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Old 01-09-2011, 07:37 PM   #1
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setup needs for salt water

Ok so I wanna make sure I'm going to get everything I need to convert my fresh to salt. Salt filter heater live rock live sand and lighting am I correct? If I'm not please correct me and also I'm still confused about lighting I have a 16 bow atm any advice on lighting would also be vary much appreciated
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you will need a refractometer to tell how much salt you are adding.
if it's just salt fish you are interested in, any lighting will do. what do you plan to keep in this salt tank?
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Well I wanna start fish only then add coral when I get more adept. Any suggestions?
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Old 01-10-2011, 12:31 AM   #4
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yes. get the best lighting you can, now, so you don't have to upgrade later.
this is all the light you will ever need. i'm assuming your tank is 20" across-
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Old 01-10-2011, 12:59 AM   #5
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Its a 16 bowfront notong. I've seen a whole bunch of lights but have no idea what to get
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notong? i posted a link to some good lighting for that tank.
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dont forget to have your own test kits....for a starter, go and get ammonia, nitrites and nitrates test kits.
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Old 01-10-2011, 02:35 AM   #8
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I work for a petstore so I can get all my testing stuff free. I looked at those lights is there anything else u could recomend that is a little more cost effective lol
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as Mr X already mentioned earlier, if u are planning to have FO tank, your current light can be use....if your planning ahead to have reef tank, u can choose either to have t5ho or metal halide, which ever available for u....
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yeah, you can go cheaper. you are just not going to get the same results.
hey...i have a 150 watt metal halide pendant i'll sell you for 100 bucks shipped.
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