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Old 07-24-2005, 10:49 PM   #1
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List of equipment for 29 gallon

Hey everyone i just created thism post in respose to my nano aube question, so i have a new one.

This cristmas i am getting a new 75 gallon and i want to convert my 29 gal into saltwater, a i am new with salt. I am planning on haveing a FOWLR aquarium and i wanted to get the list of equipment that i need so i can go ebay it lols. i have Sand already, plus heater and filter so i think im doing pretty good so could anyone let me know all of the prices of the stuff, becasue im going to ebay it , and i also have a lotta patience. so prices like LR and stuff! i also would like to know any DIY for saltwater
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What kind of sand do you already have?

You have the tank and stand aleady, which is good. You will also need a:

Hydrometer -$7-10.
Salt- $10-30 depending on size.
Test Kits - $20- $30.
Powerheads - $20 depending on kind.

LR can be expensive, and for sure will be your most expensive item. Alot of people order online, I get mine from my LFS. On average, I'd say good rock is anywhere from $4 to $8 a pound, and you would need around 35-40 pounds to be well stocked with rock.
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ok i have a lfs that sells it for 2.50-3.50 a pound and i have home depot play sand that is washed, i thought i saw alot of things like Protien skimmers and sumps what about them? can i DIY them?
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What's the brand of play sand? You can also use 50% LR and 50% baserock, that'll save you some money.
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I just used a 10g under my 30. Matter of fact, I still use the 10g under my 65 (the 15g wouldn't fit). Skimmers are great if you can afford one but with a FOWLR it isn't as necessary. Just keep up on your water changes and you'll be fine. I agree with the 80%base 20%live theory. Worked well for my main so far.
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so 35 pounds of rock 28 ponds of base rock and 7 pounds of live rock, then salt and a hyprometer and power head? thats ALL i need?? wow if thats right it cost a heck of alot cheaper then i was thinking!!!! i have home depot playsand its....quickrete preimium playsand
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Stock lightly, don't over feed and you'll be fine! I'm not so sure on the Quickcrete playsand (not one of the ones I've seen as acceptable) but if you've done your homework and you're sure it is ok then you're set.
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is there any form HD that you suggest? or mabe from lowes?
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Stay away from the silica sand (quikrete) some HD's carry a southdown brand that works good, also durascape. I bought a 3000lb pallet of sand just to have so if you can not find any I may be able to help. Baserock with some LR to seed works good and saves cash. Do not get to happy on the cost. Something aways blind sides you in this hobby you will spend more than you plan to.
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