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Old 09-01-2018, 09:48 AM   #11
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100% agree but I still get algae even with TDS of 0. This is the one I got - https://www.aquasafecanada.com/produ...di-system.html


Another must is an auto top-off.

I second checking out the Aquasafe systems. Very good value and the customer service is great.


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The Aquasafe looks pretty good. Thank you for the recommendations!

I have another 75 gallon long tank that was my freshwater tank which I was going to use for sump, and in the sump I was thinking a combination of MarinePure blocks bio balls, and a refugium with chaeto and the skimmer. I'll check out the "Donovan nitrate destroyer" as well.
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Just a heads up, if you are in the market for some equipment, there is labor day sale at reef supplies with 8% discount on checkout - https://www.reefsupplies.ca/online-store/home.php
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SW is a learning hobby, everyday something new might happen. I use aquasafe 100gal RO/DI unit, their office in BC. What works for one person might not be the same for another. I often say, you want to set up SW system, well as to cost, do you want a BMW or you will be happy with Hyundai, that is my simple explanation. I can buy a pump for $50 and it last me 3years, but you can also buy a pump for $300 and last you for about same period of time. So its question of choice what you want. I am cheap, I buy on ebay, china products and it works for me or I buy used. Above only my opinion.
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SW is a learning hobby, everyday something new might happen. I use aquasafe 100gal RO/DI unit, their office in BC. What works for one person might not be the same for another. I often say, you want to set up SW system, well as to cost, do you want a BMW or you will be happy with Hyundai, that is my simple explanation. I can buy a pump for $50 and it last me 3years, but you can also buy a pump for $300 and last you for about same period of time. So its question of choice what you want. I am cheap, I buy on ebay, china products and it works for me or I buy used. Above only my opinion.
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I often say, you want to set up SW system, well as to cost, do you want a BMW or you will be happy with Hyundai, that is my simple explanation.
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If you just need to go from A to B, a Hyundai will be enough.

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Or Aliexpress for me for things which I don't mind the waiting.
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Thanks for all the comments everyone. Definitely helps.
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I run my 65 gallon reef with no sump and no skimmer. I do not keep sps which I believe need a skimmer. I do however have lots of mushrooms, palys, gorgonians, gsp, and pulsing xenia. It is what I like. There are many ways to pursue this hobby, you just need to pick what you like and tailor your tank.
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check my ad on here. "reef equipment 4 sale" I have a skimmer and return pump that is the perfect match for your size tank. reef octopus 1000 skimmer and eheim return pump both excellent condition and price
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I run my 65 gallon reef with no sump and no skimmer. I do not keep sps which I believe need a skimmer. I do however have lots of mushrooms, palys, gorgonians, gsp, and pulsing xenia. It is what I like. There are many ways to pursue this hobby, you just need to pick what you like and tailor your tank.
I'm experimenting right now on some cheap SPS in my sumpless skimmerless tank. I have 2 so far - my birdsnest is doing well, my forest fire digitata has the polyps retracted (but I think it's due to the high alkalinity).

I think SPS is doable without a skimmer.
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