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Old 03-03-2013, 02:53 AM   #181
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I'm sure he/she is fine. If not well keep going forward . I'm researching PHs now. I don't think I have enough flow in my 120
I sure hope so or I'll be pretty sad! The powerhead I ordered on amazon (800 gph wave maker) is $18.99. My brother has had one running in his 55 and it is crazy good circulation/flow. Sticks to the glass well. He added it on top of 2 other powerheads, but It is
Obviously this one that made all the difference. (probably the combination and placement, too.) That's what Is on the way to my house right now. then I get to put that tiny tiny red hydor in my 2.5 pico reef where it actually belongs. Lol.
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Reef octopus makes great skimmers I've never used their hang on backs but I have used their one skimmers and those work well. If you can you should try to make the stand big enough to fit a 55 underneath. Bigger the better.
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:07 AM   #183
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Reef octopus makes great skimmers I've never used their hang on backs but I have used their one skimmers and those work well. If you can you should try to make the stand big enough to fit a 55 underneath. Bigger the better.
I don't think I can afford to maintain that much water mass AND I live in an apartment (stupid liability, haha.) I will probably move at the end of this year, so I don't want to do anything too crazy yet. lol. I do want to have at least a 20 gallon sump if I'm going to do one.
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That's a great skimmer I have the same one on my 55
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That's a great skimmer I have the same one on my 55
Sweet!! I'm excited. I'll be home tomorrow to set it up. !
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I ordered some Purigen, some tongs and a timer for my lights today.
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I'm feeling some rescaping in this tank when I get home! Hopefully to make it look a little more natural. I'll be there in a couple of hours.
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I got home and the tank was a disaster. Rocks and sand are covered in bubble algae. Too much water evaporated and I was on the verge of burning out my power heads, my corals are all looking really rough, and i'm feeling very very discouraged today.
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I got home and the tank was a disaster. Rocks and sand are covered in bubble algae. Too much water evaporated and I was on the verge of burning out my power heads, my corals are all looking really rough, and i'm feeling very very discouraged today.
Water change x 20%. But don't give up, don't be discouraged. All of us have had one type of disaster or another. Some of us have even had multiple disasters at one time.

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Water change x 20%. But don't give up, don't be discouraged. All of us have had one type of disaster or another. Some of us have even had multiple disasters at one time.

Keep us posted.
Thanks for the encouragement. I'm about to head to my lfs to pick up some water. I don't feel like I have enough time to wait around and mix salt. Should I check my parameters first? Or just go through with a water change because it needs it anyway?
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