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Old 09-08-2011, 03:30 PM   #141
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The question is what don't I have on my list. It's gonna be hard to decide as I know I can't afford everything I want.

So far I know I need filter socks, maybe a gfo/carbon reactor and the media, test kits, NLS food and maybe an ATO and a dosing pump. Thats just for starters....LOL Gotta see how cheap they go to decide on anything.
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Old 09-08-2011, 07:53 PM   #144
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Got you added. Anyone else before I start printing out the forms and sending out the last emails for confirmation?

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Old 09-08-2011, 09:50 PM   #146
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How do you know if you need or can use a GFO / Carbon reactor, or dosing pumps?

Does it really depend on how well your parameters are?

I've decided to DIY the sump I have now into a refugium before spending another $175 on the Aqeon version.

So now I'm looking at other options. An ATO for me is overkill - I only go through 1.5 gallons a week, so I can handle that.

Have no clue whether I need a GFO or Carbon reactor or both, and same with Dosing pumps - don't think I've gotten that far yet?

Do know that I wanna get lights - even if I wait to change them out. Also some NLS food, but now what else?
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:56 PM   #147
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If you like carbon, i do personally, then reactor is a good thing. As far as a phosphate reactor it depends on if you run GFO for phosphate control. If you have an issue with high phosphtaes then it's also a good idea.

I'm looking into dosing pumps as my alkalinity has been slowly dropping as I added more corals.

If your calcium, magnesium and alkalinity are low you might be ready for dosing, but if youre just setup I don't think youre there yet as far as need.

Just my opinion though so others feel free to chime in.
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Old 09-08-2011, 11:38 PM   #148
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I'm just going to wait until the next group buy. I'm pretty much going to be broke in a few days because of the corals I'm buying
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Old 09-08-2011, 11:40 PM   #149
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Good enough. i suspect there will be another one coming up soon enough if the prices are good.
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