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Old 06-18-2009, 02:04 PM   #21
 
Im sticking with fowlr for the time being and probably at least the next couple of months. I feel a little overwhelmed right now, for I realized that I still need to get a quarantine tank! I plan on having 2 clowns one royal gramma and a pygmy angel (havent decided on which angel yet) I dont think I will do a sump, I will be getting my PS tomorow and its only a h.o.t. So I will probably go with 1 hk 3 and if I ever decide to go with corals ill just add another. This time tomorrow I hope to be setting up all of the rock and what not and filing the tank with water. I wont have the powerhead until the middle of next week though.

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Old 06-18-2009, 03:25 PM   #22
 
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So I will probably go with 1 hk 3 and if I ever decide to go with corals ill just add another.
I think you should be fine with the hk three. Better flow helps the Live Rock break down organic matter by eliminating dead spots in the tank. Also try pointing it up towards the top of the tank for surface agitation. This will help with aeration.

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This time tomorrow I hope to be setting up all of the rock and what not and filing the tank with water.
Use RO/DI water! Even if you plan on going with a Reef tank years down the road, water you use now will impact that.

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I plan on having 2 clowns one royal gramma and a pygmy angel (havent decided on which angel yet)
Watch your fish selection if you are going to change to reef. Most angels aren't reef safe, and will nip at corals...
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Old 06-18-2009, 06:03 PM   #23
 
I would have to get 45 gallons of the RO water somehow... I have no way of transporting that water from the lfs :/. and doesnt that cost more money? im thinking the coral idea may just have to be trashed for me.... i love the hobby but its getting to be a tad bit to expensive already
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Old 06-18-2009, 06:18 PM   #24
 
Idk if I mentioned it, but I have well water if that makes any difference. Well water tested as 7.4 and alkalinity at 120.
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Old 06-18-2009, 07:07 PM   #25
 
heres a link to something I found. a simple pvc tap water filtr... idk what good it would do on my well water though... what do you guys think?

How To Make a Simple PVC Tap Water Purification Filter
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