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Old 10-20-2012, 08:29 PM   #51
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Ok so it is finally is reading at 1.028, so just a little bit more hopefully. Ok so I got sump filled and the return pump was pushing water up faster than it was coming down so I had to somewhat close ball valve. I'm hoping that will fix one tank is full. At what specific gravity can I put the rock in? I was gonna do 1.025 is that correct?

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Old 10-20-2012, 11:34 PM   #52
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Ok so I got to around 1.025 and it's full. how much do I need to take out to compensate for rock and sand? 60 lbs of live rock and 75lbs of live sand.
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Old 10-20-2012, 11:38 PM   #53
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I'd say about 10-15 gallons would be a good start. Do you have a brute or rubbermaid container that you can store water in cause you can just store it and if you remove to much put some back in. If you ask me you should always have enough storage room to hold your entire tank volume incase of emergencies.
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Old 10-20-2012, 11:48 PM   #54
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I have a 50 gallon storage Rubbermaid for now. I am planning to pick up a food grade barrel soon though. So just take out about 4" and see where that goes?
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Old 10-20-2012, 11:55 PM   #55
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If you've got the storage take out 6" (20.5 gallons roughly) then add back to it when you finish scaping
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Old 10-21-2012, 01:54 AM   #56
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Just put rock in, how does it look to everybody? Any suggestions? It's stable and I have a little extra crumbles to put in refugium.

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Old 10-21-2012, 02:23 AM   #57
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Nice tank
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Old 10-21-2012, 12:40 PM   #58
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Ok so I added sand and I knew it would be cloudy. I've read to cut off power heads but I thought LR needed circulation? Should I cut off power heads?
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Ok so I added sand and I knew it would be cloudy. I've read to cut off power heads but I thought LR needed circulation? Should I cut off power heads?
It can sit for a lil while in still water no biggie.. think about what it goes through during shipping lol
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I would just leave the powerhead on
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