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    Lightbulb "If I was to do it all over again I would ..."

    I am not sure if anyone posted this one before … so I will put it out there and see if anyone bites … I think that this will benefit a lot of us who are new to the hobby.

    Complete the following:

    “If I was to do it all over again I would …”


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    Last edited by G.H. Dorr; September 18th, 2005 at 06:36 PM.

    Set up date: September 2005 Display Size: 90 gal 48" Long Total Water In System: 90 Do you have a sump? NO
    Do you have a refugium? NO Amount of Liverock: 90 lbs Depth of Sandbed: Very Shallow ~10lbs Salinity level: 1.024
    ALK level: Don't test Ammonia: Don't test Nitrate: ~20ppm Nitrite: Don't test
    What lighting are you using? What skimmer are you using? Calcium Reactor? Calcium level: Don't test
    Giesemann 230 - 2x150W HQI 14.5K Giesemann MH + 2x54W Giesemann T5 Deltec MCE600 (Hang On) No
    Fish and Inverts: 6 Fish: 2 Ocellaris Clowns, Flagfin Angel, Flame Angel, Banner, Purple Dottyback Corals: None
    Other Equipment: Circulation: Total 3,840 GPH (1) 2 Hydor Koralia 4 @ 1,200 (2) Hydor Koralia 2 @ 860 (3) Hydor Koralia 2 @ 400 (4) JBJ @ 290 GPH Other Information: R.O. Water Instant Ocean Salt. Temp: @ 80

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    Re: "If I was to do it all over again I would ..."

    If I was to do it all over again I would ---- do more research before buying any equipment.
    3 years into this hobby I have purchaced at least 2 of everything and 1 of something I didn't need.
    So back to that research thing.

    Jim

    I don't have a tank yet

    200gal reef, DIY sump, DIY calcium reactor,DIY Euro Style skimmer.

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    Tank is cycling. Can I buy a Moorish Idol yet?
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    Talking Re: "If I was to do it all over again I would ..."

    Read, Read, Read! Knowledge is power. And follow the yellow brick road to ORG ! It will save you thousands!
    Post on AP!
    The End!

    Set up date: January 2007 Display Size: 150 Total Water In System: 240 Do you have a sump? YES
    Do you have a refugium? YES Amount of Liverock: 200Lbs Depth of Sandbed: 3 Salinity level: 1.025
    ALK level: 11 Ammonia: 0 Nitrate: 0 Nitrite: 0
    What lighting are you using? What skimmer are you using? Calcium Reactor? Calcium level: 415
    XM20000K 250W X 2, 2X 400W 2000K XM EuroReef CS12-6RC Deltec PF601
    Fish and Inverts: Purple, Clown Tang, 3 Angles, Regal, Flame, pygmy. Spotted Maderian, Matlic shrimp gobi & pistol shrimp. Corals: Mixed SPS
    Other Equipment: Profilux II Plus controller
    150 Gal display tank, 65 Gal Sump, 65 Gal Refuge.
    PCX 100 main return, BlueLine 70 Cloosed loop
    Deltec PF 601 Calcium Reactor, EuroReef CS12-6RC, 2 X 400W 20000K XM's MHL, 2 X 250W-20000K XM's MHL, 2 X 30W Atinics,2 X 54W ATI Atinics T-5's, 2 X 4LED Moon beams, ProfiluxII plus computer controller.

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    Re: "If I was to do it all over again I would ..."

    Drill my tank and set up a sump at the very begining.

    I don't have a tank yet


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    Re: "If I was to do it all over again I would ..."

    Buy bigger tank and bigger skimmer.

    Set up date: January 2007 Display Size: 65 gallons Total Water In System: 85 gallons Do you have a sump? YES
    Do you have a refugium? YES Amount of Liverock: Depth of Sandbed: 1" Salinity level:
    ALK level: Ammonia: Nitrate: Nitrite:
    What lighting are you using? What skimmer are you using? Calcium Reactor? Calcium level:
    2x XM 175W 20000K Metal Halide Bulbs 2x Super Actinic VHO bulbs 2 XM 175W 20k, 2 VHO Super Actin Euro Reef ES5-2 Protein Skimmer No
    Fish and Inverts: Clowns, Tang, Anthias Corals: SPS, LPS and Softies
    Other Equipment: Tank (48"x18"x18") 25 gallons Sump (29"x12"x17") Euro Reef ES5-2 Protein Skimmer 2x XM 175W 20,000K MH Bulbs 2x Super Actinic VHO bulbs Ice Cap 660 ballast Gen-X GX2400 Submersible Water Pump 2x MaxiJet 1200 Powerheads 1x MaxiJet 600 Powerheads Aqua-Safe 5 Stage RO/DI System Enaly EOZ-300Y Ozone Generator Milwaukee SMS510 ORP Controller Ebo Jager 200W Heater
    Ralf Nowak



    65gal Tank, 20gal Sump, EuroReef ES5-2 Skimmer, 2x 175W 20K XM MH, 2x
    Super Actinic VHO, Ice Cap 660 ballast, 2x MaxiJet 1200 Powerheads, Enaly
    Ozone Generator, Milwaukee ORP Controller
    more details => http://home.mountaincable.net/~ralf/reef.html

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    Re: "If I was to do it all over again I would ..."

    Not take any advice given by an employee of BA's.







    Kev

    Set up date: July 2005 Display Size: 235 Total Water In System: 300 +/- Do you have a sump? YES
    Do you have a refugium? YES Amount of Liverock: 240 lbs Depth of Sandbed: Bare bottom. Salinity level: 1.026
    ALK level: ? Ammonia: 0 Nitrate: <5 Nitrite: 0
    What lighting are you using? What skimmer are you using? Calcium Reactor? Calcium level: 400
    Icecap 250w Eballasts; PFO Mini Pendants; Phoenix 14K DE 250w ERCS12-3 MAS CR6422PRO
    Fish and Inverts: 2 Percs, Naso Tang, Regal Tang, Green Chromis, Squamipinnis Anthias, Mandarin, Bi-Colour Blennie, Purple Firefish, Brittle Stars, Emerald Crabs, Shrimp (Cleaner, Blood, Peppermint), Snails (Nassasarius, Astrea, Turbo, Cerith) Green Bubble Tip Anemones (4) Clams, Tuxedo and Pencil Urchins Corals: Green Star Polyps, Button Polyps, Zoanthids, Ricordia, Mushrooms, Colt Coral, Kenya Tree, Various Leathers, Chocolate Blush
    Other Equipment: Tunze Turbelle Stream 6060 Tunze TS48 kit Seio 1100 2 x Mak4 return pumps 2 x 3/4" Sea Swirls MRC Kalk Stirrer DIY Coil Denitrator 1/3hp Chiller
    Tongue tied and twisted just an earth bound misfit I.

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    Tangs don't belong in an aquarium
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    Re: "If I was to do it all over again I would ..."

    Make sure my Cabinet has enough space under it.

    I don't have a tank yet


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    Re: "If I was to do it all over again I would ..."

    visit (tanks) and talk with knowledgeable people who have the "real" sw experience.....even some "newer" books are outdated on reefing techniques since it has changed alot in the last few years.

    research research research ...plan plan...and build once!!

    Set up date: April 2005 Display Size: 200 Total Water In System: 250ish Do you have a sump? YES
    Do you have a refugium? YES Amount of Liverock: 220lbs Depth of Sandbed: 3" Salinity level: 1.025
    ALK level: 9dkH Ammonia: 0 Nitrate: 0-1 Nitrite: 0
    What lighting are you using? What skimmer are you using? Calcium Reactor? Calcium level: 420
    2 x 400w 20kXM in lumenarc and VHO actinic SWC XTREME 250 N/A
    Fish and Inverts: 1 x Naso tang 1 x Blue tang 1 x Yellow tang 1 x sailfin tang 2 x false perc 1 x flame hawk 1 x chromis 1 x harlequin tusk Corals: SPS dominant mixed reef. acro;monti;echino;zoa;gsp; hammerz;clamz etc..
    Other Equipment: ATO, 2 part Doser Other Information: TEMP : 79

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    Re: "If I was to do it all over again I would ..."

    take my SeaClone skimmer and crack it over the head of the Big Als employee that recommended I buy it...

    Set up date: January 2007 Display Size: 220 Total Water In System: 260 Do you have a sump? YES
    Do you have a refugium? NO Amount of Liverock: 150 Depth of Sandbed: 4+ Salinity level: 1.026
    ALK level: 9-10 Ammonia: 0 Nitrate: 0 Nitrite: 1
    What lighting are you using? What skimmer are you using? Calcium Reactor? Calcium level: ~440
    VHO/MH 400W 20K MTC HSA 1000 MTC ProCal
    Fish and Inverts: tangs starfish clowns grammas damsels gobies Corals: lps sps zoos shrooms
     
    SYSTEM: 220G drilled on one side for overflow. 65G sump running a MAK4 return pump. MTC HSA 1000 skimmer on a MAK4. MTC ProCal Reactor. Lighting supplied by 2 X 400W 20K XM on probe start ballast and 2 x 160W URI VHO Actinics on IceCap ballast.
    Lighting on digital timers and heaters/vent exhaust on OMRON temperature controller with J type thermocouple.

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    Tank is cycling. Can I buy a Moorish Idol yet?
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    Re: "If I was to do it all over again I would ..."

    LOL ,

    Damn glad I didn't that seaclone 100, haven't bought one yet,

    But I were to do it all over again, I would read all the threads I could here @ AP, and take the best of advise from this site before I purchased one single item, All I see are beautiful tanks and a community of members generous enough to help anyone willing to ask!

    Thanks alot guys!

    But that's what I'd do, listen to all of you !

    I don't have a tank yet

    Hardware Tank 1
    125 Gallon 72 " Drilled Tank, Caribsea Aragonite bed, 107 Gallon 60" Sump, 40 Gallon Refugium area, 2 xLifetech 4550 submersibe pump, 4 x Powersweep 212 powerhead wavemaker, Coralife Super Skimmer 125, Odessea Blue Moon LED Lighting, Coralife Compact fluorescent Deluxe 4 x 65 watts aqualight, Fuge lighting 2 x 40 Watt Powerglow 48" fluorescents

    Livestock Tank 1
    1 x Queen Angel, 1 x Flame Angel, 2 x Percula Clowns, 1 x Purple basslet, 1 x Algea Blenny, 1 x Yellow Tang, 1 x Yellow Wrasse, 1 x Maroon Clown, 1 x Blue Regal, 4 x Blue Chromis, 1 x Clove Pollyps, 1 x Purple tip Anenome, 1 x Banded Coral Shrimp, Zoos, Green Pollyps, mushrooms, Riccoria, 1 x Green Brain, 6 x Blue legged Hermit crabs, 2 x Cleaner Shrimp, 1 x Green Tip Anenome, 5 x Mexican Turbo Snails, 1 x Enenome Crab, 2 x Emerald Crabs, 3 x Seahorses, 7 x Sea Conchs, 1 x Gorgonia.

    Tank 2 Specs
    40 Gallon 36" drilled tank, 40 Gallon sump with 15 Gallon Fuge, Rio 2700 return pump, Berlin Redsea Skimmer,
    1 x snowflake Eels, 1 x Undulated Trigger, 1 x Stars and stripe Puffer

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