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    Fowlr

    thinking of starting a larger fish only tank. trying to figure out if i need a calcium reactor as standard for this type of set-up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by upthecreekwithoutapaddle View Post
    thinking of starting a larger fish only tank. trying to figure out if i need a calcium reactor as standard for this type of set-up?
    Absolutely not. A calcium reactor is to keep up with the demands of a coral tank(especially sps)with calcium supplementation to build their skeletons. Fish could care less about it.
    120g AGA~145 lbs Haitian LR~DA Reef Keeper 2 Controller~Dual 14k 250 DE MH's~Dual Overflows~Dual 250w Jager Heaters~Dual 96W Actinics~30g Sump/Refugium~Mag 12 Return~140 lbs Reefgrade Caribsea Aragonite~BubbleKing 180 Skimmer~Phosban Reactor~GEO Kalk Reactor~Powerheads:MP40w/Seio 820/modified Powersweep 270 with Hydor rotating deflector~Digital lighting timer for moon/fuge lighting~7 stage RODI filtration~Quarantine: modified 12.5g Marineland Eclipse

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    i would be fine with a sump and a skimmer?

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    also, do you need ro/di for fowlr.?

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    Quote Originally Posted by upthecreekwithoutapaddle View Post
    i would be fine with a sump and a skimmer?
    Yup. A sump to hide all your equipment, as well as give a hiding place for various organisms your fish can't eat to extinction. Also serves as a great place to install a quality skimmer for POOP collection.:b15:
    120g AGA~145 lbs Haitian LR~DA Reef Keeper 2 Controller~Dual 14k 250 DE MH's~Dual Overflows~Dual 250w Jager Heaters~Dual 96W Actinics~30g Sump/Refugium~Mag 12 Return~140 lbs Reefgrade Caribsea Aragonite~BubbleKing 180 Skimmer~Phosban Reactor~GEO Kalk Reactor~Powerheads:MP40w/Seio 820/modified Powersweep 270 with Hydor rotating deflector~Digital lighting timer for moon/fuge lighting~7 stage RODI filtration~Quarantine: modified 12.5g Marineland Eclipse

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    Yes. RO/DI is the way to go.
    Resistance is futile, you will be assimilated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by upthecreekwithoutapaddle View Post
    also, do you need ro/di for fowlr.?
    Depending on what you happen to have coming out of your tap, it's hard to say. Your fish will like you a lot more using ro/di. It's not too big of an investment to save you some big water quality problems.
    120g AGA~145 lbs Haitian LR~DA Reef Keeper 2 Controller~Dual 14k 250 DE MH's~Dual Overflows~Dual 250w Jager Heaters~Dual 96W Actinics~30g Sump/Refugium~Mag 12 Return~140 lbs Reefgrade Caribsea Aragonite~BubbleKing 180 Skimmer~Phosban Reactor~GEO Kalk Reactor~Powerheads:MP40w/Seio 820/modified Powersweep 270 with Hydor rotating deflector~Digital lighting timer for moon/fuge lighting~7 stage RODI filtration~Quarantine: modified 12.5g Marineland Eclipse

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    got it ro/di it is
    thanks everyone:b16:

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    as long as it's going to be and stay a FOWLR, you can get away with just RO but using RODI will give you that little extra added protection.
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    funny you say as long as it stays a FoWLR. the more i read i don;t know if i can resist the corals. funny how one wants it all. :b7:

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