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Old 10-04-2017, 07:02 AM   #1
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Trigon 190 FOWLR

Hi guys
So I've decided to take the step into saltwater- am collecting a Vision 260 (57g) this weekend to transfer my freshwater setup into and will then convert the Trigon 190 (41g) for saltwater once they're settled.
Any/all advice more than welcome !!!
Been researching for a couple of months, talking to the guys at a couple of my LFS, and reading other people's adventures on the forums. so the prelim plan is:-
Equipment to buy:
Protein Skimmer- due to the size, shape and location of the 190, leaning towards an internal in the corner.
Powerhead/Wavemaker- with the size/shape of the tank not sure if it would require two but think one should be okay- it gets more than adequate circulation now with just one spray bar. Heard Hydor from a few guys are the ones to look at.
Heater
Refractometer/Hydrometer
Standard tube lighting which will be fine to start with, probably LED upgrade down the line.
Internals:-
Fine sand
20lbs Dry rock- possibly with one or two live rocks or just dosed from the bottle (seems to be the more popular method these days from what I've read)

Am in no rush, trying to keep it uncomplicated (for now!!!). Once cycled, am thinking clean up crew, then couple of clowns and probably a goby for starters but really haven't thought more than that yet. May look at some simple corals at some point down the line that don't require specialised lighting once I'm a bit more experienced.
Am not looking to start mixing my own saltwater or buying anything RO DI to begin with, will purchase what's required from the LFS.
Anything I missed?!!
Thanks in advance
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Use a refractometer. They are more accurate and easy to use.
Check out eshopps and Reef octopus skimmers. Great products.
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Thanks, will do. Yep had heard some hydrometers arenít too accurate.
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Anyone had any experience of the tunze dc9004 protein skimmer? Looks ideal for the trigon but read a couple of mixed reviews... or know of an internal thatíll do a good job?
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Iíve never used one, but people like tunze products.
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