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Best upgrade ??

Post by Daniel1381 on Mon 24 Jan 2011, 12:52 am

Whats ur best upgrade you have done so far ???

Mine would be leds or my asm skimmer
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Re: Best upgrade ??

Post by Win on Mon 24 Jan 2011, 9:35 am

R/O Unit for me... gonna be nice not haulin those 7 gallon jugs!

edit : that shouldnt be an upgrade, that should be mandatory for a reef.


gonna say my skimmer, bc weekly water changes vs doing the same tank once a month.... yeah. skimmers are awesome!


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Re: Best upgrade ??

Post by BigBlue on Mon 24 Jan 2011, 9:42 am

Big ol' Sump with a slow flow fuge built in.
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Re: Best upgrade ??

Post by ritter678 on Mon 24 Jan 2011, 11:30 am

Metal halide lights. Makes all the difference from power compacts.
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Re: Best upgrade ??

Post by Yuma on Mon 24 Jan 2011, 11:32 am

I'm still pretty new to the hobby...so upgrading to the 60gal saltwater tank was best for me so far. I'm hoping the upgrade to T5s is soon to follow.

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Re: Best upgrade ??

Post by matt_longview on Mon 24 Jan 2011, 11:54 am

Hmmm... well this is my first setup and I haven't changed a thing since getting it going. The only thing I "upgraded" was going rimless. :-D
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Re: Best upgrade ??

Post by Win on Tue 25 Jan 2011, 12:34 am

matt your setup dont count, you skipped about 37 steps when you bought those LED's hahaaha Very Happy Twisted Evil
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Post by matt_longview on Tue 25 Jan 2011, 1:08 am

Lol... I know... best part is I didn't have to buy them. It was my Christmas gift from my parents. You should have heard the conversation I was having with my dad about that light. Trying to explain to him why I needed a $300 light for a fish tank that I didn't even have was pretty classic.
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Post by Daniel1381 on Tue 25 Jan 2011, 1:20 am

Lol funny! Would have saved me a bunch of money if i would have skipped all of my lighting and just went with leds
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Post by Grimreefer on Tue 25 Jan 2011, 7:04 pm

Only thing I have changed so far is my sump. But I will say once I plumb the new skimmer in that will be it.

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Re: Best upgrade ??

Post by Bryan on Wed 02 Feb 2011, 1:48 pm

My best is probably my water change system I made. Will make a thread on the build in case someone wants to copy it. pretty much a pump in the sump that sends water into the garage and down the driveway, with another in a SW mixing container in the garage that pumps back to the sump. pretty simple setup, but NO MORE BUCKETS TO CARRY !!!!!!


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Re: Best upgrade ??

Post by BigBlue on Wed 02 Feb 2011, 1:54 pm

I do the same thing Bryan. Saves a lot of headache by not moving buckets of water. Especially when your water changes are 30 gallons or more.
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Re: Best upgrade ??

Post by DonnieP on Wed 02 Feb 2011, 8:48 pm

My Auto top off, best thing ever, no more adding water every day.
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Re: Best upgrade ??

Post by dwhintson on Thu 03 Feb 2011, 11:02 am

Ours would be the new 55 gal tank we had to purchase after we bought a used tank that come to find wasn't sealed correctly and ruined my livingroom. Had a very slow leak that was dripping into the sump so we didn't know till it decided to show us who was boss and ruined a 1/4 of the livingroom floor. But we have definately learned with this hobby you have to be dedicated to keep going some times.
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Re: Best upgrade ??

Post by matt_longview on Thu 03 Feb 2011, 11:10 am

Daaaaaaang. That's harsh.
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