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Old 01-15-2013, 03:32 PM   #111
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Yea 5 gallon distilled not spring. The guy I got aquarium from has a 5 stage system he said he would sell for $100 but he won't be back from army for another 14 weeks
You can get a new one for about that much from BRS. They're really the best company to get one from. I've setup two for family members and many others from another company. Mine is from Custom Aquatic but it isn't quite as nice as a BRS (lasted 10 years and still going though!).
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:34 PM   #112
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I got my saltwater aquarium today very very nasty its going to take forever to clean here is what all I got for 150$

36 gallon bow front aquarium without lid

Coralife deluxe series 30" double linear compact (bulbs need to be replaced both are bad) 130watt

Coralife 65 super skimmer setup

Unknown power head has magnetic bases that say hydor

penguin bio wheel 200

Stealth heater (I've gotta get it replaced due to recall)

Tsunami 2 speed battery operated air pump with air stone (not sure what it is for)

Brand new coralife aqualight digital power center new in box

Bucket of gravel and bucket of sand (probably gonna get new sand)

Thermometer, fish net, custom feeder made from old magnetic glass scrubber and plastic webbing
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:50 PM   #113
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Still a good deal for all you got. Plus salt tanks get dirty, lol, and will forever need cleaning, but they are so much fun!!
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:00 PM   #114
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Still a good deal for all you got. Plus salt tanks get dirty, lol, and will forever need cleaning, but they are so much fun!!
Well the person I got it from neglected it bad everything has a thick layer of white stuff on out. The bucket of rock is full of dead snails. IM thinking I'm gonna have to buy new rock
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:11 PM   #115
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The battery operated air pump is for power outages. It's a very important piece of emergency equipment. I'd say you hit a good buy. You can either shelve the HOB filter or take off the bio wheel and use it to run carbon until you get a reactor. You may be able to still use the rock as long as the original owner never used copper to fight ich.
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:13 PM   #116
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You mean take out the round filter looking thing inside the filter?


Not understanding air pump. I thought air pumps are.bad for saltwater tanks
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They are bad generally. But if you are suffering a power outage they will help keep the water aerated. Otherwise a calm surface water will loose oxygenation.
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Follow up.

In other words don't use it unless you have too
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:45 AM   #120
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You mean take out the round filter looking thing inside the filter?
Yes, that's what I would do anyway. The round rotating bio wheel is really good at converting ammonia to nitrate but they are often too good at it and can raise the nitrate levels in the tank higher than they would be without the wheel running. You can definitely keep it and experiment with it. It's almost always better to use live rock and sand as your biological media rather than biological "filter" media. The filter will still be fine to use for mechanical and chemical filtration. Plus you have a protein skimmer which is wonderful to have. I don't know anything about that specific model skimmer, though.
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