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Old 09-02-2013, 10:24 PM   #21
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And I can still use a HOB. Filter?
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Old 09-02-2013, 10:28 PM   #22
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And I can still use a HOB. Filter?
they are a lot of maintenance in a saltwater, your best bet would be to start with 50 lbs of dry rock and two powerheads and cycle it first. not saying you cant use a HOB, they are just a PITA for saltwater
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I'm gonna get better stuff. Figured I'd start with the HOB filter for now. Then move up ti better stuff
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Old 09-02-2013, 10:35 PM   #24
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I'm gonna get better stuff. Figured I'd start with the HOB filter for now. Then move up ti better stuff
good idea, piece it together and keep doing research and gaining knowledge until you are ready to take on coral and anemone. once you get the hang of it, the basics will be a piece of cake
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Old 09-02-2013, 10:39 PM   #25
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Just when start buying equipment as a general rule better to buy bigger than what you actually need. Especially with protein skimmers.
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Old 09-02-2013, 11:00 PM   #26
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Just when start buying equipment as a general rule better to buy bigger than what you actually need. Especially with protein skimmers.
I always buy bigger with freshwater. I figured the same rule would apply. I've read that I should get a powerhead too. I do wanna get bigger and better stuff including a bigger aquarium. When I move up on filtration. Would a canister filter work ok? I've read most people use sumps etc. Which I know nothing about.
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Sumps are best, but can use a canister. I've used one on a previous tank with good results. My new tank has a sump and I'm liking all my equipment being out of sight.
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Old 09-02-2013, 11:10 PM   #28
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Sumps are best, but can use a canister. I've used one on a previous tank with good results. My new tank has a sump and I'm liking all my equipment being out of sight.
Wouldn't I need a drilled aquarium for a sump set up? Can you even buy new aquariums already drilled?
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Drilled is easier and safer imo than hob overflows. Yes you can buy new tanks pre-drilled. I just got a 120 with duel overflows that was pre-drilled.
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What brands have pre drilled?
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