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Old 08-01-2009, 09:31 AM   #11
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Most people ask about the corals... I know this is going to seem harsh.. I am 42 now when I was no more tha 5 or 6 my father owned scallop boat's out of port canaveral florida is where I still live. And if you know how they work you will know how I got the corals. To the best of my knowledge that is where they came from. My mother had them sitting in her green house untill I came and took a few lol.
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haha nice, yeah i was just asking because my parents have collected alot of corals and they look exactly like that. Just wondering tho :/
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Is there such a thing as "cycled water" IDK. water alone will not support much bacteria growth. You are still going to need to cycle the tank with a shrimp or straight NH4. some bacteria will come from the water in an established tank but probably not from the water from the LFS if he sells 2500 gal/week you can bet it probably has never seen a tank with fish in it. You don't really want the water out of the tanks at you LFS anyway they run low salinity (around 1.020) to reduce cost. The stuff he sells is probably 1.022-1.023. You WILL still have a cycle. If you want coraline algae you must seed the tank with something that already has is on it.

Rather than buying all the premixed salt water for your tank, you might want to consider a KS/DI or a RO/DI system and do it yourself. you are going to pend about a $1.00/gal for the salt water. with a 72 gal tank that is half the cost of the RO/DI anyway.
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you might want to consider a KS/DI or a RO/DI system and do it yourself.
what is a KS/DI sysstem? is it like RO/DI?
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Nice setup up dude, I love bow fronts just like Links said. There is something about them and I think that I am going to go with one when I get a bigger tank. Keep posting pictures of your progress though!
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Is there such a thing as "cycled water" IDK. water alone will not support much bacteria growth. You are still going to need to cycle the tank with a shrimp or straight NH4. some bacteria will come from the water in an established tank but probably not from the water from the LFS if he sells 2500 gal/week you can bet it probably has never seen a tank with fish in it. You don't really want the water out of the tanks at you LFS anyway they run low salinity (around 1.020) to reduce cost. The stuff he sells is probably 1.022-1.023. You WILL still have a cycle. If you want coraline algae you must seed the tank with something that already has is on it.

Rather than buying all the premixed salt water for your tank, you might want to consider a KS/DI or a RO/DI system and do it yourself. you are going to pend about a $1.00/gal for the salt water. with a 72 gal tank that is half the cost of the RO/DI anyway.

I was thinking about the same thing "being cycled". He sells it for $1.00 a gallon or $.50 for RO. After reading the shrimp cycle I was planing on doing that. That way I know for sure it has been cycled for sure.

I did not know that you could a RO/DI that cheap I will start looking in to it. Thanks for the info.
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I can get the RO for $.25 if you get it at a drinking water machine. you know, the ones where you bring the gallon jugs and then you can fill it up there! and where i live, its twenty-five cents.
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