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Old 06-27-2015, 08:22 PM   #31
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ahh Aussie pricing is ruthless i hear. you guys have a hell of a cichlid club in sydney though. ive gotten lots of good info from them in the past when i was first starting my peacock cichlid breeding. I Traded 60 2" discus for my 150gl with stand, 2 fluval fx6 cannister, and uv sterilizer the size of my leg with mountings.

Yeah, and Perth is even more isolated than Sydney even though both are capital cities.

I think for lighting the U.S. bml website looked tempting. That way I would know I'm getting a decent FW planted light and not something that is a repackaged reef light.

Cichlid tanks seem often done here. Not sure why. Planted might be more rare. Talking with lfs staff it seems that a planted large tank is regarded as hard to do. I think it's because we're still catching up in co2 and lighting equipment offered at the lfs (although this is high end so perhaps specialist lfs).
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The beautiful thing is that if you put time in and have experience, you can offset the cost greatly by breeding and selling fish
I turned swordtails into emperor angels....
Have not had to buy a marine fish in years!
My heart broke when my 120 from NJ got marine ich and I lost the emperor angel, a cheveron tang, powderblue tang, and fox face!
Thank God I didn't drop the $500+
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Have you looked at green leaf aquariums? Its where i got my lights. Although Last time i was there they didnt have mine anymore. I wanted more.

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I use the Chinese black boxes for my reef. One for every two feet lets you keep almost anything
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I use the Chinese black boxes for my reef. One for every two feet lets you keep almost anything
That's what I'd do.. can't understand why it's not common knowledge at this point in the game??

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Tao tatronics ( spelling is not my strong suit, sorry) their 165 watt LEDs with two channels an are dim-able. So you can match it to what your tank needs. An their under a 100$ usally. Their on eBay quite often an got one of mine on sale for 79$
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The lights I linked!
What a bunch of goofs if that is not common knowledge at this point of the game!
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thanks guys. im gonna start collecting the stuff i need. so for a 48" tank you think 3 oughta do the trick?
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