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37 gallon new to saltwater
Old 01-06-2009, 03:05 PM   #11
 
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could you point me to a link that would have an RO filter for sale that you would reccomend? I can spend about $250, also do you know how they hook up? I looked on marinedepot and they have a few there but I am unsure how they hook up and setup.

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Old 01-06-2009, 03:41 PM   #12
 
You have different size tank than my 37. Your dimensions are perfect for reef set up. Depending on on type of coral, may need MH. If desire Clams and SPS, definitely MH, but with LPS and softies, can achieve good result with T5, PC, and even with flo blbs, provided that you have few on top with proper color temp. 24" in width is perfect. Can build rock formation w/ enough room in the front for fish to play.

As far as RO/DI, it is not cheap, not just to buy, but to run (replacement of membranes, and cartridges and water loss unless you don't pay Water Bill). How often to replace, depends on your water. Water with heavy meneral contents, pretty often. ALthough it is good investment for S/W, can use TapWater Filter by API which goes for about $40 w/ $20 for replace cart. It's an option. May want to do so called Hardness (alkalinity) test (Kits avalable at lfs) before deciding.

Google for RO/DI sytem. It is used for drinking water now days. Even HomeDepot has such products. Check out the installation and how it works brefore purchasing.
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Old 01-06-2009, 03:55 PM   #13
 
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yeah your right RO/DI systems aren't cheap, but I might just go with the API tapwater filter cause I have only a 37 and a 75 gallon tank the other RO?DI systems would be overkill. I checked at my LFS to see if they sold the water and they don't.

Tnanks for your continuing help cerianthus and others.
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Old 01-06-2009, 04:18 PM   #14
 
You do know that 7.4 is low for marine? Target is 8.2-8.4.

And they make a SALTWATER test kit for a reason. You should pick one of those up instead.
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Old 01-06-2009, 04:30 PM   #15
 
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will do, cody thanks
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Old 01-06-2009, 05:59 PM   #16
 
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Cody in another one of your posts (protien skimmers) you recommend the tunze 9005 protien skimmer. Will that work for my setup? and does it or can it hang over the side of the aquarium?
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Old 01-28-2009, 03:38 PM   #17
 
I am converting a 37 gallon Eclipse system to salt. So far, live rock, 2 damsels, a firefish and an emerald crab. I have added the canister filter and one nano powerhead. Have purchased the glass hood to replace the eclipse hood. Problem being, I cannot find a 30 inch hood w/lighting sufficient to reach the 24" depth. Cannot afford halyde. Does the lighting HAVE to be 30 inches or will 24 inches suffice? Any suggestions?
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Old 01-28-2009, 03:39 PM   #18
 
Oh, I forgot to add that I will be adding corals at some point, after I add the protein skimmer and all levels are safe.
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Old 01-28-2009, 05:10 PM   #19
 
Think about what types of coral thus can obtain light that will accommondate these corals. no need to buy twice or limit the variety of corals if possible.
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Old 01-28-2009, 05:50 PM   #20
 
I want both soft and hard corals at some point.....that's why the question about the lighting for 30" tank that's 24" deep
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