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Old 05-23-2013, 08:37 PM   #1
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Starting a saltwater tank

So my tank is 25 gallons and I have a few questions on equiment. How many Hydor Koralia Circulation and Wave Pumps do I need. I`m looking at the Koralia 425. I have a 120 gph hob filter, and i`m getting a red sea skimmer. The light i`m getting is 14" 20" Aquarium 3W x 20 Clip on LED Light Reef Hard Soft Coral Ready New | eBay. Is there anything else I need. It seems like I`m forgetting something.
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:35 PM   #2
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Apart from sand and rock you will need a SW test kit (liquid ones preferable) a thermometer and a refractometer for measuring salinity. Invest in a ro-di system for making your own water
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:41 PM   #3
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Alright I have a heater and theamoater with my tank right now. I'm upgrading my freshwater to a 45. What's the best base rock?
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I think the figi live rock is cool, you'll need around 1-2lbs per gal. so get ready for that :/ liverock is my main setback right now other than upgrading my lighting.
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Old 05-24-2013, 12:35 AM   #5
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I`m going to try to buy 35-10 pounds of live rock then 15-30 pounds of base rock. I`m trying to bite the bullet and buy lighting i`ll need later on.
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That's exactly what I plan on. I will use patients instead of dollars to have full liverock. I want to upgrade 6700's to LEDs but who knows if I will be able to hold out that long before getting it going
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:25 AM   #7
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Yeah it's hard 2. My dad is fussing on me because I'm spending 90 bucks on lights. He thinks I shouldn't even try saltwater but my mom does. Majority wins.
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Bought 25 pounds of dry base rock. It has less pest on it
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Do you plan on having corals? I really don't think that is enough light. IMO. I could be wrong
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Old 06-09-2013, 04:11 PM   #10
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Yep, it's a enough light. It a ho t5 4 bulb 96 watts. People have had sps under less whtt's then that and they did great. I got them on sale for brand new.
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