01-29-2008, 06:05 PM
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'Tis a truly great thing when a spouse either supports your investment in the hobby, or joins you in it. Congrats on the upcomming new arrival. The equipment list looks good to me, might want to add a few titanium heaters, and a few Hydor Koralia power heads to the list. As for the UV, well thats a personal preference. You should research the benefits to having one, and to not having one, and make a decision based on your plans and what you want out of the tank. Personally, I go without so that the bugs in the fuge have a chance to make it to the display and proliferate in the display as well (makes for a good source of food for my Scooter Dragonette). The benefits of a calcium reactor will vary based on your coral plans. If your planning to go with softies, I dont really see the need. The Stony corals are far more dependent of high levels of calcium for growth of their skeletal structure. Another option to consider in place of the Calcium reactor is a Kalkwasser reactor. Since youre planning a great buying spree, Might as well look into setting up an R/O filter for your top off water, and an ATO (auto top-off) system.