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Best Method for Cycling?
Old 03-05-2008, 01:18 PM   #11
 
Still a little lost on the terms, so want to make sure I got this right:

FO - Fish Only
FOWLR - Fish Only With Live Rock
Reef - No Fish (Reef meaning coral?)

What about a Fish and Reef tank?

Thank you!
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Old 03-05-2008, 02:02 PM   #12
 
Also, when people say to get "RO" water...what does that mean?

Thanks!
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Old 03-05-2008, 05:07 PM   #13
 
Reverse Osmosis water is water that has all the bad junk taken out of it through a special filter.

its alot better for sensitive fish and inverts
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Old 03-05-2008, 05:08 PM   #14
 
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What kind of starfish, and what system are you running? Tank size?
either choco chip or red astria. fowlr and 29 gallon. it hasnt even started so it would be added to the tank right after cycling
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Old 03-05-2008, 05:25 PM   #15
 
50 gallon, reef with fish. maybe 2 corals?

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Old 03-05-2008, 06:23 PM   #16
 
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Still a little lost on the terms, so want to make sure I got this right:
FO - Fish Only
FOWLR - Fish Only With Live Rock
Reef - No Fish (Reef meaning coral?)
What about a Fish and Reef tank?
Thank you!
All are correct. Reef can have corals and fish.
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Also, when people say to get "RO" water...what does that mean?
Thanks!
Ro is Reverse Osmosis. You want to make sure you have RO/DI water (DI=Deionized Water) for best results. It is just water with no impuriteis. You can buy it from your LFS or buy a special fitler for it.
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50 gallon, reef with fish. maybe 2 corals?
thanks
I need to know what kind of Starfish you want.
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What kind of starfish, and what system are you running? Tank size?
either choco chip or red astria. fowlr and 29 gallon. it hasnt even started so it would be added to the tank right after cycling
That should do fine, as long as you add no other inverts or corals.
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Old 03-06-2008, 02:20 PM   #17
 
Thank you very much!!

Does anyone know of any good online sorces for tanks, filters, etc.?
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Old 03-06-2008, 05:04 PM   #18
 
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That should do fine, as long as you add no other inverts or corals.
well obviously i shouldnt put in clams or urchins but why not any other inverts? astria wont bother a cuke, shrimp or snails would it?
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Old 03-06-2008, 05:50 PM   #19
 
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Thank you very much!!

Does anyone know of any good online sorces for tanks, filters, etc.?
Drs. Foster and Smith is amazing. They have like everything. Good prices too. Here is the home page, just go to the fish section: http://www.drsfostersmith.com/
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That should do fine, as long as you add no other inverts or corals.
well obviously i shouldnt put in clams or urchins but why not any other inverts? astria wont bother a cuke, shrimp or snails would it?
Astrea's are safe for reef tanks and shouldn't harm corals or other inverts.
Chocolate Chips, on the other hand, should only be in FOWLR and no other inverts.
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