Weird thing in MY TANK

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    Do me a favor???

    List me all the things needed for a 55 gallon reef tank!!
     
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    Got to the water...I know tap isnt the best. What about WELL water?? It dont have all what tap water has!!
     
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    well water can be even worse, I would invest in an RO/DI machine or many LFS will sell RO/DI water for cheap
     
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    OK....my light takes a fluorescent bulb. Is this good??
     
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    depends on the type of bulb, not all bulbs are equal
     
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    It is an Eclipse Marineland F40T10
     
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    I doubt that that light will be enough to support any corals, you will need at least a 4 bulb fixture.
     
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    I will look around for a good cheap Lighting.

    Prob wont need one til i get livestock in there anyways. Right??
     
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    Unless you have corals, there really isnt any need for good lighting, just enough so you can see :)
     
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    I dont know much about skimmers, so hopefully someone else can help you with that. But that is a good powerhead, you will need a few though. And I would buy the testing kits new because they can go bad, and I would want to check that before I purchased a kit.
     
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    I was looking to buy 2...is that plenty
     
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    Two would be ok, but more flow is always better
     
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    not sure I would trust that
     
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    Is this a good heater for a 55 gallon??
    Aquarium Heater - 300W
    The link u sent me it said 5 watts per gallon which would be 275 watts for a 55!!
     
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    that heater would be fine the first powerheads that you posted will be fine only thing with those is the suction cups have a tendancy to loosen so just keep an eye on them, like Hannah said 2 will work for you.. That skimmer I wouldnt waste the money on, get yourself a descent skimmer you will be happy you did..
    On a 55 gallon I would have no problem using a light like this one just make sure to change out the bulbs ( not many fixtures come with descent bulbs)..
    Odyssea T5 Aquarium Lighting
    aquatraders has become a much more descent fixture for the price..
     
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    OK guys....

    I purchases API saltwater kit for 23.94

    300 water heater 16.99

    and 2 powerheads 33.85
     
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    What about a air pump?? is it good for a saltwater??

    And little_fish, the API test kit is 30 day money back. So if it is out of date i can send it back!!
     
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