Dixie's 10gal mixed reef

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    dixiegirl21191 Reef Junkie

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    Finally starting to get my stuff

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    chichimom79 reef junkie

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    Yay!! Get some water in there!! :)
     
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    Have to wait until next paycheck, darn bills lol
     
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    Samhain Satin, Lace, and Sequins

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    We all have to start somewhere. I really like that rock all the way to the left. It has a neat shape!
     
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    Thanks! I got it today. I have a big barnacle that I forgot I had and I think I'm going to put it on top of that rock for my future fishies to hide in. I just fits so nicely up there.
     
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    Bluesaltwater87 Aquarium System Design

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    looks like your doin really good. keep it up. :)
     
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    Cant wait to see your tank grow!
     
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    Ok I need advice. I bought a light for my tank at a yard sale, only paid $3, can't beat it. It's just a regular light you normally see on freshwater 10 gallon tanks. I am planning on buying a T5 bulb if I can find one that fits and have to get a canopy to set the light on. But now I was thinking about getting a different light fixture to go on the tank because I don't think I want to have a lid on the tank. Should I stick with the light and get a canopy or get one of the fancy looking lights that kind of hover over the water and hold onto the side of the tank. Links to some good (cheaper) ones would be appreciated! Oh and the bulb that fits in the fixture that i have now is only 18", is there a T5 that will fit?
     
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    The SW and FW lighting requirements are very different. I would get a new fixture similar to the one that samhain uses: https://www.livingreefs.com/samhains-little-kitchen-reef-t39638.html , also checkout beeguiles build thread.
    As for the lid most go with a screen instead of a glass cover, the glass will inhibit the exchange of gasses at the water surface and wreak havoc on your ph and temp.
     
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    So I'm pretty sure my husband thinks I'm obsessed already because all I do during the day is troll this forum and other sites trying to absorb everything I can! Come on June!!
     
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    Welcome to the club! :mrgreen:
     
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    dixiegirl21191 Reef Junkie

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    Has anyone bought from Bulk Reef Supply? How did you like them?
     
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    Samhain Satin, Lace, and Sequins

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    I've ordered from them a couple times and always had great service. I would give them a good recommendation.
     
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    Thanks, I'm thinking about buying some rock from them.
     
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    Samhain Satin, Lace, and Sequins

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    Their pukani dry is excellent.
     
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    What is the difference between that and the reef saver?
     
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    chichimom79 reef junkie

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    I have bought from BRS a couple of times. I give them a thumbs up!
     
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    Samhain Satin, Lace, and Sequins

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    Idk what the difference is, but the pukani dry is really porous, easy to aquascape with, and has lots of nooks and crannies for coral frags.
     
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    FishyReef Broke Reefer!

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    +1 on the pukani rock - it is by far my favorite!! You get a lot of rock for the price because it is so porous - you'll love it if you get it :)
     
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    So I do not have enough money to invest into an RO system. Can I use distilled water bought from the store?
     
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