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Old 09-26-2011, 10:38 PM   #11
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I need help finding a powerhead for the tank. Is a 240 koralia too much?? Im looking for something around 150gph
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Old 09-27-2011, 05:59 PM   #12
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I got the tank today and love the light but it's gotta go because it's a bit too small for my aquascape. I'm picking up a tank from the LFS today though and if I can't find one then I'll just keep the 4 gallon
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Old 09-27-2011, 09:21 PM   #13
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I gotta tell you....I don't think you can put any powerhead in a 4 gallon tank with sand. There just isn't enough volume and you'll blow sand all over
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Old 09-27-2011, 09:36 PM   #14
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I went without a power head in my 4g adn it did well enough with just the filter for flow.
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Old 09-27-2011, 09:48 PM   #15
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I gotta tell you....I don't think you can put any powerhead in a 4 gallon tank with sand. There just isn't enough volume and you'll blow sand all over
Go online to Drsfosterandsmith and look at the Azoo palm filter.I had two,one on each side of my 3 gallon Pico and they gave me good flow.They only cost like $9.00.
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Old 09-27-2011, 11:12 PM   #16
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K cool. So I'm returning the 4g as I actually got a 2g smh....... But I bought a 5 gallon I liked at petsmart. It's about 16" long so I am thinking of getting a 24w Compact fluorescent 50/50 actinics fixture.
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Old 09-27-2011, 11:42 PM   #17
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Ok so I got the tank filled with sand and rock and I'm going to use the filter the tank came with till the water clears up then add my aqueon afterwards so the impeller isn't ruined as I could care less for the cheap in tank filter lol. I noticed it looks a lot like an overflow too hmm maybe it could be modified into one?
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Old 09-28-2011, 12:11 AM   #18
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Tank is finally set up. SG a bit low so im mixing some salt. Added some shrimp but not the Bio-Spira because my SG is 1.010
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Old 09-28-2011, 04:32 PM   #19
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Don't go too nuts adding salt...it takes some tome to stabilize in a new setup. Some of your salt may be concentrated in your sand bed. Check salinity daily and only adjust no more than once a day. You are going to let this cycle before adding LS right?
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Old 09-28-2011, 05:11 PM   #20
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No i added the live sand already but im going to add another poind after the cycle as well as 2 pounds of cured live rock. I pre mixed salt before for water changes on my 55 and 75. And I had about 4 gallons left over which had SG 1.010 I added about 2.5 gallons and 2.5 cups of salt. The SG now is 1.024
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