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Old 06/06/2015, 02:04 AM   #1
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KK so, what should my next purchase be?

got the stuff listed in my sig, what should i be working towards next, I want a UV sterilizer despite the ...very strong feels ppl have for them, for or against, and im on the fence about a controller, it wouldnt work with my lights anyway, and i know i need an ATO eventually.

There is sooooo much expensive stuff, and i know ive got what i NEED to run a healthy system, just wondering what i should really consider my next big purchase for my tank.


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Old 06/06/2015, 02:08 AM   #2
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ATO, Controller, lights that work with controller, UV. In that order.


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Old 06/06/2015, 02:09 AM   #3
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BTW, can't see sig in tapatalk


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Old 06/06/2015, 03:04 AM   #4
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well, i can see the controller, im in no hurry to replace the lights, i dont particularly need the dimming functionality, just the on off functionality is fine, but the ATO may be next...i need to top off about every 5 days max, and sig just says my tank sizes, skimmer model and powerhead model and light models anyway lol


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Old 06/06/2015, 06:02 AM   #5
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Ato, return pump


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Old 06/06/2015, 06:22 AM   #6
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ATO for sure


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Old 06/06/2015, 06:48 AM   #7
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If it were me, with your current equipment; ATO to keep salinity consistent, RO/DI system (if none), programmable dimmable lights to replicate a natural sunlight schedule (and not freak out your fish), controller, GFO/GAC reactors. Do you have a good QT setup?


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Old 06/06/2015, 06:51 AM   #8
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GFO reactor.

Edit: Wonder what all those people with Metal Halides did without a dawn and dusk effect... Oh yeah they kept gorgeous healthy tanks.


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Old 06/06/2015, 08:59 AM   #9
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ouch!


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Old 06/06/2015, 09:05 AM   #10
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ouch!
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Old 06/06/2015, 09:10 AM   #11
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GFO reactor.

Edit: Wonder what all those people with Metal Halides did without a dawn and dusk effect... Oh yeah they kept gorgeous healthy tanks.
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I can only dim manually, so really it's just on/off. I don't see how that would be a major problem. Folks have been running their tanks just fine without dimming for YEARS.


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Old 06/06/2015, 09:30 AM   #12
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People used horses and buggies for years, too! Some still do!

Okay, I know that was snarky because MH are not horses and buggies but I swear, MH vs LED is like religion. :P Just because we couldn't do something before doesn't mean it's better not to now that we can. I have fish and inverts that really appreciate the dawn/dusk period, especially the mandarin since those are prime feeding times for him. And I like being able to see & feed the tank in the morning before work. I remember from when I ran freshwater years ago how the fish would freak out when the lights came on - without eyelids, how much must it suck to go from dark to bright instantly? That can't be fun. So dimming is not without merit.


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Old 06/06/2015, 09:51 AM   #13
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I would absolutely prioritize an ATO---otherwise you get salinity swings during the day. This doses freshwater by the teaspoon, not the half gallon, and enables you to leave your tank for a vacation without your pump burning out.


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