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Old 03-12-2007, 12:38 PM   #31
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yea im talking about the tank itself and the stand/canopy, i have a list of stuff i plan on purchasing from foster and smith. i plan on getting:

1X Hydrometer 1.000 to 1.030 specific gravity
1X Prizm Skimmers Prizm Deluxe, Up to 100
2X Stealth Heater 200W
2X Penguin Powerhead Model 550

and a digital thermometer. What do you guys think so far?
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Old 03-12-2007, 12:47 PM   #32
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Skip that prizm skimmer and get something else.
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Old 03-12-2007, 12:56 PM   #33
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ok, what about this one?

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/Produc...&N=2004+113771
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Old 03-12-2007, 01:18 PM   #34
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Ive never heard of/used that so I cant recommend it, but I have had experience with the CPR bak-pak2 and it worked great on my 30g. I would look into the bak-pak or aquac remora skimmers.
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Old 03-12-2007, 05:22 PM   #35
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I'd also ditch the penguin power heads for maxi-jets, Seios or koralias. A couple maxi-jet 1200's would work well on 75 gal. Maxi-jet pumps are virtually indestructible. Seio and Koralia power heads seem to be pretty reliable as well, but are designed to work better. They move a lot of water, but have a wide, gentle flow pattern so they don't blast coral and fish w/ a "jet stream" of water. As far as skimmers go, you get what you pay for. That's the bottom line. HTH
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Vash612584 sounds like you are trying to make one shipment. It's too bad the drs site don't sell the Aqua C Remora. I have heard folks like the Bak-Pak 2R+ Reef Ready Protein Skimmer, and I believe the Coralife Super Skimmer Needle Wheel Protein Skimmer (I could be wrong about that one, but I seem to recall folks were happy with theirs). I agree, get the better ph. I have all three brands, I just got the Hydor Koralia Water Circulation Pump and so far I like them. They are not quite as bulky as the SEIOs (which have a great design to customize your flow). The maji jets are great for a strong steady blast.
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If you want everything on one shipment, marinedepot.com has a very large selection of everything mentioned as well as great service. I buy from them frequently as they are right down the freeway from me so I can do will-call.

Skimmers

Bak-Pak2
AquaC Remora

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Old 03-12-2007, 07:33 PM   #38
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ok after visiting the LFS i have decided to go with a 55gallon for now so i have more money to spend on better equipment. how many PH's should i get for the smaller tank? I'm getting a great deal on a 55gal kit with everything and a 55 gallon stand
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What all are you getting? You want about 10x turnover.
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Old 03-12-2007, 07:55 PM   #40
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55 gallon tank, power filter, 200watt heater (which im buying a second one as a backup) 2 hoods with lamps, and a stand.
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