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Old 04-19-2005, 09:56 PM   #1
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Hmmm what to get??? PC's or RO/DI unit????

What would you suggest?

I'm using RO water now but I'm thinking its not DI. called the water store today and well....they didn't know what DI was!
I have had Diatoms for the last month or two and just saw my first spot of cyano. I guess I should test the water for silicates first but....

Whats your pick?
RO/DI unit... http://www.jlaquatics.com/phpstore/s...hp?product_ID=ro-afb050

or
Coralife PC's... http://www.jlaquatics.com/phpstore/s...ges/details/l-pc.php?product_ID=pc-ll36962

gonna have to cut and paste the link...sorry...**** abb.
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Old 04-19-2005, 10:18 PM   #2
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I would say get a filter direct RO/DI on ebay for 70$ and also get the lights. You don't need to spend 250$ on an RO/DI unit! Also shop around for the lights. You may find them cheaper elsewhere. If you DIY your lights (a no brainer, you don't really DO anything other than screw the assembly to your hood) then you should be able to fit it all within your budget. (www.hellolights.com seems like a popular option). Let us know what you decide!
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Old 04-19-2005, 10:46 PM   #3
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Or www.ahsupply.com for the diy light kits. With two sets of 2 55 watt kits you would have 4wpg for $130.
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I agree with checking ebay for the RO/DI unit

as far as lighting I'm using http://www.thatpetplace.com/Products.../Itemdy00.aspx

Couldn't be happier with it either, not too expensive.
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Old 04-19-2005, 11:44 PM   #5
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Hmmm. Guess I'll get both then, Now Whats better VHO or PC??
Proof???
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Old 04-20-2005, 12:08 AM   #6
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T5!
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Old 04-20-2005, 01:37 PM   #7
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Since you Canadian as well i would check this out for a RO/DI filter:

http://search.ebay.ca/aqua-safe_W0QQ...itleZaqua-safe

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Old 04-20-2005, 02:49 PM   #8
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go with t5 they are cheaper
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VHO and PC are pretty much on par with each other. VHO is usually a little more to setup initially, but the bulbs are a little cheaper, so long term VHO is probably the better of the two.

I have no experience with T5's, so I won't comment. (Heck, we don't even have T5's in the LFS's here!)
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i went with 4x96w PC's from ahsupply.com and am very satisfied so far
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