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Old 09-11-2005, 04:56 PM   #11
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Ok thanky everyone for the info!!!!


Ok so this is what im getting at
To have a 75g saltwater tank this is what i should prefferably have
A Sump<------Can somone explain to me how this works or pics?
Live rock/baserock 150 pounds of it
Sand/ Live sand or Aragonite?
Powerheads
Light fish load (2 clowns?)
Fuge <------Whats that?
Heater (2-200 wat heaters)
Ro /Di Unit
Filtration<---- Waht kind?

and can anyone else tell me what i need and answer soma dese Q's?lol
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Old 09-11-2005, 11:29 PM   #12
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virus,

Take a look at my signature. My tank is almost two years old and running great. Oh, ignore my fish load as I am temporally way overstocked. I will be moving out about 1/3 of my fish load this week.

As for a Sump/refuge they are nice if budget is not real tight, but not required. Same with an RO/DI unit unless you can afford it. I buy my RO water.

The rest is fairly accurate although you will not need to start out with that much rock. I personally used based rock and then seeded it with some live rock. All rock becomes live rock overtime it just may not have all the nice coralline growth right away which requires a lot of lighting to maintain anyway.

You mentioned a small fish load. I hope you do not plan to cycle with fish. Check out the article on the fishless cycle as well as the others on starting a SW tank.

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Old 09-12-2005, 05:50 PM   #13
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ok thanks so how much will lighting run me? i am intrested in having corals, but as i dont know much i want to learn, and i dont have accses to a book from my local store, but i love online articles on the whole SW keeping, other then the articles anyone know any good sites for reserching or cool tank plans? thank you all
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Old 09-12-2005, 06:09 PM   #14
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Sorry, corals are not my thing due to the lighting costs. Conventional wisdom is 3-5 WPG which can easily run $300-400 even with DIY projects. This is why I have stuck to FOWLR which has still been a lot of fun. Someday I am sure I will break down and get more lighting.
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Old 09-12-2005, 10:25 PM   #15
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well do you or anybody else have a good online site for Begging a SW tank?
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I posted my best DIY CF/florescent lighting links to date here
its 2/3's of the way down the page.. HTH
edit- im considering doing a reef tank with my 75 as well virus.. :P
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by florescent I mean that the ballasts can be used on any florecent setup you could imagine pretty much.. VHO, T-5, T-5HO ect. ect. ect.. but I gave links to CF supplies like the best buy Ive found for CF bulbs.. I hope that clears things up.. :P
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Old 09-14-2005, 08:29 AM   #18
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i could already see that you will need to upgrade your filter to a bigger filter. i personally like canister filters because i am used to them and they are pretty easy to use/clean. i also have africans and it is not that much of a change over from them to saltwater.
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Old 09-15-2005, 05:31 PM   #19
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ok, that sounds cool

lets see, so what kinda canister do i use? Brand? ohh and if i do tank scrubbing on the front left right side could i keep the glass looking good and clear?
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