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    Oct 2005


    Hi Guys,

    Finally I found people that know what they are talking about. I'm still in the process of studying on what I want to do. I have'nt bought a tank yet but I'm going to buy one in the next couple of weeks. I don't know if I want a Fish only tank or what. Looks like the fish only tank is the easiest route to go towards. If I go with fish only what equipment do I need to get (for example: Filters, Power heads, all the bells and whistles). I have looked on the web with all these people putting corals you need so much lighting and slumps and everything. If I can get your help it will be greatly appreciated.

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    Former Moderator swiseman's Avatar
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    Apr 2005
    Here is the best advice I can offer. You live in Toronto, buy nothing that is new. I see adds for complete systems for $1000 all the time. Just wait a month or two and you will get everything for less than half.
    If my wife asks, it was only $20.

    220 Gal Mostly SPS Reef, 66 gal sump with refuge, 33 gal refugium, Gen-X Mak-5 Return, 3 x IceCap 250 MH, 2 x 110 VHO, Deltec APF600 Skimmer and a Deltec AP-600, Geo 6-18 Calcium Reactor, 2 x Tunze Stream 6100, Profilux Plus II EX Controller.

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    Senior Member mickyfin's Avatar
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    First decide for sure what you want to keep. Many ppl make the mistake of going I'll just get a FO tank, then it's softies, maybe a few SPS ooooh those clams are nice...

    Sit down and decide what you want to keep in your tank for the next 5 years. Seriously.

    Then look at people with similar livestock and evaluate their setups from there.

    Good luck!
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    Senior Member piatchie's Avatar
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    First of all................. :happy2: WELCOME :newbie:

    My best advice......go as big as you can! your only going to end up upgrading later anyway! Plus a bigger tank is easier then a small one

    Why is it called "cargo" when it goes by ship, and "shipment" when it goes by car?

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    Senior Member Bonaqua's Avatar
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    You can check classifieds at
    They are Toronto based, and you can find some good used stuff there.

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    Senior Member Bram's Avatar
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    I also think that you should think BIG
    Upgrades come fast when you see something you like but you don't have the space.
    but be patient
    there are lots in the classifieds
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