Looking for some input on equipment =)

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    quality_reefer It's good stuff...

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    I'm looking to add some corals to my 20gallon and really give it some color. I currently have it stocked with a clownfish and a firefish. The equipment that I'm listing isn't the most expensive but the reviews were all very positive. What do you think?

    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001V95TZA/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&m=A3MD0713A3NPNS"]Protein Skimmer[/ame]
    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0036S70ZG/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER"]Power Head[/ame]
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    Im not sure about the skimmer but the powerhead is a good brand. What type of corals are you looking to buy? That light wont be good for many of them.
     
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    bobby I like to do bad things.

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    Agree, don't knnow anything about the skimmer, the koralias are great, but get the right size for your tank, and the light doesnt seem all that great. It says it has a reflector. Your going to want individual reflector. Also if you reed it the bulbs are sold separately. After buying the bulbs yo could have gotten a much better light for about the same price.

    If your looking to cut costs check the classifieds on here and other forms. You can get quality equipment for a fraction of the price that way.
     
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    phastroh Do Not Listen To Me!!!

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    Go for a Nova Extreme or even the Aquaticlife light systems are good because I had only a 4 Bulb T5 on my 80Gal but it had a reflector for each bulb, one plug and a timer for it with LED Moon Lights.

    I upgraded to the Nova Extreme and then got a larger tank so now it sits until I get a coral tank one day.

    About the skimmer. I never knew they made them so can't say but their lights are good.
     
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    quality_reefer It's good stuff...

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    I'm really just looking for the absolute easiest to care for corals since I'm still pretty new. Browsing around the corals section I saw that Palythoas, and Zoas were easy. I wouldnt mind a hammerhead though, love the look.


    I found this light by Nova Extreme. Again, my tank is 20gallons NovaExtremeT5x2
     
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    quality_reefer It's good stuff...

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    Link didnt work, I'll just use the full link
    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Nova-Extreme-T5-Saltwater-24Inch/dp/B000YZ100U/ref=sr_1_8?s=pet-supplies&ie=UTF8&qid=1325711442&sr=1-8"]Amazon.com: Nova Extreme T5 X2 for Saltwater 24Inch: Pet Supplies[/ame]
     
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    bobby I like to do bad things.

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    That is a good light. Nice color too. You will have no problem keepin zoas pallys or lps under that if your tank is a 20 long. If its a 20 high then lps would do better higher up in the tank. Goog light though.
     
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    quality_reefer It's good stuff...

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    Great to know! Thanks, I'll put in the order. I'm a little nervous about the skimmer but all of the reviews were great...we'll see =P
     
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