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Old 10-09-2011, 12:31 AM   #1
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New to the Saltwater World

I currently have a 75 gal tank, with stand and a rena filstar xp4.

what should i buy? lighting, sump setup?
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Old 10-09-2011, 01:02 AM   #2
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I would definitely get a sump tank so you can setup a place to put moss, bio-media and even a skimmer.
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you can start a salt water tank with what you have.
you don't need lighting unless you are considering a reef. then you'll have to think about what corals you intend to keep and their particular requirements.
you'll need a power head or two for flow, and also some test kits (a refractometer to measure salinity also)
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Old 10-09-2011, 10:53 AM   #4
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For the tanks setup you have the basic things you will want a refractometer, heater, and a test kit.
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What types of coral require different types of lighting and what are good decent priced lighting options?
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Old 10-10-2011, 05:38 AM   #6
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Coralife sells deceit lights and it is easy to get replacements for bulbs
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:08 AM   #7
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Any specifics you could give me on what to get, I work 10 minutes from www.thatpetplace.com
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For a 75 gallon tank I would either go with 6 t5's with individual reflectors or 2 250 MH with a couple of t5's. Think about the cost of bulb replacement and also heat when deciding
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What about LED's are there any good LED for a reasonable start price?
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:24 AM   #10
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Another question. What about keeping glass lid on top of tank? Pros vs cons?
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