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Old 07-22-2011, 10:27 AM   #611
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Am thinking I should set up the fluval first, cause I can't see again, would that help clear the water faster?
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Old 07-22-2011, 10:29 AM   #612
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Yep, I think it will. Good to start getting water moving through it too. Are you going to put all biomedia in it or use the included media? I have mostly fluval bio media in mine with one level having filter floss in it.
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Some people use the epoxy in tubes, it comes in different colors so when your rock starts getting purple you can't see it.

AquaStick Epoxy 2 oz. Red Coralline by Two Little Fishes - AquaCave

Thanks but I didn't want it that permanent yet, I figured if I use the zip ties, then if I changed things as I know I will then I can just cut the zip ties.
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Old 07-22-2011, 10:32 AM   #614
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Yep, I think it will. Good to start getting water moving through it too. Are you going to put all biomedia in it or use the included media? I have mostly fluval bio media in mine with one level having filter floss in it.
No clue yet, I gotta open the box. I don't know anything about any type of "media's" yet.

Gonna open it now.

You saw the cabinet, whatcha think left side or right? I don't know the maintenance of it yet. Does it require alot, cause if so then I probably should put it on the right, away from the wall, since eventually there will be another tank there, and would be easier to get to.
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Old 07-22-2011, 10:35 AM   #615
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Ok, it's all on the coffee table and it looks SCAREY and very daunting. This is gonna take a bit to figure out and my gosh what a thick users manual. Hopefully it's in 1,000 languages lol, cause I only know one. hehehe


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The actual unit itself will detach from the hoses so anywhwre is fine as long as you have access to remove the canister. I used to clean mine every 2-3 weeks to keep the nitrates down.

The book has alot of stuff you wont need so dont be scared! LOL The instructions are spot on and very precise. I'm not the most mecahnically savvy person and I got mine right together.

Good luck!! if you need anything just ask!
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The way the instructions say is to have the hose straight. But if I divide my tank in half then place one in center of each half wouldn't that be better than right next to each other?

Also, the round cylinder things. Those the "bioballs"?
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Im going to be honest guy or should I say girls.. I wouldn't place any type of plastic other then somthing made from HDPE it LDPE.. Period. Any type of plastic such as RPVC is horrible... the amount of toxins released from the salt water degrading it over time is horrible. I work in the plastics industry and would tell you its not good stuff..
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Im going to be honest guy or should I say girls.. I wouldn't place any type of plastic other then somthing made from HDPE it LDPE.. Period. Any type of plastic such as RPVC is horrible... the amount of toxins released from the salt water degrading it over time is horrible. I work in the plastics industry and would tell you its not good stuff..
Edit: I should mention acrylic and polycarbonate are completly acceptable as well... didn't want someone to flame for those...
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Edit: I should mention acrylic and polycarbonate are completly acceptable as well... didn't want someone to flame for those...
I wasn't sure if they were made with the pvc material, as I see people use that. Thanks for the info.

Filter not done. Had to run to bank. Getting hot out. Gonna get my bike ride in before it gets to hot

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