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Old 01-25-2014, 10:48 AM   #11
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Yes it does but with a powerhead aimed at the surface you'll get the needed gas exchange An air stone will cause salt creep lowering the salinity of the water
That was my next question since I figured it get crazy salt creep. I'll get the rock cycling in the next few days.
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Nice score. My LFS lined up a free 2 foot 15g i picked up today and on my way home i scored another 5g rimless cube free that included 2 harlequin Rasboras (i wanted 5 more) an extra 4 Neon tetras (that i didn't need as i have a large enough school) and a bristlenose plec who will keep my solitary one company. Nice to get free tanks and even better when they conatin fish i like.

Your tank cleaned up very nicely and it's an attractive setup. Hope you enjoy running it.
Thanks, I hope it turns out well!
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Rock is in a bucket with a PH and heater for now. Need to get some sand, thinking about doing a white/black mix. Any thoughts?
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Old 01-26-2014, 05:42 PM   #13
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I had that in mine never liked the look of it as it always looked dirty I switched to pool filter sand and now it looks like a real reef
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Thats my hesitation, I've tried all black sand and it was a pain to keep clean
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So last night at 12:45 am I tested the bucket for ammonia just for fun..


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That's some serious dieoff! Haha
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I would say so plus is you'll have a strong Bacti base when it done cycling
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That's insanely high! wow

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Old 01-28-2014, 10:11 PM   #18
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I would say so plus is you'll have a strong Bacti base when it done cycling
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That's insanely high! wow

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Oh yeah, I'm curious to see what it is now, since that was only after like 9hrs haha. I'll test once I'm home from work
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Old 01-29-2014, 12:24 PM   #19
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This morning its a solid 8ppm hahaha

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Will probably change some water today, that's just to much haha

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Hehe, definitely would do a water change.
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