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Old 02-14-2017, 03:10 PM   #11
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Although it does take time to make RO/DI water I personally wouldn't leave it without being in the house to keep an eye on it, I use 5 gallon bucks and then transfer it to a bigger garbage can which I use for storage in between water changes. If you have the space and a big enough container or even multiple containers you could make a little every night and stock up.

I do water changes once a week sometimes every other week.
Yes, I think that would work out well for me. Just make a little each night then come water change day, I will have it ready to rock and won't have to wait.

Iv been looking a lights. I like the current USA marine LED light an awful lot. I know I would have to go with 2 of them if I go with the 90 gallon.

Any of yall use LED lighting with your saltwater tank?
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For my 10 gallon coral only tank I use the AI prime, so you could do a couple of those, but I've also heard some great things about Kessil.
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For my 10 gallon coral only tank I use the AI prime, so you could do a couple of those, but I've also heard some great things about Kessil.
I will check out kessil.

I just found a 100 gallon tank on Craigs list for $125 ! Only like 40 minutes from me. I'm jumping all over it if it's functional, which he says it's I'm great condition.
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For my 10 gallon coral only tank I use the AI prime, so you could do a couple of those, but I've also heard some great things about Kessil.
I second the prime I have one on my 29, they also make the hydra which I hear great this about but have no personal experience with
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Have any of yall looked at the DIY sump the king of DIY on YouTube builds? Looks like it functions basically the same way as a $400 sump but about $20 to build. Also, he shows how to create a weir so one wouldn't have to drill the tank. Looks like it would work great. I don't want to skimp but considering a sump is a sump IMO. Regardless of what it looks like it's hidden and seems to be a legit was to remove a lot of the up front cost.

He just didn't mention much about saltwater, but I feel it shouldn't matter.
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Sumps are easy to build on your own. I made the one on my reef out of a 20 long I got at a dollar a gallon sale. For my next build, it'll be the big horse troughs you can get at tractor supply.
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I have an AI hydra 26 on my 20 gallon and 2 kessil 160s over my 40 breeder. Both are great lights but I'd get hydras if I had to do it again. Not as much control with the kessil she even with the controller.
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So, here is the tank I can get for super cheap. It need some TLC care for the price if it holds water it's worth it. The seller says it 72x18x18. Also. Said the glass is .5in thick. It's a rimless top. He added the wood years back to match his house. Said it's just silicone and can be removed.

What's yall's take on this tank for a reef tank? I would love it for a planted freshwater, but do reef tanks need to be higher?
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Those are odd dimensions. Is it a custom tank? Looks more like something you'd keep a snake in. I'd be sure that it holds water before anything.
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Those are odd dimensions. Is it a custom tank? Looks more like something you'd keep a snake in. I'd be sure that it holds water before anything.
I researched it. Seems it referred to a a 100 long. Seen some amazing saltwater scape with the same tank. A lot if people seemed to envy it and said they couldn't find ever find one with that spec. Anyways, what I found out that style has basically been replaced in the general hobby by the the 125 gallon which is same spec except 20 in tall. So, 72x18x20 compared to the 100 long at 72x18x18.

I'm going to get it. I want to do saltwater but it's a little overwhelming. The sump confuses be severely. I get the concept but I get on YouTube and see systems people design for a 40g thst without a doubt has a 5k sumo under it. Is that crap necessary?
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