. say for my tank would i be better off to go for a skimmer that is good for 125?

thank you
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Edit heres some more equiptment that ive found on that site. let me know what you think.. dont be afraid to tell me somethings garbage.
Aquarium Filters: Eheim Classic Canister Series 2213, 2215, and 2217
Aquarium Protein Skimmer: Marineland Pro Skimmers

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I would go with a skimmer rated for at least 50-100g more then your tank. As your system matures and your fish grow you will have more DOC in the water and a larger skimmer will help. If you haven't already check out the octopus line of skimmers.
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did u check out the light in that link, its just about the same light but $130 cheaper.
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did u check out the light in that link, its just about the same light but $130 cheaper.
yeah for sure. placing my order tomorow after i hit up the bank. thanks alot

so what your saying is a bigger skimmer?
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too big? thats over double the tank size extra... is that okay?

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How many LBS of live rock are you gonna put into your tank?
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