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Old 02-17-2013, 10:49 AM   #11
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Here is my tank the morning of 2/17/2013. Have several questions.

A few things. Want to make sure all is set.

1. What temperature range is ideal for right now? Currently at 74 degrees as thermometer is set to 79 degrees
2. 20lbs of live sand and 23 lbs of live rock is in the tank. I have an additional bag of live sand ready to go, seems low to me, should I add it?
3. Salinity or measurement was high, now is is 1.019, if it is too low I just add some salt right or does it not matter as much right now? I did what Instant Ocean said, and went on the safe low side and still off. I think I am close though.
4. What is the best way to clean the sides? Lots of bubbles and film present.
5. What is the best way to arrange electrical plugs with outlets? Power Strip or just multi-tap.
6. I need a turkey baster to remove sand off live rock right?

I am sure there will be more questions.
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Old 02-17-2013, 02:27 PM   #12
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I started a coral life bio cube about 5 weeks ago too. If you're doing a reef, you need to bump up the salinity to 1.24-25 ish. The bubbles on the glass will go away but you can wipe them off with an algae magnet or even your hand. Is the live rock established or was it dry? I used about 14 pounds of established live rock and my tank cycled in like a week and water has been stable every since. You might also want to upgrade to intank's media basket and possibly fuge basket. I just added the fuge basket with chaeto and a fuge light myself.
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:19 PM   #13
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Thanks for the reply. Yes establised live rock. I have wiped off with hand, but wonder if easier way. Convict has me getting the media basket. I added another 20lbs of live sand 5 minutes ago so cloudy again, but now the tank seems louder as water seems lounder in the chambers. Is this normal? I didn't notice it before as it was pretty darn quiet.
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:21 PM   #14
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Also have a question looking at the tank, how are the chambers numbered from left to right? The left chamber as I will call it has a MIN and MAX line, what is this for because my water in that chamber is way above that MAX line if that is what it is for.
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:23 PM   #15
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Chamber 1 is the intake from the tank. Chamber 2 is the middle is where a media basket/fuge would go. Chamber 3 is the min/max line. I wouldn't worry too much about the water line.
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:29 PM   #16
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You did a awesome job with the scape! Your doing just fine and on your way to an amazing tank!
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:30 PM   #17
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Lets see some more pics under different lighting. Btw... You don't need light on for cycle and prepare yourself for diatoms.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:47 AM   #18
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I will send you a video through as I think I have my lighting installed wrong for LED's. I am assuming when I turn on LUNAR both LUNAR's should go on. Right now second LED button is the 2nd LUNAR and the other White LED I purchased.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:48 AM   #19
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The fan and blue flurorescent light is the 3rd button which the fan goes on with. The 4th button is the white fluorescent light which the fan is not on with.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:49 AM   #20
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Fill me in on Diatoms?
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