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Old 12-07-2014, 10:54 AM   #11
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So I could just get 65 pounds of regular dry rock and get a bacteria starter and it will just do it its self
Skip the bacteria starter. But yep. Thats pretty much it.
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How much light would I need for coral
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How much light would I need for coral
That depends on what type of coral you want. Most people nowadays go for the dimmable 120w fixtures on ebay which are fairly cheap and can grow anything.
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I need to do a lot of research
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I need to do a lot of research
Yeppers. thats a given when entering into salt water
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For ideas on coral, frags which are small chunks (maybe an inch average) put on a cap or plug start maybe $3-5 on up to any crazy amount for rare ones, but "normal" easy to grow varieties would be 15 to $20 and then on up around 35-40. If you look at prices sometimes they show a nice piece and then it says $15. "pp" which is per polyp, which is each tiny colorful bit /head or charge per head, so you have to read carefully what you are buying if you are ordering online, and ask if it is for the price is for the piece or the per polyp or head.

You can also join a reef club and they will have swaps and events to buy and door prizes and you could learn a lot.

One other thing is that you need a place to mix up your SW mix or buy it per gallon and also the ro/di water (I think that was mentioned).

Oh, and it is addicting too. lol

Be careful of getting cheap stuff which grows like/are kinda like weeds, Xenia, Kenya trees, Calurpa, Green Star polyps, that all I can think of off the top of my head.

Check out nuisance macroalgae and see what to stay away from as well.

You can do it, just think through it all carefully and have a plan, research. There is SOOOOO much to learn and know. But just like with FW, you didn't know everything and likely still don't, but now you have an idea what to to do to find out.
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Totally new to this

Do I need a quarantine tank if so how big and what equipment do I put on it
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And lastly stocking:
Planed on having at least a porcupine puffer what other fish could go with that in a 65 gal and what/how much invertebrates should I get
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Okay I've actually been reading up on porcupine puffers and it says they will destroy coral and bite other tank mates and eat inverts is this true because at my lfs they have what seems like a porcupine puffer in a big display tanks with tons of coral and other fish
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