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Old 01-05-2012, 01:26 AM   #1
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Will this do or is there better?

Been looking around and trying to get everything I'm gonna need for my first go at saltwater. I have a 29 bio cube/stand coming Friday or Saturday.

I have the skimmer made for the cube as well as the UV sterilizer also made for the cube. API salt water test kit. Reef test kit. Will be getting sand and rock for supplier.

Looking at this now. Any good?

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...57&pcatid=9957

Also looking at this

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...84&pcatid=4484
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Old 01-05-2012, 06:40 PM   #2
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That refractometer looks good, a nessicary piece of equipment IMO ive never tried that ro filter, but i finally spent the money and bought a ro/di unit and couldnt be happier with the results
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Old 01-05-2012, 06:53 PM   #3
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For saltwater, I would recommend that you pick up a RO/DI filter rather than just an RO filter. The last stage of the RO/DI takes out some of the harder to remove dissolved substances that you don't want present in your saltwater mix. In other words its an additional step closer to distilled water (without any potential for dissolved copper - which was an issue with Distilled water, back in the day when distillers used to use copper tubing).

I've found that particular refractometer to be quite good.
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Old 01-05-2012, 08:25 PM   #4
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Can anyone recommend or give me a link to a good RO/DI unit? I would like to purchase tonight online.
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Here you are
http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...id=97918640249

Same one i have, good price, and works well.
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Old 01-05-2012, 11:25 PM   #6
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Here you are
http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...id=97918640249

Same one i have, good price, and works well.
Thanks!! Just ordered it.
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Thanks!! Just ordered it.
Haha sick, while your at it, maybe add the 1/4" adapter (i think thats the size) for things like outside faucets and hose nozzles. I had to grt one because the piece i was given wouldnt fit
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