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Old 02-27-2012, 01:29 AM   #511
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I was always under the impression you needed a pressurized storage tank to use a booster pump. How would it be able to push water if all it could push is what's coming in the house?
I was thinking it did it in spurts. Like fill up the pump, pump it out. Though, I really don't know. A reservoir would make sense.

But I absolutely agree 65psi is fine.
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Old 02-27-2012, 01:33 AM   #512
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"A water pressure booster pump works with an expansion tank. This is a closed tank. It has a bladder and is pressurized. The pump pulls water into the tank on the side of the bladder. This compresses the air in the bladder and the water becomes more pressurized."

http://www.doityourself.com/stry/how...ster-pump-work
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:15 AM   #513
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Huh so you can run it with just the pump. Good to know! Thanks.
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Old 02-27-2012, 03:20 PM   #514
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How do you guys feel about live rock from petco? They have Fiji rock 45lbs for 107 with free shipping I think. Idk though...it's petco..

There's shut here who sells it for $4 a puns but I was thinking 90-100lbs that seems expensive. Idk though
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There is nothing wrong with petco. People are out of their minds thinking someone else has a better product IMO. Everyone gets their live rock from the same places, and everyone gets their fish from the same places. What they do with them afterwards, is the only thing you need to worry about. Rock is rock. I just bought some off a friend of mine that he had sitting in a barrel in his back yard for a year. It's all the same once it's cycled.
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Old 02-27-2012, 04:41 PM   #516
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You can also go the base rock route. 100lbs for under $180 compared to $220 for 90lbs and hitchhikers which could be good or bad.... I prefer base since both need to go through a cycle and i can aquascape outside the tank and use putty or silicone to get the shape I like.
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Do base and cycle. Then add a couple rocks with nice coralline.
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Old 02-27-2012, 07:25 PM   #518
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You can also go the base rock route. 100lbs for under $180 compared to $220 for 90lbs and hitchhikers which could be good or bad.... I prefer base since both need to go through a cycle and i can aquascape outside the tank and use putty or silicone to get the shape I like.
I do like that idea I just think live is so much prettier. What I may do is get like 70% base and then 30% live so I've got a mix. I was kinda excited about the hitchhikers lol. Hoping they were good!
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There is nothing wrong with petco. People are out of their minds thinking someone else has a better product IMO. Everyone gets their live rock from the same places, and everyone gets their fish from the same places. What they do with them afterwards, is the only thing you need to worry about. Rock is rock. I just bought some off a friend of mine that he had sitting in a barrel in his back yard for a year. It's all the same once it's cycled.
Honestly thank you for saying that! I have always liked petco and petsmart but I got a little nervous about them after reading things on here and you are correct it all comes from the same place! Thanks mr. X!
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Do base and cycle. Then add a couple rocks with nice coralline.
I think I'll end up doing that!
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