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    Hi, I'm new to saltwater. I've been keeping African cichlids for 12 years and I was recently given a 36g bowfront tank with a Solar Xtreme Deep Blue with T5 lights by a friend. I think I am ready to get into saltwater, so what do I need from here. I want a reef tank with corals and invertebrates as well as fish. Any recommendations and advice would be helpful. Thanks!
     
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    Check out the articles. There's one with a list of equipment, but you would need powerheads and a heater, along with tests for ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, pH, dKh, calcium, magnesium, phosphates and if you want, a protein skimmer.
     
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    fastrd400 It wasn't me! Moderator

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    You should list every piece of equipment you have, ie sump, skimmer, power heads, lighting........

    That would give us an idea on how better to direct you.
     
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    +1 to the boys.

    Also welcome aboard!
     
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    Hi and welcome to the site!
     
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    Hello and welcome! :thumbsup:
     
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    Hello and welcome to the site...glad to have you aboard.
     
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    Hello there welcome.
     
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    Weeeeelcome!
     
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