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Old 03-25-2014, 08:29 PM   #41
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Uh, what?
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:42 PM   #42
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Never mind, what's the best filter in your opinion. ( hang on the back or canister)
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:43 PM   #43
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As in a specific brand
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Old 03-25-2014, 09:30 PM   #44
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I found a used 90 gallon tank on kijiji that is pretty good looking, it comes with t5 lighting, a fluval 404 and a heater for $450. Do you think that's a good idea?
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Old 03-25-2014, 11:36 PM   #45
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Sump. A sump is the way to go in a salt tank.
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Old 03-25-2014, 11:43 PM   #46
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I thought I just need a good filter and a protein skimmer.
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Old 03-26-2014, 08:50 AM   #47
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On a 90, no way. Sump is basically required (it's not really, but it helps a ton.) HOB filters won't get enough of the water through.
Sumps have tons of benefits:
-Extra water volume
-Hidden equipment
-Space for a refugium
And tons of other things that I just can't think of.
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Old 03-26-2014, 08:51 AM   #48
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This is for the 45
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Old 03-26-2014, 08:59 AM   #49
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Didn't you just say you found a 90 on kijiji you were gonna get?
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Old 03-26-2014, 09:00 AM   #50
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Yea but I haven't made my decision yet
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Old 03-26-2014, 09:02 AM   #51
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Theirs another tank 46 gallon led bow front with stand at pet smart for $240
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Old 03-26-2014, 09:02 AM   #52
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Alright, well how about this. When you decide on a tank, you'll let me know, and I can help you a lot better from there.
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Old 03-26-2014, 09:03 AM   #53
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Okay, thanks.
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Old 03-26-2014, 07:39 PM   #54
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Ok I decided, I'm going with the 46 gallon. It comes with led lights and a stand for $230. I think that I'm going to stick with a fluval c4 filter, instant ocean salt mix. Instant ocean hydrometer, 2 Aquino 500gph powerheads, thermometer, marine land 200 watt heater, ATM beneficial bacteria, 40 lbs of livesand, brs 4 stage rodi system 75 god. And a reef octopus bh100 hob protein skimmer. And cured or dry or live rock. Other then the food is their anything I'm missing? And is their anything you would change that will keep the price the same or lower?
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Old 03-26-2014, 09:32 PM   #55
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Hydrometers are unreliable, you need to get a refractometer.

ATM Colony and most of the other Bactetia in a Bottle products don't help much. If you are going to buy one, get Dr. Tim's the One and Only. It's the most proven.
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Old 03-27-2014, 12:11 AM   #56
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Ok but refractometers are over priced.
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Old 03-27-2014, 12:20 AM   #57
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Ok but refractometers are over priced.
You can usually get them for $30-50. Going cheap in this hobby never ends well.
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Old 03-27-2014, 12:22 AM   #58
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Where? cuz the only one that I've seen is $70
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Bulkreefsupply has one for $40 and marinedepot has one for $50
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Okay, I'll check later, thanks!
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