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Are you in the DC area? I live on the eastern shore now but I remember tropical lagoon being decent. Blue ribbon koi is in VA near DC and it’s pretty nice too
Thanks! I will checkout tropical lagoon, they aren't terribly far from me. I'm between Frederick & Baltimore, but work close enough to where they are. There's also a relatively new place in Frederick I might try.

I don't really blame the place I went, they were pretty busy & one employee's knowledge doesn't mean the whole store is bad. I should have done more research and asked better questions. I did tell them maybe someday for corals, so they recommended upgrading my lights when I was ready.

I'm still on the fence about the canister, I don't want to drill into my tank (this seems beyond my skill set tbh), so it might be the best option but I'm looking into other options before I unbox it and can't return it.

Seems like the best idea is to use the rodi water since maybe someday I'll give corals a shot.
 

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I'm still on the fence about the canister, I don't want to drill into my tank (this seems beyond my skill set tbh), so it might be the best option but I'm looking into other options before I unbox it and can't return it.
Given your tank size, you can just use a HOB or even just have powerheads in the tank for circulation and that'd be fine. The advantage of a HOB is you can hide filter floss and stuff in there.

For a marine aquarium, the live rock you have can be all the biological filtration you'd need, so yeah. You don't necessarily have to have a sump or a canister.
 

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