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Old 10-10-2010, 11:47 AM   #1
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Well I went out and got another 125 gallon tank but this time it is Reef-Ready! My other 125 leaked and I tried but could not reseal it. Anyway I got this monster off of craigslist for $225, it came with the wood stand and two wet/dry filters (But with no pumps or plumbing, thank goodness that I have an uncle that loves this stuff and happens to have spare parts laying around) I hope to get this beast running sometime this week.
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The tank as of right now


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Old 10-10-2010, 11:50 AM   #2
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More Stuff!

The 70 pound rock I found at the beach!


And Two 40 pound bags of "Live" Sand from the LFS I got for a discounted total price of just $50, Deals and Steals


More to Come!
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Is the rock for live rock? Or crushed coral for gravel/sand mixture?
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The big rock was up on the beach not in the water so it doesnt have anything live on it yet.
The sand I got is not Crushed coral it is a fine sand from CaribSea they say it is Live but other people say that there is no such thing so, But I have the same exact sand in my other salt tank and it looks gorgeous in it Let's hope for the best.
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Just filled the tank and so far so good! (Keeping my fingers crossed!)
Pics up later
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If all those different colored things in the sump are sponges, you should remove them. That will become a giant nitrate factory trapping all kinds of crap.
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Ok I will remove them, thanks for the warning! Are the Pot Scrubbers Okay?
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No, the pot scrubbers will also collect any crap that flow into the sump. I would use either live rock rubble or bio balls. You don't want anything in that section that will collect detritus (non-living particulate organic material).
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I would use either live rock rubble or bio balls.
I would suggest this also. BTW congrats on the new tank. Looks real nice.
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