Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > General Hardware/Equipment Discussion

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 03-28-2006, 12:04 PM   #1
AA Team Emeritus
roka64's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 13,860
Send a message via AIM to roka64 Send a message via Yahoo to roka64
General Equipment ?

Hello All,
I have a 55 gal. I am doing fish only. I see a lot of stuff on reverse osmosis and all kind of other equipment. How important is all that? The reason I am asking is, I don't' want to invest a ton of $ in my tank, here. I am planning on moving to TX in a few years and buying a 200 gallon tank. I don't plan on adding too many more fish. I have 5 various damsels, 1 pincushion and pencil urchin, maroon clown (no anenome yet). I plan on adding a loinfish and a small puffer. I am on well water, so I have pretty good H2O, a little low on the PH, but I have been correcting that.
I guess, my real question is, is all the other equip that important for a 55Gal, fish only tank. I will definitely look further into the other equipment for my larger tank....


roka64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2006, 09:26 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
dskidmore's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Genesee Valley
Posts: 2,616
Depending on your area, the quality of well water can vary alot. I suggest you invest in a cheap TDS meter, and find out just how many ionic disovled solids you have in your water. If your area has any natural copper deposits, you definately want to get an RO unit. Copper is toxic to invertabrates, and stressful to fish.

Corals and other invertabrates can be very sensitive to water quality. If you were going truely fish only, I wouldn't worry about it, but with the urchin and the possiblity of an anenome, you want really high water quality. High water quality starts with pure RO/DI water, and is maintained with a protien skimmer. Many inverts (like the anenome) also need very intense lighting. If you're going to stick with fish only though, all you need is any old filter rated for your tank size, any old lighting, and a heater.

Are you sure you want to mix agressives like the lionfish and puffer in with the clown and damsels?

dskidmore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2006, 11:19 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Central Kentucky
Posts: 6,015
Send a message via AIM to greenmaji
I dont know if I would do SW without at least RO.. ebay has some good deals.

Copper is a consern for inverts.
greenmaji is offline   Reply With Quote


Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
questions in general aquarius75 Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 5 12-10-2008 11:12 PM
General Advice: Tank Equipment and Cyano M@ Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 4 03-13-2007 12:10 AM
just general pics Members Freshwater Tanks Showcase 4 12-27-2005 10:55 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:31 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.