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Old 02-14-2005, 09:57 PM   #11
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3) How should I explain the additional $200+ expense to my wife? haha
This is easy. Just let your tank get nasty ugly long enough and she will tell you to do what it takes to get it right! Seriously, doing it right the first time will save you time and money in the long run. I am completely redoing my system with the help of a friend who has been doing sw tanks for 20+ years. Are you using RODI water? Using it now will save you alot of headaches.
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Old 02-14-2005, 10:20 PM   #12
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Yeah all powerheads do is circulate water. It is recommended that all of the water in your tank ciculates 10 times an hour. This circulation is beneficial for your fish as well as aerating the water enough to prevent excessive algae formation in the water. I would recommend 2 maxijet 1200's or 2 maxijet 900's for a tank your size. I have the 1200s and I feel that the water pressure coming out of them might be a little too strong for my fish.

forgot to mention that you suction cup them to the sides of your tank.
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Old 02-15-2005, 01:33 PM   #13
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Thanks for you input guys, you've been a great help!
As for the water type, see my post in the "beginner" forum (my apologies, I didn't realize there was a seperate form for us).
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Old 02-17-2005, 12:19 AM   #14
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Just a quick update - Well I did it. I just bought the Remora pro, an RO unit, 2 maxi jet 1200's and some misc test kits from Captivereefs!!! Hopefully the water will look nice cause I wont be able to aford any fish now
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Nice purchase. I want to pick up an RO unit when I get the funds, but for now I need to save up for some Metal Halide lighting. Glad you decided to order from Darin at captivereefs, it's good to support the sponsers. The MaxiJet 1200s are great powerheads, but try not to aim them where any of your small fish congregate because it will take them for a ride. I think they're a little too powerful, but a lot of people with tanks our size use them so I guess they're not too dangerous.

The fish are actually the cheapest part of this hobby so I wouldn't worry too much about having enough money.
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I think they're a little too powerful
Actually I PM'd Darin and he said I should go with the 1200's.
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