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Old 06-29-2005, 08:48 AM   #1
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Lets talk about manufacturers and product lines.....

I know there is a retailers forum on here but I think this is a good thing to talk about, so I put it in the SW general discussion. If it needs to be moved, Mods please feel free to do so

SOOOOOOOOO, what are your favorite manufacturers or product lines? basically, what do you prefer to use and why? We'll keep retailers out of this.

For me, I love anything coralife. All of my lighting fixtures and bulbs are coralife and I've never had a problem. I've got a coralife UV sterilizer and a coralife Super skimmer on my tank. I figured If they make such good lights, they had to make everything else pretty good. So far from my own experience, their products are great.

When I dose I use Kent. I use kent because when i started dosing I used kent, it worked awesome and if it's not broken don't fix it.

I like the way PVC from lowes better than Home Depot. I don't know why.

And I've got a mag pump. It works, I would recommend it.

Anyone else?

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Old 06-29-2005, 10:25 AM   #2
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Well I know it's weird, but I also prefer PVC from Lowes over Home Depot. I use Kent's everything, including salt. (switched from IO thanks to a lengthy but very informative thread on here). Also thanks to this site, I use nothing but maxi-jets and Mag pumps. So far, so good. Most of my test kits are Tetra, which I know few reccommend on here but that's what my LFS carries and I truly like them, except for the PH test kit. My .02

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Old 06-29-2005, 10:28 AM   #3
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Oh, and I have Coralife lights and are happy with them thus far BUT I don't buy everything Coralife either because of a thread on here where a coralife power center started a fire in someone's house.....so I didn't buy their power center
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Old 06-29-2005, 12:11 PM   #4
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i stick with kent for additives. Oceanic salt seems to work wonders for me. I went with the Current USA Sunpaq retrofits for my tank and a hamilton 175W halide with a hamilton 14K bulb.

I use instant ocean on my other 100 gal tank but it sucks big time. Im gonna switch that tank to oceanic as well.

I just mix and match the best product each company has to offer. Im not biased in anyway. If it works, works well, and they have good customer service then im all for it.
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Old 06-30-2005, 06:58 AM   #5
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I don't like rio as far as PH's are concerned. I don't like Amiracle (now T-plastics) either. I like tetra for their turbo twist UV ster. (good product design for good price) I do like instant ocean salts. I love bio pure frozen foods (Swear by them for color and helath of fish) and also tetra min crisps are an excellent staple to keep on hand.
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125lbs. Aragonite Base
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Old 06-30-2005, 07:48 AM   #6
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