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Help with new reef tank please! :)
Old 02-23-2009, 01:57 AM   #11
 
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the flame may work but its a risk, i personally would bring it back. i think i have those power heads which i use for salt mixing. im not sure of the brand but i suggest getting two hydor K4 powerheads and def. a protein skimmer. as i have already said you going to want to look up names and model skimmers and reading reviews for them, some are garbage, some golden. IMO, protein skimming and lighting is the most important in a reef setup, good flow as well.
sounds like you got some mushrooms and some green star polyps. they are adjusting to your tank, just be patient.
sounds like you have the right attitude, alot more research and alot less buying ( atleast for now ) which will really save your wallet, a number of headaches, and livestock.
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Old 02-23-2009, 01:58 AM   #12
 
but ya the system is about 2-3 years old so idk how good that is.. and sry for asking so many dumb Q's
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Old 02-23-2009, 02:00 AM   #13
 
wait so what should i do with my 402 powerheads?
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Old 02-23-2009, 02:01 AM   #14
 
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no dumb questions, only dumb answers.

keep asking, keep reading as much as you can, i cannot stress how important it is.

i personally would also check your area for a local reefing club. they are great to learn things, meet people with the same interest, buy/trade/sell equipment and frags usually cheap and so forth. my club is $12 a year and WELL worth it. wouldnt hurt to look into, you can search online.
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Old 02-23-2009, 02:02 AM   #15
 
and ya i do have a protien skimmer its an armicale just no clue on the modle number haha sry its kinda an old set up it was my older brothes
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Old 02-23-2009, 02:02 AM   #16
 
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wait so what should i do with my 402 powerheads?
if they are the ones i think you are talking about, they are not strong enough for a 120 gallon reef tank. you can use them to mix your new saltwater but your going to need something stronger in the tank.
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Old 02-23-2009, 02:05 AM   #17
 
will do and deff find out about a reefing club thanks man! and about how much are thoes K4's?
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Old 02-23-2009, 02:08 AM   #18
 
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here they are for $47.99
Hydor Koralia Aquarium Circulation Pumps | Power Heads | Water Pumps & Power Heads | Aquarium - ThatPetPlace.com

im not saying to use this site or not to use it, just an example. again, finding a reef club possibly will allow you to pick them up used.
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Old 02-23-2009, 02:12 AM   #19
 
kk i will buy thoes k4's for sure 2morrow and were do u think i could find out about a reefing club?
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Old 02-23-2009, 03:25 AM   #20
 
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where are you located? if in the USA there tends to be a few in every state.
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