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Old 06-17-2011, 02:32 PM   #71
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I would get two garbage cans, one for ro/di water and another for mixing your salt.

I ordered the one with the garden hose attachement so I had all the hose I needed included.

Do you know which adaptor you got?
If you have a heater why do you need another?
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Old 06-17-2011, 03:08 PM   #72
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I have one heater in my 75. Got the one they send if you don't specify. The sink one. 2-32 gal? Am gonna hook to sink and drain down in sink for now. This place has maxi-jet pumps. 1 @ 1175 Max gph for 129.99 and 1 @ 1385 Max gph for 139.99. Is. Either what I need for my 7 5gal?
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You can get a cheaper and better powerhead online for sure. Those prices are bit excessive in my opinion.
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Old 06-17-2011, 03:13 PM   #74
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I was running 2 750's in my 55g so think around the 1200 gph would be good. Are you going with 2 ph's?
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You don't need a wavemaker, but having at least 2 strong power heads on opposite sides of the tank pointed at each other or pointed at opposite corners of the tank would help reduce dead spots. Point your return towards the surface of the water to aerate it, keep the surface from being stagnant.
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Old 06-17-2011, 04:15 PM   #76
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Thanks.

Carey, yeah that was a "hardware store" close to home, I bought my glass tank from them. I don't like their prices on anything for the most part. They are limited on what they have but they do have sw and fw fish and equipment (albeit not much) and their tanks are FILTY, would never buy fish there. After I sent post, I saw one each of all different sizes. I am going with that brand because of the reviews I've found. I was able to find 2 10 gal Brutes. (friggen 17.00 apiece) I figure I can get started with those and then use them for other things. I don't have time to go to Home Depot or Walmart til at least tomorrow.

Here is the RO/DI I bought:

0PPM Portable 100GPD Reverse Osmosis RO+DI Water Filter - eBay (item 380255124367 end time Jun-24-11 14:29:53 PDT).

Will my Power Filter 400 take care of filtering for now?

I have a 300 watt submersible heater in the tank (unplugged). Is it better veritical or should I put it horizontal some where?

I only have openings at the back for now. 2-24" glass lids that came with it which already has salt build up.

I work this week 12 hours, so I won't be able to go to Foster & Smith til next weekend sometime.

Lastly, so far no base rock today :-( And since the water in the tank has cleared enough LOL to see, I don't think I'm going to be using the 40lbs of sand I bought. However I am going to use some of the black still for a splatter type look.

Now am gonna open up my RO/DI package since I have a few hours before I go take care of my grandkids for the night so mommy and daddy can celebrate their 3 year anniversary.

Sorry so long.

I'll take a pick and try to post.
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Old 06-17-2011, 04:18 PM   #77
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You don't need a wavemaker, but having at least 2 strong power heads on opposite sides of the tank pointed at each other or pointed at opposite corners of the tank would help reduce dead spots. Point your return towards the surface of the water to aerate it, keep the surface from being stagnant.
Should they be positioned at the back and point toward the front crossing the flows that way or does it matter as long the flow path crosses each other to create the turbulence?

I thought about getting a wavemaker later on. But I need to do lights, sump, overflow and everything else first I'm thinking. LOL WOW ton's to do but I'm loving it when I'm awake.

Is it stupid that even though my tank has barely any water in it, 3 pieces of rock, looks filthy to me I still like looking at it when I'm sitting here and too exhausted and sore to even get up to go to bed?
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Your filter should be fine for now. The heater placement is up to you, as long as it's submerisble you can put it where you want. I kept min back center towards the middle of the tank.

I would get the salt creep cleaned up so it doesnt get into the water, that happens enough and I think it might affect salinity. It won't matter much right now but I'm nuts about the darn salt creep. LOL

The ro/di is pretty staright forward and the ebay listing has directions linked in it if you get stuck.
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Your filter should be fine for now. The heater placement is up to you, as long as it's submerisble you can put it where you want. I kept min back center towards the middle of the tank.

I would get the salt creep cleaned up so it doesnt get into the water, that happens enough and I think it might affect salinity. It won't matter much right now but I'm nuts about the darn salt creep. LOL

The ro/di is pretty staright forward and the ebay listing has directions linked in it if you get stuck.
I remember you saying that bout the directions and I've read them a few times already while trying to decide if I wanted it or not. Hehe see I remember something.

I kept something of everything I have bought (lol will have to gather receipts later and see what I've spent so far and to keep a "tally").

My heater is a submersible Visi-Therm by Marineland and is 300 Watt. I read somewhere I should have two (one for backup or something) but that was after I bought this one. 300 Watt is not too much is it?

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Pictures

My RO unit. The yellow envelope that came with unit on the right was empty. Have no clue what if anything was supposed to be in it. At the bottom of picture is a black plastic piece that goes with my power filter that I need to cut. I believe someone told me 2" from the top of the sand.

The power filter in my tank as you can see is too short. And the extension is too long so I bought a hack saw today.

And my favorite picture....my bestest friend and my baby Bailey.
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