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Old 02-06-2012, 05:53 PM   #31
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LOL, he was on my list too just kinda left it off the list with a few others. I didn't wanna go totally crazy on stocking. hehe
LOL. I will probably end up overstocking my 125g, I'm afraid I have that "just one more fish", . That just means I need to keep on on PWCs
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:15 PM   #32
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Got my JBJ ATO today for this tank. WOOT! The sand is due this week as well but I've heard that reefrocks.com is real slow so who knows. lol

Also went to visit my 60g setup today. I can't wait to get it home! Just $350 more dollars and it's all mine! hehe... The LFS owner said people are going crazy over the tank in the store and he's going to be getting one soon as well for his shop. I love my LFS!! I'm just in a giddy mood cause I got fish gear today and did ALOT of window shopping for fish and corals. But I was so good i didn't buy one thing. Saving it all for the tank.
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Kee ordered some sand from reefrocks.net (which I'm guessing is where you're referring to) and it got there within a few days. My order was delayed a bit because his wash plant was down. Still only took a week or so. You'll love the sand. Unless something has changed in the 2 months since I bought mine, you'll not need to even rinse it. Mine never clouded the first bit, even with me stirring it up to get all the little air bubbles out.

I am getting ready to try and find a mag 9.5 for my 40b. THe mag 7 just isn't cutting it... though I suppose the 64" of head height isn't helping matters. If you're used to more flow, you'll probably like the 9.5 better.
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:45 PM   #34
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Yeah, I've been going back and forth on whether I want the 7 or the 9.5. The only thing is I have the 7 already so I would have to spend more to get a 9.5. I put the only 9.5 i had in the 90g. lol Musical pumps over here. I also have a mag 5 which is way too low and a mag 18 which is way too much. Just can't win.

So the sand is good huh? NICE! It was so cheap too. I figured since I am planning on going all out with this tank I might as well get aragonite instead of my usual pool filter sand.

Did you get a tracking number or anything for the rock/sand? Do you remember what carrier they shipped with?
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He shipped the sand via USPS Large FlatRate. The mail man wasn't very pleased as he said 'Here's the plutonium you ordered'. It's got some chunks of shells, etc in it, but it's nice and heavy and has never blown around. My tank was literally crystal clear after I filled it up.

I got a tracking number once it finally shipped. I had called and asked about it, and spent an hour on the phone with him (be prepared if you call). Since he's in florida, it shouldn't take long at all to get to you. He said he supplies rock to several other online retailers in the area, which is why his is cheaper than anyone else.

Since you already have the 7, go for it. It's easy enough to swap out if you decide you want the 9.5.
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:57 PM   #36
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Congrats on your ATO. I am excited for this build too!
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Well there is one issue if i start with the mag7 and go to the mag 9. LOL The output is 1/2 inch for the 7 and 3/4 inch for the 9 so I'd have to re do my return line plumbing. Just hoping the 7 will be enough. I also plan on using an mp10 for flow so that should help as well. I hope anyways. It better for the price lol
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Unions! Unions are marvelous. Just put one on the return line and if you do decide to change to the 9.5, all you have to do is change out half the union. Makes taking the pump off a lot easier too.
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Thanks! I haven't used any unions yet but I guess i will try. lol
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Unions are fabulous. Once you use one, you'll start using them on everything. I've got unions on my unions.
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