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Old 06-01-2003, 12:11 AM   #1
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Ok my tank is up and cycling

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75 gallon tank
4x 96 watt compacts
80 pounds live sand
120 pounds of live rock
3 x maxi jet 295gph on wavetimer
aprox 18 gallon sump with skimmer and 250 watt heater

I want to make this into a reef set-up is there any suggestions.
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Old 06-01-2003, 12:55 AM   #2
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wow.. nice setup.. are you sure those rocks are stable though?.. some don't look like they are.. i'm just saying.. i dont know for sure.. but wow. i'm thinking about going reef..
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Old 06-01-2003, 01:06 AM   #3
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What is that pvc pipe on the right in the tank? From the refelction it looks like it has a straner on it. IS that a return for you sump?

If so what happens when power goes out? Do you have anything preventing the entire tank from draning down to your sump and eventually on the floor?
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Old 06-01-2003, 01:21 AM   #4
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Wow, really nice aquascaping.
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Old 06-01-2003, 03:34 PM   #5
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Do you have anything preventing the entire tank from draning down to your sump and eventually on the floor?
That is exactly what my wife said. Never thought about it untill then.
The pvc is the return. I have 2 little holes drilled at the top of the pvc incase of a power failure.

Thanks. I spent hours arranging the rocks.

I hope they are stable it seems to be though. Maybe the small rocks at the top could fall.
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Old 06-02-2003, 10:14 AM   #6
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Very nice setup. I hope to have my next setup like yours! Good Luck!
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Old 06-02-2003, 11:23 AM   #7
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I have been reading more into the benefits of the DSB and realize I do not have enough sand for that. I will be putting another 2-3 inches in when I get the sand.

2 Questions.

1. I am a little confused on the sand. Small sugar size, not silia based. Can be argonite. Not silica sand ??

2. Will this add to the cycle?
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Old 06-02-2003, 12:03 PM   #8
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Could be silica sand...really needs to be aragonite. The aragonite sand will help keep alk up as it dissolves. Should not add to the cycle.
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Old 06-02-2003, 04:37 PM   #9
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Just added 100 pounds of Garden Basics Playsand. This takes me up to around 180 pounds of sand. I can not see anything right now. I take the cloudiness is normal and will subside?

According to this:
http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewto...&view=previous

The Garden Basics from Wal-Mart is the same as southdown.
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Old 06-02-2003, 07:51 PM   #10
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I decided to add 50 more pounds to give me 4-5"

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