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    rashbabu

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    hi,
    i have several questions:
    1) where (what city?) do you live?
    2) is it rural, suburb, urb?
    3) is your house designed to be aquarium friendly?
    4) where do you purchase you aquarium supplies? from the internet or aquarium pet stores? ...if from a store how far is your travel
    5) what size is your tank (how many gallons)?
    6) how much does it cost you to maintain your aquarium per month (including water, and electricity bills)?

    thanks for any information you are willing to provide...
    your answers will help me alot

    -rashed
     
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    sailfin What reef tank?

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    School research?
     
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    rashbabu

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    i just want to find out affordability and convenience of fish keeping...before i decide to purchase a big tank
    i am also very concerned about how you handle situations in which you go on vacations - if you use auto feeders...won't that allow water evaporations?
     
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    Chris

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    I travel every week and use a 45 gallon trash can with a float switch and a pump to autotop off, on my 125 gallon tank this last over a week. If I were ever to leave for longer than a week I could use multiple trash cans and set up a siphon between each. I also use an autofeeder while im gone. I have someone come by daily and dose my tank but I could buy dosers to do this for me. So its possible to travel but I hope to get a new job soon so I do not have to travel so much.
     
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    So your saying that your 125 lost around 45 gallons in a week???? was this just ro water for the topoff? or premixed SW.
     
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    Chris

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    My 125 has an open top w/ MH lights and looses about 20-25 gallons of water a week, I use RO/DI water to replace the orginal.
     
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    Wow I would have never thought it would loose so much... Would having the glass tops help? or would the MH setup cause them to be to hot?
     
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    My 29 loses 4-5 gallons with Power Compact lighting and MH runs much hotter more evapuration ugg! cant spell and spell check is not working
     
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    Well thats good to know lol. I may just buy a big plactic barrel to hold RO water. Like a 50 gallon maybe, and that way I could just transfer it back and forth in the truck to the pet store once every 2 weeks or so.
     
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    You can make your own ro/di water, I bought my filter off of ebay for a little over $100. Oh, make sure you get a garbage can with wheels. And, yes you will save tons of water if you use glass tops, be carefull heat if you do use them.
     
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