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Old 11-11-2009, 04:16 AM   #1
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Newbie, questions about water

I live in an area that has arsenic in the water. I am wanting to start a SW tank and am concerned that this will hinder that. Any ideas or suggestions?

Also another question. The house I live in has a cut out in the wall. Its almost 5' long 3' tall and about 3' wide is where I want to put the tank. However all the tanks I have seen are on stands to hide pumps and what not. Any ideas for this type of location?
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Old 11-11-2009, 06:01 AM   #2
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First get a RO/DI unit to remove unwanted elements from your water.
Second, what's on the other side of the wall. Your equipment is hidden on one side or the other. You could make a sort of bench or loveseat on one side to hide the equip.
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I agree with the RO/DI unit.
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I believe the house already has ro built in. Would I need a seperate unit?

basically this "whole" in the wall is approximately 4' off the ground. On one side is a cubby to house the tv and entertainment stuff, on the otherside its smooth wall. I can try and upload a picture.
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Basically my concern is that I wont have the ability to use a sump set up. If im doing live rock and fish I can get away with a filter/skimmer and a few power heads right?
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Yes...with just fish you don't even need a skimmer.
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So your saying I dont need a filter? or just not a skimmer?
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Old 11-13-2009, 03:05 AM   #8
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If you go "fish only" you will not need a skimmer, you would still need a filter of some sort. If you went with live rock you could go with it and a skimmer or with frequent water changes just the LR alone would do.
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