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Old 12-28-2008, 06:17 PM   #31
 
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you have to do salt have to!!!
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Old 12-28-2008, 06:45 PM   #32
 
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Thanks for the input. I'm still rolling it all around my head. Is a FOWLR system is "easier"?? I have some neighbors a few streets away from me who I do not know. When I drive by this house I can see through the living room window and they have a nice, huge reef tank. I'm toying with the idea of knocking on his door so I can look at it and talk to him about it. I know if someone knocked on my door who I didn't know and they wanted to see my tank I'd be just fine with it. I wonder if they would be??
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Old 12-28-2008, 07:48 PM   #33
 
FOWLR is defiantley easier. No high lighting requirements. Calcium, iodine, etc doesn't have to be high. Higher nitrates can be tolerated.

There are a lot of things that make FOWLR easier, those are just the basic.
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Old 12-28-2008, 11:20 PM   #34
 
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time wise isnt so bad. i guess i do spend alot of time with the tank because i dont do anything else with my life lol, but the majority of it is watching. water changes are simple. i make some R/O water, put a few scoops of salt in a tub with it, throw in a power head, forget about it for a day or two. use a refractometer (if you go salt get this on EBAY and skip over buying a "hydrometer") to check my salt level which takes 5 seconds with 1 drop of water. if its good i throw a power head into a section of my sump to pump out water. then put the powerhead into the bucket to pump new water back into my tank. it really doesnt take long. the front glass needs to be cleaned pretty much daily but all that takes is alittle movement of a mag-float, then maybe once every 2 or 3 weeks or so you need to use a scraper on alittle coraline growth. theres a few more things to test for Calcium,magnesium,alk are the 3 main which all 3 have to be supplimented for, as you research you'll find out more about this stuff. when it really comes down to it IMO its all about good lights, good flow, and a good protein skimmer.

and cody i swear to you that there are a FEW reef safe triggers.. i want to say one is a crosshatch trigger and another is a blue throat trigger but im not 100% on the names

i guess what it really really comes down to is the luck of the draw for example angels are known coral nippers but some have been successful keeping them, every fish has their own personality but anyways like i said i have seen 2 varieties of triggers in reef setups and im sure theres a few more.

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Old 12-28-2008, 11:29 PM   #35
 
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time wise isnt so bad. i guess i do spend alot of time with the tank because i dont do anything else with my life lol, but the majority of it is watching. water changes are simple. i make some R/O water, put a few scoops of salt in a tub with it, throw in a power head, forget about it for a day or two. use a refractometer (if you go salt get this on EBAY and skip over buying a "hydrometer") to check my salt level which takes 5 seconds with 1 drop of water. if its good i throw a power head into a section of my sump to pump out water. then put the powerhead into the bucket to pump new water back into my tank. it really doesnt take long. the front glass needs to be cleaned pretty much daily but all that takes is alittle movement of a mag-float, then maybe once every 2 or 3 weeks or so you need to use a scraper on alittle coraline growth. theres a few more things to test for Calcium,magnesium,alk are the 3 main which all 3 have to be supplimented for, as you research you'll find out more about this stuff. when it really comes down to it IMO its all about good lights, good flow, and a good protein skimmer.
kymmie - I think this is a great paragraph describing saltwater tanks
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Old 12-29-2008, 04:09 AM   #36
 
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heres what a quick search on the triggers lead to:
Triggerfish for the Reef Tank: Reef Safe Triggerfish from the genera Xanthichthys and Melichthys


this guy has a price tag:
Crosshatch Triggerfish - Xanthichthys mento
this isnt so bad:
Blue Jaw Triggerfish - Xanthichthys auromarginatus

again its def. possible as ive seen it with my own eyes lol, however ill be the one that doesnt try it.
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