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Old 01-13-2013, 08:16 PM   #41
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with overflows - do you have to have the mag 7 for return pump or can it be any pump that's 700pgh ? That mag 7 seems a little pricey
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:20 PM   #42
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Would something like this work? WP700 Water Pump
Get the water circulation you need for your freshwater aquarium, marine / reef setup, or pond. Works great for wet/dry (in-sump) filters.
Features:
  • Dimensions - 7.00" x 3.50" x 6.50"
  • 700 gallons per hour (GPH)
  • Max water lift - 9 ft
  • Uses 3/4" tubing
  • 65W power wattage
  • Submersible
  • Includes sponge to prevent clogs (submersible mode)
  • Includes removable platform with suctions cups for stability
  • Hosing not included


700 GPH Aquarium Pond Water Pump Submersible Fountain Sump Return Wet Dry | eBay
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:41 PM   #43
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Good, appreciate it guys. I got lots of rock variety from a couple different shops. I think dolphin (my lfs goin out of biz this month) had just put the display rocks from their empty tanks out the last day I went in, good range of dead corals and different textures.

I think the tall piece was bothering me until I made the "mountain" taller

I appreciate comments as I learn! Sadly my blenny passed this morning, I was adding salt to raise my specific gravity and I must have shocked him .
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Thanks for that info I am dying to add a refugium but need to get my head into it
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:59 PM   #45
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^ same here. Sorry to hear about your blenny... always mix salt outside the DT in a spare bucket/containter :/
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:22 PM   #46
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So my water tested 0.0 amm/ 0.0 No2/ 0.0 NO3 and same ph, 8.0. This is day 16 of fish in but just added dr Tim's 24 hours ago

Spec. G up to 1.022.

Did the dr Tim's affect my No3 or was it the chaeto? Can I get some CUC inverts or let it ride a bit longer? I'm seeing diatoms today.

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Old 01-14-2013, 01:08 AM   #47
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[QUOTE="TommyP;2282262"]Would something like this work? WP700 Water Pump
Get the water circulation you need for your freshwater aquarium, marine / reef setup, or pond. Works great for wet/dry (in-sump) filters.
Features:

[*]Dimensions - 7.00" x 3.50" x 6.50"[*]700 gallons per hour (GPH)[*]Max water lift - 9 ft[*]Uses 3/4" tubing[*]65W power wattage[*]Submersible[*]Includes sponge to prevent clogs (submersible mode)[*]Includes removable platform with suctions cups for stability[*]Hosing not included


700 GPH Aquarium Pond Water Pump Submersible Fountain Sump Return Wet Dry | eBay[/QUOT

Looks like the same specs as the mag 7 check out dr fosters and smith they had it for around $60-70 bucks.
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Go for it!! Cheato works well idk about dr Tim's not familiar with it.
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:09 AM   #49
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Is it possible that my cycle is really finished already?

Dr Tim's is a bacteria in a bottle thing, I heard many good things and a lfs employee busted out a graph of his tanks parameters for 30days after he added it and it was an instant flatline.

I'm usually skeptical and toss any bb packets I get with substrate. Anyway this arrived wrapped in ice bags and I think it worked pretty good.

There is a chance my cycle was basically complete before I even got to add the dr. Tims or test my water, because I had had the Molly 15 days by the time my drip kit arrived, and almost 1/3 live rock in the tank. The test I took before I added any bb was zero ammo, zero no2 and less than 5 ppm no3.

I suppose having the live rock is similar to using filter material from an established tank to cycle a new tank, am I right?
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:43 PM   #50
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Decided to get some snails and a peppermint shrimp or two.

I'm going to switch salt to another brand than what my lfs sold me but I think perhaps since they use the same mix I should finish stocking my tank before trying a new brand(they sold me this stuff I can't find online.. Trixy)
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