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Old 09-24-2011, 12:15 PM   #251
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I would run whatever stuff you plan on running now. Can't hurt and will heklp clear it up a bit
+1 I agree with Carey. Run it as if it were completely set up. The only thing I would consider not running is the lights but only to save a little on electricity. Although, From the day I put water in my tank I had the lights on because even that looked better than a dark tank.
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Old 09-24-2011, 12:18 PM   #252
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I agree...turning everything on now. Dont have my real lights yet but i have a spare LED cheapo light from Marineland that lights up the tank nicely. Just waiting for the tv and internet guy to leave and ill be off to buy my LR.
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Old 09-24-2011, 12:20 PM   #253
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woot! then you have all day to mess with it! Sounds like fun.
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Old 09-24-2011, 12:21 PM   #254
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I sure do...finally have TV, internet, football and of course my tank to play with...wooot woooot!!!

And my new dog will be here in 2 weeks! Like wild kingdom here!!!
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Old 09-24-2011, 12:26 PM   #255
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I sure do...finally have TV, internet, football and of course my tank to play with...wooot woooot!!!

And my new dog will be here in 2 weeks! Like wild kingdom here!!!
Lots of life changes all at once. LOL Should have spread them out so you could "Savor" each one. LOL Naaaa, on second thought, go for it.
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Old 09-24-2011, 02:33 PM   #256
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Ok skimmer is up and running...produces lots of micro bubbles on the outlet...anyone have any ways to reduce it?
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let it break in or put a sponge on it.
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Old 09-24-2011, 04:16 PM   #258
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oh and pictures please
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Old 09-24-2011, 04:20 PM   #259
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Got 20lbs of LR. Did a quick scape but i dont like it...been working on the tank all day and the crock pot smells too good...lol.

PH are in...flow seems decent, but i dont have anything in there yet so i cant tell.

Definately will need the smaller impeller on the filter the flow causes way too many micro-bubbles.

What else do i need to keep the bacteria fed? Ammonia? Shrimp? Lol...
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