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Old 04-28-2015, 05:37 PM   #171
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Thanks guys so you don't have to go back and read this whole thread here is the rundown:

Aquaclear 30 HOB

Eheim Jäger 50 watt submersible heater

Hydor powerhead rated for 425gph

About 12 pounds of aragonite dry sand

Plan on about 10-12 pounds of LR/DR mix. Maybe a 5:5 or 6:6 ratio for each.

Most likely getting my rock Thursday night after work.

I plan on *ATTEMPTING* my first salt batch in the 5g buckets tonight. running a heater and a powerhead in the buckets.


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Old 04-28-2015, 08:16 PM   #172
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Caleb getting salty!?! No way..

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I plan on *ATTEMPTING* my first salt batch in the 5g buckets tonight. running a heater and a powerhead in the buckets.

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This is why you use a fast mixing salt!

None of this overnight crap...


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Old 04-28-2015, 09:51 PM   #173
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This is why you use a fast mixing salt!

None of this overnight crap...


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Where may I find this fast mixing reef salt? Lol


Oh and bless you whoever it was told me about the mag float. I love it to death and cleaned all my tanks today with it!


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Old 04-28-2015, 10:23 PM   #174
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Where may I find this fast mixing reef salt? Lol


Oh and bless you whoever it was told me about the mag float. I love it to death and cleaned all my tanks today with it!


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I believe that was Carey. They are wonderful. Not sure about this fast mixing salt. ??
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Old 04-29-2015, 06:47 AM   #175
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Where may I find this fast mixing reef salt? Lol


Oh and bless you whoever it was told me about the mag float. I love it to death and cleaned all my tanks today with it!


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Tropic Marin Pro Reef and Red Sea Coral Pro are fantastically fast.

I use Red Sea CP, mix for about 1/2 an hour and heat for 2 hours.

Tropic Marin is a similar deal.

They're amazing.


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Tropic Marin Pro Reef and Red Sea Coral Pro are fantastically fast.

I use Red Sea CP, mix for about 1/2 an hour and heat for 2 hours.

Tropic Marin is a similar deal.

They're amazing.


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Going to check that out. Though waiting 24 hours doesn't bother me.

Done some in depth reading on shrimp and found a compatibility chart. According to that sexy shrimp and cleaner shrimp are completely compatible in a nano reef


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Going to check that out. Though waiting 24 hours doesn't bother me.

Done some in depth reading on shrimp and found a compatibility chart. According to that sexy shrimp and cleaner shrimp are completely compatible in a nano reef


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Well there you go! The cleaner shrimp will actually clean your hang when you have it in the tank. The one I used to have would clean my cuticles and it was a weird feeling.
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Well there you go! The cleaner shrimp will actually clean your hang when you have it in the tank. The one I used to have would clean my cuticles and it was a weird feeling.

I read that! Honestly I can wait to try that 😂


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I read that! Honestly I can wait to try that ��


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They have ALOT of character, and are ninjas when they want to be.
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Almost any salt will mix thoroughly after a few hours. Some people wait overnight some don not. I use reef crystals and if push comes to shove I can have a batch ready in 20 minutes. I prefer to let it sit a few hours but there have been times when i needed salted water asap, you want to be prepared in case you do need it quick. I have used a few other salts and while i like red sea for it's element content I do not like how it left residue in my mixing garbage can. lol

And yep, a mag float is like a necessity, at least to me. lol

As far as shrimp go by the way, they are all pretty good together except for coral banded shrimp, they can become nasty and kinda large. But yep, i have kept peppermints, cleaners and fire shrimp all together with no issues. A fire shrimp is another great idea, they are sooo red they stand out quite a bit.
I personally have neve4r had any issues with emerald crabs either, I love how they do their little dance on the front glass, it's awesome. But porcelain crabs are cool too. You might find sexy shrimp too tiny really to get much enjoyment out of, unless you don't have much going on in the tank. they are tiny! Nad for the record they do better in odd numbered groups for whatever reason. Go figure. hehe
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