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Old 03-15-2012, 02:23 PM   #11
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Hi u doing bro welcome to the fun exciting boring most awesome added thing u can put in your house. Lol starting off well u will want to get to know what kind of filtration system u want there's a lot u wanna chose from. As said above u can have a sump or refugium to different kind of filtration bot work good if u plan on having fish and coral and all don't waste your time with a hang on the back filters u get at the pet store they work alright but will end up making u worry a lot. U can make ur own sump/ refugium like I did and cost u a lot less then buying one already made if u look around on Craigslist around ur area someone may have one for sale for cheap. ( I have a 130 gallon tank with a 45gal refugium works great) u can use a little smaller cause of the size of your tank I think 25 to 30gal would be good for u. Next u wanna see the lights u need to get if u want reef u will want a least t5s lights so look into them. But i can help u better if I know what kind of coral u wanna have ( sps, lps, mushroom, etc) then u will need to also get a chiller unless u chose to get LEDs for your lights. LEDs if u chose to spend the money on them will grow u all the different corals u want. I have done all my research on LEDs. I can tell u the best LEDs to get we're to get them and for about the cheapest price. After u have your lights and sump/ refugium then u can start with the things u wanna do to your tank. I will stop here until. I know you understand and u have gotten what u have need from everything I told u before I keep going. It may seem like a lot but it isnt really if u look around and learn the best at the start any more questions for me please ask me I will be on all day even if it shows I'm off. And please give me the specs on your tank so me and other people can give u more info on what will help u and what u should stay away from
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So, if I got like a 30g breeder, could a make a good sump out of that?
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Also I was going to go with LEDs, so then would I need a heater instead of a chiller? Avg temp in my home is 65f.
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I'd recommend going with a heater or two smaller ones in case one stops working.
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