rubiconkids new 75g tank

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    rubiconkids

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    Well I guess we have been biten with the bug so here is some pics of the tank only thing we have in it right now is the saltwater mixed with RO water. We have a Marineland pro series power filter, heater and just a regular light for now. We need everything else so Any suggestion on what type protein skimmer, lights, etc. to get would be great. .Here is a pic of the tank so far.
     

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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    Not a bad start.
    Are you planning on a reef,fish only,or fish and live rock?
    BTW,welcome to the site.
     
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    Right now we are planning on fish with live rock, to get our feet wet :mrgreen:, then turn it into a reef tank.
     
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    Welcome to the site, nice size tank,
     
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    Welcome to the site. I really like the stand. Nice tank size to start with. As for skimmers most like Octopus and for lights T5 once you start wanting corals. The lights you have now should work for fish only with LR.
     
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    nice looking stand! keep us updated.
     
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    It looks good! Like Piggy said, you will want to get a protein skimmer and lights eventually. Protein skimmer should come first, especially if you start stocking a moderate amount of fish. Since your tank isn't drilled, you'll want to look at HOB (Hang On Back) skimmers. The best brand of HOB skimmers that's affordable right now are Octopus. For lights, I recommend getting a set of T5s. They will allow you to keep any corals you want.
     
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    Nice looking tank and stand! Hello and welcome :D
     
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    welcome
     
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