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Old 06-25-2005, 08:41 PM   #11
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thank you for all the great info. I will continue to research until I can set up my tank and then make my final decision on which way I will go.
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Old 06-26-2005, 11:20 AM   #12
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He said that the best and least expensive way to top off water and do water changes is to buy the saltwater.
Just remember, top-off with FW and water change with SW. .50/gal is good for SW but making it at home is very easy. In the long-run you will save money.
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Buying sand rather than crush coral is much easier to keep clean.
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If I got a Puffer, I could be the cleaning crew. How difficult is it to keep up with it. I would think I would have to clean everyday.
Correct again. Just a regular schedule of PWC and algae scrapping. Once a week or so.
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He said I could start out with the fake stuff and I could go with LR later.
Sorry, I disagree with this. LR right from the start will only help you out. Best to go in at the begining. look here... www.liverocks.com
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I'm sure I will have to upgrade my lighting.
No need to upgrade your lighting for a FOWLR tank. If you have some intentions of adding live coral down the road then you will need to upgrade lighting. However, you should re-think the puffer if that is the case.
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The fishing store I work at has an $1800 filtration system for the minnow tanks. It removes EVERYTHING from the water (as minnows are VERY sensitive to chemicals. Free clean water for me!
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