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Old 05-12-2004, 06:58 AM   #1
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What Products Should I get for 50 Gallon Saltwater

With so many different types of saltwater products I figured I would Just ask the actual users of the products so I can buy the best equipment for my tank. For a 50 gallon live rock tank what...
Filter?
Protien Skimmer?
Heater?
Sand?
Rock?
Lights?
And anything else I forgot.
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Old 05-12-2004, 09:59 AM   #2
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Filter - Live rock and Live sand

Skimmer - Whats your budget?

Heater - Well i would suggest Ebo Jaggers but I hear they are no longer doing heaters.

Lights - Will depend on what you want to keep in the ways of corals.
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Well, without any info on what you want to do with the tank, here is what I would do if I was starting a 50G reef tank with primarily SPS corals. I am also assuming that the tank is similar in dimension to a 55G long.
Filter: 150 lbs LR, and a 25-50G sump/fuge combo
Skimmer: Remora Pro or EV-120
Heater: 2X100w Visitherms
Rock: 150lbs LR
sand: 1-2" sandbed in display, 4-6" DSB in fuge
Lights: 2X250W MH w/2X96 - 110W VHO, T-5, PC (pick your poison)
pumps: Toss a mag 9.5 in your sump to return water
four maxijet 1200s and a redsea wavemater pro, or a tunze stream pump with controller.
overflow: pickup a 800GHP CPR overflow
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