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Old 03-04-2013, 01:42 PM   #141
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Good idea on scrubbing out the soft spots. I actually left some in the lr I got the second time around and got some interesting hitchhikers months down the road.
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:28 PM   #142
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Read soft spots are where mantis shrimp like to hide.
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:40 PM   #143
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Read soft spots are where mantis shrimp like to hide.
Wish I would've read that before I put all my rock in. My mantis hitch hiker is almost 2" long now.
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:52 PM   #144
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My wife told me she is getting me the CPR Large Aquafuge 2 with protein skimmer. Can hardly wait. That will quiet down my system a lot as I have a loud HOB filter with chaeto in it running at the moment.

Update -- it has been ordered and will get here between this Friday and the following Wednesday. I hope that it gets here before the weekend.


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Old 03-05-2013, 04:05 PM   #145
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Found our old Brita pitcher. Gonna use it to filter my tap water until I can get an RODI system. Figure it is better than nothing.

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Just keep in mind about the waste ratio and do you have a septic tank?
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:09 AM   #147
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I don't see how I can have a septic tank. I have probably done over 100 gallons in water changes on my 55 gallon tank in 5 weeks. I have healthy livestock and running purigen in my frequently cleaned canister.
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:17 AM   #148
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Or do you mean septic tank as in not on a sewer system? You mean "Waste Water" ratio? And filling a septic tank? When I see "tank" on an aquarium site, I think fish tank.
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Yeah I mean your cesspool. The RO unit I'm getting has 3:1 ratio but for how frequent and the quantity I'm fine with my cesspool.
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Not gonna be a water problem. It is a dollar problem.
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