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Old 02/22/2021, 07:54 AM   #1
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What are your 3 most important reef tank equipment pieces?

Like post said, if you where to prioritize your reef tank equipment, what would be your top 3 picks?


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Old 02/22/2021, 08:35 AM   #2
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Old 02/22/2021, 08:37 AM   #3
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Other than the necessities (tank, sump, heater, return pump) I would say in no order:
A. GHL Automated control - which does temp, pH, Ozone, conductivity, AWC, ATO, dosing, MP40, and lighting monitoring and control.
B. Skimmer
C. UV


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Old 02/22/2021, 10:07 AM   #4
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LIght and skimmer quality for stony coral. Skimmer and wavemaker for Fishonly or softie.


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Old 02/22/2021, 10:47 AM   #5
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I asked this question, but honestly I don't know if I can answer it for my self. I guess it also depends on your location and what's your goals with your tank. For me in florida I don't even have a need for heaters. But I do have a strong need for power back up. I would prioritize my in such order
Lights, flow (return pump, circulation pumps) and auto water changes,


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Old 02/25/2021, 07:07 AM   #6
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oh boy. so two categories here for me.

Can't Reef Without It:
Skimmer
ATO
Good heater (on some kind of controller)


Makes Life Worth Living:
Tank controller like Apex, etc...
Dosing pumps
Auto feeder


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Old 03/04/2021, 12:07 PM   #7
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Like post said, if you where to prioritize your reef tank equipment, what would be your top 3 picks?
Hi, the 3 most important pieces of equipment for my system are, Lighting, Skimmer, and in my case because I live in South Florida, a Chiller.


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Old 03/10/2021, 07:05 AM   #8
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Based on the minimum equipment I need to keep a system going long term:

Air pumps for water movement
Bright lights
Siphon hose and buckets


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Old 03/11/2021, 10:01 PM   #9
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Skimmer controller and ATO


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Old 03/17/2021, 05:50 AM   #10
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Skimmer, Heater and UV


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Old 03/30/2021, 11:36 PM   #11
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Well, when I lose power for extended periods, these are the 3 most important pieces of equipment to me to run off of the generator...

1. Powerheads
2. Heaters
3. Return Pumps

I have a 60g cube and a 240g reef plumbed into the same sump. So, as long as I get water movement and heat, the livestock survives (4 day tested so far).

In terms of where I have put the most money:
1. Lights
2. Skimmer
3. Powerheads/Wavemaker


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Old 04/01/2021, 04:28 PM   #12
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Good RO/DI system, Skimmer,lights


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Old 04/01/2021, 09:35 PM   #13
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Light, fleece roller mat, wavemaker


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