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Old 11-03-2011, 12:02 PM   #11
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here ya go

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Old 11-03-2011, 12:17 PM   #12
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Thank you Carey. I read it and sounds like a time consuming process. Good thing I'm a patient man.

I'm researching costs of supplies and was wondering if anyone could recommend some websites they've used in the past.
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Old 11-03-2011, 12:22 PM   #13
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Here are the sites I use the most

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Thank u for the websites...I just hit hem hard and got an idea of what this set up will cost me. It's an expensive hobby. I'd hate to see what it would cost to set up a large tank.

I have the spot in my house to set up the tank and I have all the plans in my head....just have to get my wife on board.

Thank you for your help so far. I appreciate it.
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Old 11-03-2011, 02:22 PM   #15
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No worries. Good luck with the wife. She will love the colors of saltwater though so maybe it won't be such a hard sell. lol

It is expensive up front but after youre all geared up with everything that you need it's just a matter of buying salt and ro/di water associated costs.
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Old 11-04-2011, 12:14 PM   #16
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In an earlier post on one of your threads u recommended the Bio Cube 29 package deal from InTank.com. What exactly does that do for the Cube that the regular set up doesn't?
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I feel it's more user friendly. It's just a matter of changing out the media every few months and replacing the filter pad on the top shelf a few times a week. It doesn't allow nitrates to build up as they can with the bioballs. I run purigen, chemipure elite and the filter pad in my media tray. Helps keep the algae in check with the chemi pure elite in the back too and keeps the water crystal clear.

I use the fuge for keeping macro algae which can help with nitrates as well as gives a home for pods to grow for my pod eating fish.

You can get similar results without the addons I would think with proper maintenance. Some people use live rock or base rock in the back instead of the bioballs so that's another option.
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And for the amount rock need Carey is dead on with her amount. The norm for proper biological filtration is 1.5-2lbs per gal of water.
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What kind of recommendations do you guys have for a heater, thermometer, powerhead for the biocube? I've been looking at the websites and have no idea what products are good and reliable so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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That would be all Carey as she is the Bio cube guru.....lol
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