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Old 03-12-2018, 10:09 PM
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Tank Size Issue and Water Quality in NYC?

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New here and learning to get ready for my first setup. How's the water quality in NYC? I'm trying to pick out an RODI unit from BRS but don't know which one is sufficient. I'm looking at the 4 stage with the TDS meter but if a 5 stage is needed, I'll go for it.

Also, anyone ever have any issues having big tanks in their apartments? I'm thinking about a 40 breeder with a 20 gallon sump. If possible, I might go up to a 50 gallon cube with a 20 gallon sump. I'm getting ready for a move soon and I'm afraid that I won't be able to keep my tank if my new place prohibits it.
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Old 03-12-2018, 10:50 PM
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You will be fine with either size tank. Red Sea Reefer series are nice options too. NYC water quality is generally good. Look at the AquaFX Barricuda with auto shut off and tds built in can even add a booster pump if you think will be needed.

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Old 03-13-2018, 08:24 AM
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NYC Water is hands down the best imo. Be careful with the move or new apartment in NYC as most buildings will prohibit aquariums of any size. You can always add additional canisters of di to your ro unit if needed.
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Old 03-13-2018, 08:52 AM
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I live in an apartment in the fourth floor in Jamaica Queens. I have a 40B with no sump. I really want a bigger tank with a sump but im scared of the weight lol I
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Old 03-13-2018, 12:51 PM
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Mixed answers..hmmm..makes sense since every place is a bit different. I'm stuck on whether or not to start piecing together a setup for a Nuvo 50 or 40B hoping it's not futile lol
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Old 03-13-2018, 07:07 PM
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Depending on how long til your move. Why not wait and just gather equipment for the build? Buy things with best resale value if you need to take a loss.
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Old 03-14-2018, 04:38 PM
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Depending on how long til your move. Why not wait and just gather equipment for the build? Buy things with best resale value if you need to take a loss.
yea that's what I'm trying right now. I'm collecting things that are going to be useful in any kind of setup....RODI system, ATO, Refractometer, Salt, Water Change Pump and Hose, Buckets, Testing kits, etc.

I want to buy some stuff for a 40 or 50 gallon setup but don't want to take any losses since I'm trying to keep a budget
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