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Old 03-20-2005, 08:44 PM   #11
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yeah, i was just looking at their catalog, 4inchsandbed is my friend and were talking on the phone right now, and im like Darn, there a little cheaper if you order dircetly through them. Now i know.
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Old 03-20-2005, 08:47 PM   #12
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I only use 1 but I read many people are now using 2 for backup purposes. I have a Won Brothers Pro Heat II so I don't worry much about it going bad (although I'm sure it could happen).

Yes, a 200 watt will be plenty to heat your tank.
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Old 03-20-2005, 09:26 PM   #13
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okay okay sooo heres what i got

35 gallon HEX tank, Hood, and light
25 gallons RO water (mite need more after sand and rock)
50 gallon bag of Instant Ocean
20lbs. of Arag Alive (aragonite reef sand)
40lbs. of CaribSea aragonite sand
30lbs. Base rock (hirocks.com)
12 ounce water conditioner (TLC brand)

just ordered:

2 Visi therm 150w heaters
2 MAxijet 900 powerheads

searching for a protein skimmer and test kit, hydrometer, etc.

let me know if im heading in the rite direction. Ive been doin alot of research and reading. Any and all suggestion will be appreciated.

thanks everyone
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Old 03-20-2005, 10:04 PM   #14
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12 ounce water conditioner (TLC brand)
What are you going to use this for? If you're using RO water this is not necessary. I don't even know what it is, but I don't like the sound of it... "water conditioner".

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searching for a protein skimmer and test kit, hydrometer, etc.
CPR Bak Pak or a AquaC Remora would be your best bet for a PS. Stay away from the Prizim's. SeaChem makes an excellent Marine Basic Test kit (~ $25) which will test for ammonia, PH, nitrate, nitrite, and ALK. Looking to spend less, check out the Liquid Master Test Kit (~ $15)... the only test you lose of the SeaChem is the ALK.

Also consider using a Refractometer in place of the Hydrometer if you can afford it. They are on eBay for around $30. Not required, but it's much more accurate. If you need to let your wallet recover you can go with a basic Hydormeter for now.
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Old 03-21-2005, 12:19 AM   #15
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Aspec thanks for all the advice i looked at the CPR BakPAk and its most likely what im gonna get for a skimmer unless i can come up with a few extra bucks and get the AquaC Remora.

Im also gonna order a mix of Gulf and Keys from Liverocks.com, the Marine Basic Test kit, and a Refractometer.... that should be about it for now

As for the water conditoner im gonna take that back first thing tomrrow morning


im soo anxious to get started, wish me luck!
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Old 03-22-2005, 12:27 PM   #16
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One 200w is enough. He just recommended two incase one stops working.
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One 200w is enough. He just recommended two incase one stops working.
well i ordered 2 visitherm 150W heaters and they should be delivered tomrrow
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