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Old 07-09-2004, 02:14 PM   #11
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I'm never going back to that LFS again. They really suck at this hobby. Always giving me the wrong advice and selling me Bull.
You've got a BULL in your tank???
Wow, what kind of clean up crew do you need for that?????
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Old 07-09-2004, 02:26 PM   #12
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Yeah. Ive heard that it is difficult to use a slurp gun. I use nets to catch them. I made a homemade net using a clear sleeping bag cover and a mesh net and stitched them together. It works PERFECT!!!.

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since you live in hawaii i would assume that doing water change would be a lot easier with fresh sea water
I'm converting my tank into NSW. But for now. I'm treating my fish in separate buckets and doing a hypo on my tank to rid the ick. In maybe a week or two I will be able to stabalize my tank with NSW. I get my water from the Waikiki Aquarium. Should check out their pictures online and see how they farm corals and other stuff. Their water is pumped straight from the ocean and filtered. I wouldnt take unfiltered water straight from the ocean though.
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Old 07-09-2004, 05:16 PM   #13
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i live in florida so i could go to the beach and get sand and water and it would be live sand and natural seawater, hmmmm. what precautions do i need to take to do this, or is it better to just make your own water. i can just scoop up some wet sand and it will be live, take it home and dump it in a new tank?
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Old 07-09-2004, 09:53 PM   #14
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yes sand is ok !! think ya allowed 5 gallons a day use your own ro/di water
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yes sand is ok !! think ya allowed 5 gallons a day use your own ro/di water
where do i get that magical water/filter. if its what is best for the fish i will get it.so tap isn't good to use? how much for the filter? sorry to rob this thread
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Old 07-10-2004, 08:34 PM   #16
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many places sell ro/di units check ebay !

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...312055556&rd=1

here is an example for ya !! tap will lead to algae growth
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Old 07-10-2004, 08:43 PM   #17
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i live in florida so i could go to the beach and get sand and water and it would be live sand and natural seawater, hmmmm. what precautions do i need to take to do this, or is it better to just make your own water. i can just scoop up some wet sand and it will be live, take it home and dump it in a new tank?
I wouldn't collect sand/water right from the beach, think about all the junk that washes up on shore. The only way I'd collect water/sand myself is if I had a boat and could go out a mile or so.
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Old 07-10-2004, 08:49 PM   #18
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go out chest deep and your fine
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i do have a boat but it would be hard to get sand a mile off. water should be pretty easy to get a mile off. considering buying ro/di filter or just using seawater
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if ya was a mile out and used a rope ya fill a 5 gallon bucket and have your bubble watchers pull up the sand !! thats if ya dive
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