beginner Saltwater tank setup

Discussion in 'Reef Fishes' started by Sandy, Aug 3, 2006.

  1. Sandy

    Sandy Guest

    Hi,
    I am new at saltwater. I have been trying to gather the things I need but I
    am not sure all the items I need.

    sofar I have a 70gal tank with stand and canopy and a Jager200watt heater,
    Coral life 48 inch aqualight T5.

    from what I understand I need test kits, filter, protein skimmer.

    other then live rock, water, salt and fish...what else do I need.

    I plan to set up a reef tank...I understand it takes time to get everything
    up and running and to take things very slow before adding fish.....

    TIA
     
    Sandy, Aug 3, 2006
    #1
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  2. Well, you got a lot of work and inve$ments ahead of you.
    For starters, go here, http://saltaquarium.about.com/c/ec/1.htm
    It has many assumptions but its OK to start here.
    iy
    "Sandy" <sndy@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:JduAg.315364$IK3.76390@pd7tw1no...
    > Hi,
    > I am new at saltwater. I have been trying to gather the things I need but
    > I am not sure all the items I need.
    >
    > sofar I have a 70gal tank with stand and canopy and a Jager200watt heater,
    > Coral life 48 inch aqualight T5.
    >
    > from what I understand I need test kits, filter, protein skimmer.
    >
    > other then live rock, water, salt and fish...what else do I need.
    >
    > I plan to set up a reef tank...I understand it takes time to get
    > everything up and running and to take things very slow before adding
    > fish.....
    >
    > TIA
    >
     
    Inabón Yunes, Aug 4, 2006
    #2
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  3. Sandy

    Sandy Guest

    That didnt really answer my question , and I have taken that course
    already...I just need to know if there any items I am missing other than a
    filter and/protien skimmer and test kits. based on what I all ready have.

    Thanks.

    "Inabón Yunes" <InabónYunes@Naboria.com> wrote in message
    news:OawAg.41958$Nt.3412@bignews8.bellsouth.net...
    > Well, you got a lot of work and inve$ments ahead of you.
    > For starters, go here, http://saltaquarium.about.com/c/ec/1.htm
    > It has many assumptions but its OK to start here.
    > iy
    > "Sandy" <sndy@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > news:JduAg.315364$IK3.76390@pd7tw1no...
    >> Hi,
    >> I am new at saltwater. I have been trying to gather the things I need but
    >> I am not sure all the items I need.
    >>
    >> sofar I have a 70gal tank with stand and canopy and a Jager200watt
    >> heater, Coral life 48 inch aqualight T5.
    >>
    >> from what I understand I need test kits, filter, protein skimmer.
    >>
    >> other then live rock, water, salt and fish...what else do I need.
    >>
    >> I plan to set up a reef tank...I understand it takes time to get
    >> everything up and running and to take things very slow before adding
    >> fish.....
    >>
    >> TIA
    >>

    >
    >
     
    Sandy, Aug 4, 2006
    #3
  4. Sandy

    Wayne Sallee Guest

    Yes there is something very important that you have left
    out, and that is some books on reef keeping.

    Wayne Sallee
    Wayne's Pets
    Wayne@WaynesPets.com


    Sandy wrote on 8/4/2006 3:37 PM:
    > That didnt really answer my question , and I have taken that course
    > already...I just need to know if there any items I am missing other than a
    > filter and/protien skimmer and test kits. based on what I all ready have.
    >
    > Thanks.
    >
    > "Inabón Yunes" <InabónYunes@Naboria.com> wrote in message
    > news:OawAg.41958$Nt.3412@bignews8.bellsouth.net...
    >> Well, you got a lot of work and inve$ments ahead of you.
    >> For starters, go here, http://saltaquarium.about.com/c/ec/1.htm
    >> It has many assumptions but its OK to start here.
    >> iy
    >> "Sandy" <sndy@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >> news:JduAg.315364$IK3.76390@pd7tw1no...
    >>> Hi,
    >>> I am new at saltwater. I have been trying to gather the things I need but
    >>> I am not sure all the items I need.
    >>>
    >>> sofar I have a 70gal tank with stand and canopy and a Jager200watt
    >>> heater, Coral life 48 inch aqualight T5.
    >>>
    >>> from what I understand I need test kits, filter, protein skimmer.
    >>>
    >>> other then live rock, water, salt and fish...what else do I need.
    >>>
    >>> I plan to set up a reef tank...I understand it takes time to get
    >>> everything up and running and to take things very slow before adding
    >>> fish.....
    >>>
    >>> TIA
    >>>

    >>

    >
    >
     
    Wayne Sallee, Aug 4, 2006
    #4
  5. Good, I suggest that you start with a FO tank, save money for the lighting
    system and then go to reef.
    I didn't see any references to lighting, if you did, what kind of lighting
    are you going to use?
    Then, is there the issue of inverts and their poor tolerance to chlorine.
    Reef keeping isn't easy and a good RO filter can save you a lot on the long
    run when filtering destilled water.
    Do yourself a favor, start with fish only (FO) then take a step to FWLR.
    Once you've mastered the saltwater issues it will be easy to step into
    corals. They are expensive and hard to maintain.
    iy
    "Sandy" <sndy@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:UlNAg.314119$Mn5.251495@pd7tw3no...
    > That didnt really answer my question , and I have taken that course
    > already...I just need to know if there any items I am missing other than a
    > filter and/protien skimmer and test kits. based on what I all ready have.
    >
    > Thanks.
    >
    > "Inabón Yunes" <InabónYunes@Naboria.com> wrote in message
    > news:OawAg.41958$Nt.3412@bignews8.bellsouth.net...
    >> Well, you got a lot of work and inve$ments ahead of you.
    >> For starters, go here, http://saltaquarium.about.com/c/ec/1.htm
    >> It has many assumptions but its OK to start here.
    >> iy
    >> "Sandy" <sndy@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >> news:JduAg.315364$IK3.76390@pd7tw1no...
    >>> Hi,
    >>> I am new at saltwater. I have been trying to gather the things I need
    >>> but I am not sure all the items I need.
    >>>
    >>> sofar I have a 70gal tank with stand and canopy and a Jager200watt
    >>> heater, Coral life 48 inch aqualight T5.
    >>>
    >>> from what I understand I need test kits, filter, protein skimmer.
    >>>
    >>> other then live rock, water, salt and fish...what else do I need.
    >>>
    >>> I plan to set up a reef tank...I understand it takes time to get
    >>> everything up and running and to take things very slow before adding
    >>> fish.....
    >>>
    >>> TIA
    >>>

    >>
    >>

    >
    >
     
    Inabón Yunes, Aug 5, 2006
    #5
  6. Sandy

    Peter Pan Guest

    You also need a Hydrometer to measure the gravity of the salt/water a RODI
    filtration system, some sort of substrate for the bedding (live sand as well
    as reg sand) 4" worth. . Some sort of power head to move the water. I
    suggest if you're just getting into this hobby, start with Fish only with
    Live rock.. Once your tank is established, for over a year or so, then
    start with corals if not you will more then likely begin to kill off your
    investment. nothing sucks more then to come home and find your tank with a
    bunch of floaters. And as Wayne said, get some books and read up on how to
    do everything. When you run into a problem, this room is a great source of
    help. Good Luck
    "Sandy" <sndy@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:JduAg.315364$IK3.76390@pd7tw1no...
    > Hi,
    > I am new at saltwater. I have been trying to gather the things I need but
    > I am not sure all the items I need.
    >
    > sofar I have a 70gal tank with stand and canopy and a Jager200watt heater,
    > Coral life 48 inch aqualight T5.
    >
    > from what I understand I need test kits, filter, protein skimmer.
    >
    > other then live rock, water, salt and fish...what else do I need.
    >
    > I plan to set up a reef tank...I understand it takes time to get
    > everything up and running and to take things very slow before adding
    > fish.....
    >
    > TIA
    >
     
    Peter Pan, Aug 7, 2006
    #6
  7. Peter Pan wrote:

    > And as Wayne said, get some books and read up on how to
    > do everything.


    What books do you recommend?

    George Patterson
    Coffee is only a way of stealing time that should by rights belong to
    your slightly older self.
     
    George Patterson, Aug 7, 2006
    #7
  8. Sandy

    Wayne Sallee Guest

    Any aquarium books that say reef in the title. :)

    But here's a couple:

    The Reef Aquarium by Julian Sprung, and Charels Delbeek
    Corals by Eric Borneman

    There's lots of good books out there to read.

    Wayne Sallee
    Wayne's Pets
    Wayne@WaynesPets.com

    George Patterson wrote on 8/7/2006 11:03 AM:
    > Peter Pan wrote:
    >
    >> And as Wayne said, get some books and read up on how to do everything.

    >
    > What books do you recommend?
    >
    > George Patterson
    > Coffee is only a way of stealing time that should by rights belong to
    > your slightly older self.
     
    Wayne Sallee, Aug 7, 2006
    #8
  9. Sandy

    Sandy Guest

    thats a good idea, maybe I will start with a FO tank then slowly work my way
    up to FWLR....any suggestions for a good reliable filter to get? its a 70
    gallon tank.

    "Inabón Yunes" <InabónYunes@Naboria.com> wrote in message
    news:rXQAg.41075$Bd.7410@bignews6.bellsouth.net...
    > Good, I suggest that you start with a FO tank, save money for the lighting
    > system and then go to reef.
    > I didn't see any references to lighting, if you did, what kind of lighting
    > are you going to use?
    > Then, is there the issue of inverts and their poor tolerance to chlorine.
    > Reef keeping isn't easy and a good RO filter can save you a lot on the
    > long run when filtering destilled water.
    > Do yourself a favor, start with fish only (FO) then take a step to FWLR.
    > Once you've mastered the saltwater issues it will be easy to step into
    > corals. They are expensive and hard to maintain.
    > iy
    > "Sandy" <sndy@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > news:UlNAg.314119$Mn5.251495@pd7tw3no...
    >> That didnt really answer my question , and I have taken that course
    >> already...I just need to know if there any items I am missing other than
    >> a filter and/protien skimmer and test kits. based on what I all ready
    >> have.
    >>
    >> Thanks.
    >>
    >> "Inabón Yunes" <InabónYunes@Naboria.com> wrote in message
    >> news:OawAg.41958$Nt.3412@bignews8.bellsouth.net...
    >>> Well, you got a lot of work and inve$ments ahead of you.
    >>> For starters, go here, http://saltaquarium.about.com/c/ec/1.htm
    >>> It has many assumptions but its OK to start here.
    >>> iy
    >>> "Sandy" <sndy@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:JduAg.315364$IK3.76390@pd7tw1no...
    >>>> Hi,
    >>>> I am new at saltwater. I have been trying to gather the things I need
    >>>> but I am not sure all the items I need.
    >>>>
    >>>> sofar I have a 70gal tank with stand and canopy and a Jager200watt
    >>>> heater, Coral life 48 inch aqualight T5.
    >>>>
    >>>> from what I understand I need test kits, filter, protein skimmer.
    >>>>
    >>>> other then live rock, water, salt and fish...what else do I need.
    >>>>
    >>>> I plan to set up a reef tank...I understand it takes time to get
    >>>> everything up and running and to take things very slow before adding
    >>>> fish.....
    >>>>
    >>>> TIA
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >>

    >
    >
     
    Sandy, Aug 8, 2006
    #9
  10. Sandy

    Peter Pan Guest

    I would start with Live rock in your tank and let it cycle, when the amonia
    levels are zero, then begin to add fish. If you use fish first then add the
    rock, you run the risk of an amonia spike and probably killing off your live
    stock.
    As far as filters, you want it to filtrate the tank several times in one
    hour. I would suggest using a canister style system. I have a jabo its moves
    a lot of water and does a good job, im sure there are better ones one the
    market, but this one does me fine.
    "Sandy" <sndy@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:tz5Cg.351903$Mn5.162634@pd7tw3no...
    > thats a good idea, maybe I will start with a FO tank then slowly work my
    > way up to FWLR....any suggestions for a good reliable filter to get? its
    > a 70 gallon tank.
    >
    > "Inabón Yunes" <InabónYunes@Naboria.com> wrote in message
    > news:rXQAg.41075$Bd.7410@bignews6.bellsouth.net...
    >> Good, I suggest that you start with a FO tank, save money for the
    >> lighting system and then go to reef.
    >> I didn't see any references to lighting, if you did, what kind of
    >> lighting are you going to use?
    >> Then, is there the issue of inverts and their poor tolerance to chlorine.
    >> Reef keeping isn't easy and a good RO filter can save you a lot on the
    >> long run when filtering destilled water.
    >> Do yourself a favor, start with fish only (FO) then take a step to FWLR.
    >> Once you've mastered the saltwater issues it will be easy to step into
    >> corals. They are expensive and hard to maintain.
    >> iy
    >> "Sandy" <sndy@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >> news:UlNAg.314119$Mn5.251495@pd7tw3no...
    >>> That didnt really answer my question , and I have taken that course
    >>> already...I just need to know if there any items I am missing other than
    >>> a filter and/protien skimmer and test kits. based on what I all ready
    >>> have.
    >>>
    >>> Thanks.
    >>>
    >>> "Inabón Yunes" <InabónYunes@Naboria.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:OawAg.41958$Nt.3412@bignews8.bellsouth.net...
    >>>> Well, you got a lot of work and inve$ments ahead of you.
    >>>> For starters, go here, http://saltaquarium.about.com/c/ec/1.htm
    >>>> It has many assumptions but its OK to start here.
    >>>> iy
    >>>> "Sandy" <sndy@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >>>> news:JduAg.315364$IK3.76390@pd7tw1no...
    >>>>> Hi,
    >>>>> I am new at saltwater. I have been trying to gather the things I need
    >>>>> but I am not sure all the items I need.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> sofar I have a 70gal tank with stand and canopy and a Jager200watt
    >>>>> heater, Coral life 48 inch aqualight T5.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> from what I understand I need test kits, filter, protein skimmer.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> other then live rock, water, salt and fish...what else do I need.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I plan to set up a reef tank...I understand it takes time to get
    >>>>> everything up and running and to take things very slow before adding
    >>>>> fish.....
    >>>>>
    >>>>> TIA
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >>

    >
    >
     
    Peter Pan, Aug 8, 2006
    #10
  11. Sandy

    Bryan Guest

    Sandy,

    As far as filter, I have read a lot that canisters aren't the best for
    marine aquariums but I do see them a lot. I have no personal experience
    with those but might I suggest the Emperor 400? Awesome filter! Go do your
    research and ask a few people; you can then decide for yourself.

    Lastly, I got a Rio 800 water pump and since have heard several people
    dislike them. I haven't had any problems though. My 2nd water pump I
    purchased was a Maxi-Jet. Great pump that you can angle and twist and
    turn... also many aquarist hold Maxi-Jets as they're favorite so that added
    piece of mind for me.

    After the ammonia drops from cycle some live rock, get some hermit crabs and
    astrea snails to start cleaning up the tank. I don't believe you need 1 per
    gallon as I read a lot. That' will just fill your tank up too much. Get
    about half of that and you'll be happy.

    Test kits in the beginning stages really only need to be : ammonia,
    nitrate, nitrite and pH.

    Good water, RO/DI can be made at home or bought at many pet stores that have
    tanks. I buy mine, so much cheaper and easier for now with the way my home
    is set up. Try to avoid tap water but it's not out of the question.

    Better details about setting up in you go online. I found www.about.com had
    some great stuff. My 90g is running just fine.

    Lastly, when it is time to get fishy's, don't just buy pretty ones. Write
    down the names of the ones you like at fish stores and do your research
    research research at home first. You'll be glad you did for many reasons
    you'll find out soon enough.

    G'Luck!

    B



    "Sandy" <sndy@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:JduAg.315364$IK3.76390@pd7tw1no...
    > Hi,
    > I am new at saltwater. I have been trying to gather the things I need but
    > I am not sure all the items I need.
    >
    > sofar I have a 70gal tank with stand and canopy and a Jager200watt heater,
    > Coral life 48 inch aqualight T5.
    >
    > from what I understand I need test kits, filter, protein skimmer.
    >
    > other then live rock, water, salt and fish...what else do I need.
    >
    > I plan to set up a reef tank...I understand it takes time to get
    > everything up and running and to take things very slow before adding
    > fish.....
    >
    > TIA
    >
     
    Bryan, Aug 9, 2006
    #11
  12. I built my own filter which has a skimmer built-in. It also has many other
    cool stuff but it is still under development.
    What I am trying to say is that I don't belief in any of those expensive
    filters. Good luck!
    But, since I am not selling my filter YET, I suggest to get you any filter
    that controls the TSS (total suspended solids), has activated carbon and
    either calcareous or resin media to help nitrifying bacteria do their stuff.
    Good luck again!
    iy
    "Sandy" <sndy@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:tz5Cg.351903$Mn5.162634@pd7tw3no...
    > thats a good idea, maybe I will start with a FO tank then slowly work my
    > way up to FWLR....any suggestions for a good reliable filter to get? its
    > a 70 gallon tank.
    >
    > "Inabón Yunes" <InabónYunes@Naboria.com> wrote in message
    > news:rXQAg.41075$Bd.7410@bignews6.bellsouth.net...
    >> Good, I suggest that you start with a FO tank, save money for the
    >> lighting system and then go to reef.
    >> I didn't see any references to lighting, if you did, what kind of
    >> lighting are you going to use?
    >> Then, is there the issue of inverts and their poor tolerance to chlorine.
    >> Reef keeping isn't easy and a good RO filter can save you a lot on the
    >> long run when filtering destilled water.
    >> Do yourself a favor, start with fish only (FO) then take a step to FWLR.
    >> Once you've mastered the saltwater issues it will be easy to step into
    >> corals. They are expensive and hard to maintain.
    >> iy
    >> "Sandy" <sndy@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >> news:UlNAg.314119$Mn5.251495@pd7tw3no...
    >>> That didnt really answer my question , and I have taken that course
    >>> already...I just need to know if there any items I am missing other than
    >>> a filter and/protien skimmer and test kits. based on what I all ready
    >>> have.
    >>>
    >>> Thanks.
    >>>
    >>> "Inabón Yunes" <InabónYunes@Naboria.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:OawAg.41958$Nt.3412@bignews8.bellsouth.net...
    >>>> Well, you got a lot of work and inve$ments ahead of you.
    >>>> For starters, go here, http://saltaquarium.about.com/c/ec/1.htm
    >>>> It has many assumptions but its OK to start here.
    >>>> iy
    >>>> "Sandy" <sndy@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >>>> news:JduAg.315364$IK3.76390@pd7tw1no...
    >>>>> Hi,
    >>>>> I am new at saltwater. I have been trying to gather the things I need
    >>>>> but I am not sure all the items I need.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> sofar I have a 70gal tank with stand and canopy and a Jager200watt
    >>>>> heater, Coral life 48 inch aqualight T5.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> from what I understand I need test kits, filter, protein skimmer.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> other then live rock, water, salt and fish...what else do I need.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I plan to set up a reef tank...I understand it takes time to get
    >>>>> everything up and running and to take things very slow before adding
    >>>>> fish.....
    >>>>>
    >>>>> TIA
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >>

    >
    >
     
    Inabón Yunes, Aug 9, 2006
    #12
  13. Sandy

    Wayne Sallee Guest

    Inabón Yunes wrote on 8/8/2006 8:16 PM:
    > I built my own filter which has a skimmer built-in. It also has many other
    > cool stuff but it is still under development.
    > What I am trying to say is that I don't belief in any of those expensive
    > filters. Good luck!
    > But, since I am not selling my filter YET,


    That sure sounds familiar :) hehehehe


    But yes a lot of things can be made if one is crafty. And
    it can be fun making them.

    Wayne Sallee
    Wayne's Pets
    Wayne@WaynesPets.com
     
    Wayne Sallee, Aug 9, 2006
    #13
  14. Sandy

    Pszemol Guest

    "Inabón Yunes" <InabónYunes@Naboria.com> wrote in message news:rXQAg.41075$Bd.7410@bignews6.bellsouth.net...
    > Good, I suggest that you start with a FO tank, save money for the lighting system and then go to reef.
    > I didn't see any references to lighting, if you did, what kind of lighting are you going to use?
    > Then, is there the issue of inverts and their poor tolerance to chlorine. Reef keeping isn't easy and a good RO filter can save
    > you a lot on the long run when filtering destilled water.
    > Do yourself a favor, start with fish only (FO) then take a step to FWLR. Once you've mastered the saltwater issues it will be easy
    > to step into corals. They are expensive and hard to maintain.


    Maintaining corals-only tank with no fish is actually easier than FO.
     
    Pszemol, Aug 17, 2006
    #14
  15. Sandy

    Wayne Sallee Guest

    Yep, once you know how to take care of them that is.

    They don't chase down the other corals and kill them. All
    you have to do is give them enough space that they don't
    reach out and touch someone.

    If a sps coral gets an infection, you can just cut the
    infected part off. Can't do that with a fish.

    Want more corals, just cut the ones you have in half.
    Can't do that with the fish.

    Wayne Sallee
    Wayne's Pets
    Wayne@WaynesPets.com

    Pszemol wrote on 8/17/2006 5:10 PM:
    > "Inabón Yunes" <InabónYunes@Naboria.com> wrote in message
    > news:rXQAg.41075$Bd.7410@bignews6.bellsouth.net...
    >> Good, I suggest that you start with a FO tank, save money for the
    >> lighting system and then go to reef.
    >> I didn't see any references to lighting, if you did, what kind of
    >> lighting are you going to use?
    >> Then, is there the issue of inverts and their poor tolerance to
    >> chlorine. Reef keeping isn't easy and a good RO filter can save you a
    >> lot on the long run when filtering destilled water.
    >> Do yourself a favor, start with fish only (FO) then take a step to
    >> FWLR. Once you've mastered the saltwater issues it will be easy to
    >> step into corals. They are expensive and hard to maintain.

    >
    > Maintaining corals-only tank with no fish is actually easier than FO.
     
    Wayne Sallee, Aug 17, 2006
    #15
  16. It is but very expensive!
    "Pszemol" <Pszemol@PolBox.com> wrote in message
    news:ec24da.5rk.0@poczta.onet.pl...
    > "Inabón Yunes" <InabónYunes@Naboria.com> wrote in message
    > news:rXQAg.41075$Bd.7410@bignews6.bellsouth.net...
    >> Good, I suggest that you start with a FO tank, save money for the
    >> lighting system and then go to reef.
    >> I didn't see any references to lighting, if you did, what kind of
    >> lighting are you going to use?
    >> Then, is there the issue of inverts and their poor tolerance to chlorine.
    >> Reef keeping isn't easy and a good RO filter can save you a lot on the
    >> long run when filtering destilled water.
    >> Do yourself a favor, start with fish only (FO) then take a step to FWLR.
    >> Once you've mastered the saltwater issues it will be easy to step into
    >> corals. They are expensive and hard to maintain.

    >
    > Maintaining corals-only tank with no fish is actually easier than FO.
     
    Inabón Yunes, Aug 18, 2006
    #16
  17. Sandy

    Pszemol Guest

    "Inabón Yunes" <InabónYunes@Naboria.com> wrote in message news:Eg9Fg.21434$q96.2837@bignews4.bellsouth.net...
    > It is but very expensive!


    Well... there are many ways to make the cost less painfull.
     
    Pszemol, Aug 18, 2006
    #17
  18. I am working on it
    The other day I found a nice lighting system for my aquarium on Ebay. I
    didn't win but will keep trying
    iy
    "Pszemol" <Pszemol@PolBox.com> wrote in message
    news:ec42ka.5gs.0@poczta.onet.pl...
    > "Inabón Yunes" <InabónYunes@Naboria.com> wrote in message
    > news:Eg9Fg.21434$q96.2837@bignews4.bellsouth.net...
    >> It is but very expensive!

    >
    > Well... there are many ways to make the cost less painfull.
     
    Inabón Yunes, Aug 19, 2006
    #18
  19. Sandy

    Pszemol Guest

    "Inabón Yunes" <InabónYunes@Naboria.com> wrote in message news:iZrFg.22311$Nx4.10105@bignews8.bellsouth.net...
    > I am working on it
    > The other day I found a nice lighting system for my aquarium on Ebay.
    > I didn't win but will keep trying


    There are variety of corals which do not need extra-strong lighting.
    Most of the soft corals you can grow without MH/HID lights, with
    VHO/PC fluorescence light only...
    I have a tank with bubble tip anemone under pc fluorescence and it
    is growing fine and looks good.
     
    Pszemol, Aug 19, 2006
    #19
  20. keep talking, what is PC lighting?
    iy
    "Pszemol" <Pszemol@PolBox.com> wrote in message
    news:ec6utj.3ek.1@poczta.onet.pl...
    > "Inabón Yunes" <InabónYunes@Naboria.com> wrote in message
    > news:iZrFg.22311$Nx4.10105@bignews8.bellsouth.net...
    >> I am working on it
    >> The other day I found a nice lighting system for my aquarium on Ebay.
    >> I didn't win but will keep trying

    >
    > There are variety of corals which do not need extra-strong lighting.
    > Most of the soft corals you can grow without MH/HID lights, with
    > VHO/PC fluorescence light only...
    > I have a tank with bubble tip anemone under pc fluorescence and it
    > is growing fine and looks good.
     
    Inabón Yunes, Aug 20, 2006
    #20
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