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Old 05/04/2012, 11:55 PM   #1
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which of these pieces of equipment are good for which of the animals ?

I read about sumps and see this list;

"...calcium reactor, a denitrifier, a phosphate-removing reactor, a place for filtration media such as GAC (granulated activated carbon), a Kalkwasser reactor, various probes to measure common water values and an automated top-off system (float or switch). Wow, that's a lot of stuff! "

While window shopping, I see leather corals, candy cane corals, mandarins, a tang, brains, gorgonians, wrasses, some little crabs, a red and white sponge, and clams that I like.

Is there a list anywhere of which of these pieces of equipment are good for which of the animals I like? How do I know what to get for a first tank?

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Old 05/05/2012, 12:15 AM   #2
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enjoy the lengthy read

75 gal. mixed DT, 100 gal. sump, 50 gal. fuge,

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Old 05/05/2012, 06:52 AM   #3
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There are alot of variables. Nothing is definitive. What you need to do is research the critters you want to house in your tank, read their requirements and compatibilities and the care involved. Alot of times, whether or not the equipment is needed depends on the tank itself, as each tank is different.

This is the time to research.

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