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Old 11-04-2003, 03:15 PM   #1
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75 Gallon Shopping List

Well, after all the research I've done so far, here's my shopping list:

Tank
75 gallon Reef Ready w/ stand
2 Maxi-Jet 1200 powerheads
90# Live Rock from www.liverocks.com
40# Live Sand from www.liverocks.com (both together come to $481.26 with overnight by noon)
80# Dead Sand
Tom Aquarium Temperature Altert Thermometer
Custom SeaLife PC with Moon-Lite 4x65

Sump
29 Gallon Tank
Kent Nautilus TE Skimmer with Maxi-Jet 1200 Pump
Mag-Drive 950 return Pump
2 Ebo-Jager 150W Heaters

Water Change Storage
30 Gallon Rubbermaid Can
Ebo-Jager 150W Heater
Maxi-Jet 1200 Powerhead
Tetratec Air Pump 100

Other Items
Instant Ocean Salt 200 Gal
Rubber Aquarium Gloves
Aqua Tongs
Hydrometer
Hagen Master Test Kit
Kalkwasser
Misc Net/Food/etc.

Total Cost: $1,806.27
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Old 11-04-2003, 05:03 PM   #3
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Looks good!

IMO, you don't need 40# of LS, but that's up to you (just trying to save you some cash. )

I'd trade the Hagen kit up for Salifert kits, and switch the Ebo's for Won Pro's.

Not sure what type of reef you're aiming for, but IMO, I'd give some considerable thought to changing those 4x65 PC's to 4 x 96w's. It'll give you a much wider range of coral choices, beyound the basic "low-to-medium" light stuff.

Nice planning!
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Old 11-04-2003, 06:42 PM   #4
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That's a nice list! Gives newbies like me a place to start too!

I'm planning my first SW tank soon too (nano reef). Can I ask what the Tetratec 100 air pump is for, in the water change storage section? The powerhead is to mix the salt and water up, and then some kind of pump is needed to pump the new water back up for a water change. What will the Tetratec do? Just keep the water aerated?
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Old 11-04-2003, 08:47 PM   #5
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Dump the Kalk and go with pickling lime from the grocery store. Not a big price item compaired to the rest but hey its cheaper and its the same stuff. Rubbergloves? Unless your really sensitive skin you dont need those either. Unless you just tone like fishwater on yoru arms.

I dont konw I like ebo heaters so im split with RL on the heater selection.

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Old 11-04-2003, 08:59 PM   #6
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C'mon, fishfreek - you saw my recent pics of the bristleworm bristles sticking out of my fingers like cactus spines, right? Learn from my mistakes .... LOL But, regular old non-powdered latex gloves work great.

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Great list! I have to agree with Reeflady on the lighting system. My only advice is try to buy everything once! Good luck!
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Ah ya, I did forget about the bristleworm/finger incident. Of course i have never really tried to pet any of my bristleworms.
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With the lighting your planning to go with, you will only have 3.5 watts per gallon! You won't be able to keep sps corals or anemones! HTH!
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