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Old 12-02-2004, 03:37 PM   #1
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Can I get started??

I was wondering if I could get started without a heater and a protein skimmer. What I do have is the LS, salt mixture, hydrometer, and PC light. What my plan is was to get the water and sand in the tank, and then add the LR after I recieved the Protein skimmer, and the heater. IS this OK. Thanks for all you help.

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Old 12-02-2004, 03:43 PM   #2
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What do you mean by "started"? Adding fish? What sized tank do you have? How's the water temperature now?

And as I have a tendency to do - I'll ask some questions that your answers might help someone else help you.


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Fill it with tap water first to do a leak test.. then drain it back out.

I'd wait till you get the LR, because you want it to sit on the bottom of the tank. either that or build a PVC skeleton of some sort to hold it up and put THAT on the bottom
you can get started mixing water though. I'd fill the tank about 70%, add the right amount of salt mix, and put in a PH to mix it up. That way when the LR shows up, it will be ready to go in the tank
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