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Old 04-19-2011, 9:27 AM   #61
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It will be okay with a canister filter, but I would highly recommend a sump.

First question - what is your goal for said reef? What livestock and coral? Have you selected lighting? Try to plan ahead and then work your equipment requirements back from there.

A sump gives you the ability to separate all of your equipment from the display, giving you easy access. It also gives you some extra water volume, which can help with stability.

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Old 04-19-2011, 10:24 AM   #62
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For lights I have a Coralife Aqualight with T5 bulbs and a timer on the tank.

I have not put much thought into what I was going to put int he tank.
Right know I am just cycling the water, I have put crushed coral and some live Rock in the tank, with some reef salt. It has been running since Friday.

Any ideas I am looking for something that is easy to start off with and hardy..

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Old 04-19-2011, 10:52 AM   #63
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For lights I have a Coralife Aqualight with T5 bulbs and a timer on the tank.

I have not put much thought into what I was going to put int he tank.
Right know I am just cycling the water, I have put crushed coral and some live Rock in the tank, with some reef salt. It has been running since Friday.

Any ideas I am looking for something that is easy to start off with and hardy..
If you start with a canister and think about easier to keep corals, I would look into Kenya Tree, Green Star Polyp, Mushrooms, Leather and other soft corals such as Xenia and Zoa/Paly's. The only thing to note with these corals is that they grow like weeds in a healthy system and look great, but don't play well with other harder to keep corals if you decide to take your tank to the next level, such as SPS in the future. They can be pretty invasive and need trimmed back. However, if you want to start off with the easier to keep, you would be well served to go in that direction....IMO there is nothing cooler than a healthy soft coral tank with lots of movement. I moved towards the SPS arena and sometimes think of setting up a dedicated softy tank, with lots of waving, happy corals.

Harder to keep corals require very stable parameters, more advanced husbandry and would most likely require you to ditch the Canister and move to a sump, quality skimmer amongst other equipment and supplements....

Best of luck and take your time.....

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Old 04-19-2011, 12:48 PM   #64
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Thankyou for all your help and words of wisdom, I hope to keep you posted on my progress...

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Old 04-20-2011, 10:48 PM   #65
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I just skimmed the surface of info and this is wonderful. Thanks so much. I'll be reading for awhile.

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Old 05-28-2011, 10:57 PM   #66
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only thing i disagree with is the use of live rock.


i think plain bleached dry reef rock is the way to go, no chance for unwanted pests or hitchhikers and far less expensive/time consuming/hassle

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Old 07-01-2011, 9:41 PM   #67
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for a ~50 gallon tank how necessary is using RO filtered or RODI water as apposed to tap water?

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Old 11-13-2011, 11:27 AM   #68
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Is there a place within ARC that has basic information on the overall concepts on each of the additional peripherals that can be added to a system? (ie....Kalwasser, Calcium Reactors, Bio-Pellets Reactors, UV Sterilizers, etc.)

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Old 11-13-2011, 11:33 AM   #69
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Old 12-08-2011, 5:46 PM   #70
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wow. so much information!

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Old 12-08-2011, 6:02 PM   #71
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i need help buying.

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Old 12-30-2011, 8:53 PM   #72
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for a ~50 gallon tank how necessary is using RO filtered or RODI water as apposed to tap water?
from the research ive done and asking people i know.....very important to filter your water

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Old 02-26-2012, 12:30 AM   #73
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Great info

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Old 02-04-2014, 11:55 AM   #74
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I have to agree. I am just starting a tank and the posts have been invaluable

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Old 02-13-2014, 1:57 AM   #75
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I am brand new. Really wanted to build top class reef tank. I have found myself reading everything I can find. This Forum is awesome. Thanks jcusmarine. Semper Fi


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Old 03-04-2014, 2:46 PM   #76
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I am cycling my tank I will be at two week Thursday. I have a 75 DT and 100 gallon sump. I am going BB with DIY live rock. Let me know what you think any advice would be great looking for a good skimmer that will not kill the budget 175 gallon system


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Old 03-04-2014, 2:47 PM   #77
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Old 03-04-2014, 2:48 PM   #78
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I would like to see more on the DIY rock.

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