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Old 08-19-2015, 12:07 PM   #11
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If there wasn't ever any copper based medications used in the tank, then it should be good stuff.
As for the skimmer, I'd skip that unit. I run an eshopps 75psk on my 55 reef and do enjoy it.
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Old 08-19-2015, 12:53 PM   #12
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Thanks for the advice

The guy selling the LR says he will also sell me his skimmer for cheap he is going to let me know a price and make/model later this evening so fingers crossed!

A brand new eshopps is a bit out of my price range at the moment, are there any cheaper models you can recommend?

My wife has just ordered me a powerhead/new test kit & refractometer as part of an early birthday present, so the show is on the road


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Old 08-20-2015, 05:18 AM   #13
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Right all the stuff the guy was trying to sell me was for 100gal+ tank so i will skip it! Just getting the LR from him as it is a very good price!
I have ordered my sand mix, rodi system and a tunze skimmer this morning.

The LR is currently in use and apparently has been matured for over 2 years, does this mean that the cycle should be pretty quick? I am only planning to stock one fish every 4-5 weeks anyway (along with a cuc)

Have been researching/playing around with ideas, how does this stock sound?

1 flame angel (probably purchased last due to the price)

1 royal gramma

1 firefish

1 banggai cardinal

And maybe a black clown fish

With some cleaner shrimp and some hermits?


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If the rock is still in the tank that is going then it is already 'cycled'.

Those fish sound just fine.
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Cool; thanks

Will I need to match the exact salinity of the tank they came from?


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Also do you think i could have a purple dottyback to this stock?


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The royal gramma and dottyback might have issues.


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Old 08-23-2015, 04:58 PM   #18
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Ok thanks!

Filling the tank with rodi water now, has been 4 hours and im maybe at 25litres? Wow this is gonna take a while!




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Should the protein skimmer be down a bit lower? I cannot extend the pipes any more :/


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