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Old 02-29-2012, 10:15 PM   #321
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I'm bidding on some heaters tonight and picking up 2 used maxi jet 1200's tonight for the mixing station and QT tank. I should have my uniseals by Saturday so I hope to get the new ro storage and mixing station all done this weekend.
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:38 PM   #322
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haha that is nice they are very cool looking. The BTA looks like its doing well, how are the other corals doing?

which heaters did you decide to go with? are you going to give the no name a chance?
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:39 AM   #323
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I kinda' went in the middle and won a lot of 2 aqua top 100w heaters for $21 with free shipping. So the ones you recommended and they were dirt cheap lol. One will go in the mixing station and the other will go in a future QT tank. All I need to do is get a sponge filter for it and I should have that together soon. The sick chromis worried me and I need to be playing it safer. Same with the goby death... I need a top before I get anything else. I should have ordered some of that netting when I bought those uniseals this week to save on shipping.

The RTBA and the frogspawn are doing well. I'm not sure if the candy cane is going to make it. It's really closed up tight and I haven't seen it open yet. It's a little above mid level and a medium to low flow area.
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:33 PM   #324
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grab a little food & a turkey baster & blast some food in front of the candy cane so the flow will bring it to it. mine opened up like crazy the very first time I fed my tank & have been doing amazing ever since. it's literally doubled in size in a month
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grab a little food & a turkey baster & blast some food in front of the candy cane so the flow will bring it to it. mine opened up like crazy the very first time I fed my tank & have been doing amazing ever since. it's literally doubled in size in a month
Thanks I tried this morning without much luck. I'll try again on Saturday.
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I picked up the 2 1200s off CL today for $15, some PVC parts from Lowe's and the uniseals just arrived from BRS. I have stopped going to HD for plumbing. They never have what I need and Lowe's seems to have twice the selection HD does in general. HD doesn't even sell 3/4" check valves. I should be rocking this out soon!
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:37 AM   #327
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I'm considering moving to polyfill for my mechanical filtration. I started a thread about it over here: Polyfill vs Filter Socks on Saltwater
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I'm considering moving to polyfill for my mechanical filtration. I started a thread about it over here: www.aquariumadvice.com/forums/f60/polyfill-vs-filter-socks-on-saltwater-196319.html
I'm going to try putting poly in my bubble trap this weekend, but I've not ever used a sock though.
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:30 AM   #329
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I've got poly in my HOB sump/fuge for the GF's 29G Long. It polishes the water just as well as the filtersock I've DIYed onto my cube so I don't see the problem.
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Yeah it seems like it's just not a popular thing for SW but for the money I'm thinking about reconfiguring my 1st chamber of the sump and just going with the polyfill.
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