Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Shadechic23, Apr 5, 2012.
Do me a favor???
List me all the things needed for a 55 gallon reef tank!!
read this: https://www.livingreefs.com/water-chemistry-t31270.html
and this: https://www.livingreefs.com/basic-equipment-list-t19611.html
And then I will answer more questions about setting up a tank
Got to the water...I know tap isnt the best. What about WELL water?? It dont have all what tap water has!!
well water can be even worse, I would invest in an RO/DI machine or many LFS will sell RO/DI water for cheap
OK....my light takes a fluorescent bulb. Is this good??
depends on the type of bulb, not all bulbs are equal
It is an Eclipse Marineland F40T10
I doubt that that light will be enough to support any corals, you will need at least a 4 bulb fixture.
I will look around for a good cheap Lighting.
Prob wont need one til i get livestock in there anyways. Right??
Unless you have corals, there really isnt any need for good lighting, just enough so you can see
Check these links out!!! Tell me if they are good deal an if they are good ones to use.
RESUN Aquarium Protein Skimmer Separator Pump SK-300 | eBay
Wave Maker Powerhead Aquarium Pump Reef 800 GPH 3000L/H Circulation Marine Tank | eBay
API SALTWATER MASTER TEST KIT - Best Deal! | eBay
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.
I was looking to buy 2...is that plenty
Two would be ok, but more flow is always better
Circulating 3000 L/H Aquarium Fish Tank Vibration Powerhead Pump Wave Maker New | eBay
this one is 10 dollar!!! i believe it is the same.
not sure I would trust that
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!!
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..
I purchases API saltwater kit for 23.94
300 water heater 16.99
and 2 powerheads 33.85
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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