New Reefer advice needed

Discussion in 'New to Reefing' started by Farang, Apr 5, 2011.

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    Farang

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    hello everyone, I am just starting out in the reefing hobby aka salt water fish tank and require some helpful advice from the internet world. I am from Canada and I have reached a tentative deal with a LFS regarding the following set up;

    Red Sea Max 130d brand new with stand + the following items
    40 lbs of sand/coral base
    salt
    30 pounds of live rock (Fiji)
    an instrument to measure water levels (chems)
    delivery and set up

    Canadian price 1300.00 Taxes included

    What do you think of this choice for a starter aquarium and price of the tank? Is it a good set up and what else should I be considering?

    Thanks alot everyone and I appreciate any advices and help you can provide me with.
     
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    little_fish Moderator

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    Hello and welcome!

    I think that is a pretty good price if they are giving you good testing supplies and sand (dont use crushed coral!)

    But here are some great links to check out
    https://www.livingreefs.com/water-chemistry-t31270.html
    https://www.livingreefs.com/basic-equipment-list-t19611.html
    https://www.livingreefs.com/why-using-tap-water-bad-idea-t19865.html
    https://www.livingreefs.com/choose-your-fish-t27083.html
    https://www.livingreefs.com/ideal-books-reef-keepers-t19535.html

    I know its a lot of reading, but the more research you do the better off you will be. This is a costly hobby to make mistakes in.
     
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    ErinCahir Sausage Wrangler

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    Hello! I agree with little_fish.
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    The Red Sea Max tanks are very nice. Good choice!
     
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    I agree nice choice .. Nice setup
     
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    Welcome to the site...I'd go for it. :)
     
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    I saw a red sea tank at my LFS the other day, looked pretty tasty:)
     
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