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Old 07-22-2005, 01:12 AM   #1
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Finally, getting everything in order

So I just ordered 75 lbs of live rock to split between my tanks, an RO/DI, and 2 more power heads. Hopefully this will get me on my way to getting these tanks straightened out.

Rock:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ory=46308&rd=1

RO/DI:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ory=20756&rd=1

PH:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...gory=3212&rd=1

I'll put the 2 new PHs in my 29's, and move my weaker PH to my 30 gallon hex, since there's not as much length to that tank. The Biowheel 150 provides a lot of movement as it is in that tank.

What do you guys think of the LR? I thought it was a great deal. Hope it doesn't turn out to be the usual "you get what you paid for." Couldn't beat the price.

And YAY for an RO/DI! I did a water test on straight tap water, filtered through my Pur and my nitrates are at 10, so that sort of explains my nitrate issues.

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Old 07-22-2005, 01:26 AM   #2
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The guy has good feedback, which is a plus. Tell us how it looks. I've been interested in buying some rock from that guy for a while.
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Old 07-22-2005, 01:37 AM   #3
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I sure will let you know. It looks like really cool rock. I'll snap shots of it too.

Yeah, that's why I figured it would be ok to buy from him based on his feedback.

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Old 07-25-2005, 02:41 PM   #4
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Quick question.

Should I cure this rock after I get it? He's shipping it in plastic tubs and stuff, but I know there will be some die-off. It sounds like it will be in good shape when I get it though. Should I cure it for a few days anyway?

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Old 07-25-2005, 04:47 PM   #5
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Regardless of how he shipped it you are going to have die-off. Curing it is a very good idea.
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That's what I figured, thanks. Looks like I'm going to have to find a way to get a lot of salt for these water changes.

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Have you received the RO/DI unit yet? I was thinking of ordering one from the same seller. I would like some feedback. Looks like a good unit for a good price.
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Old 07-25-2005, 05:34 PM   #8
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The reviews I've seen are good. It seems a lot of people here have them. The seller has been great (we messed up during the Ebay process and ended up accidently ordering 2 of them while ordering a faucet airator adapter from them. They refunded our money back the next day, no questions asked).

The unit won't be here until Friday, which sucks because I wanted to cure the LR with it, but I'll have to make do.

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Sounds like a good seller. Did they mention how much life you will get out of the filters before they need to be replaced?
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FilterDirect gets lots of great feedback from buyers in this and other forums. I've never read a bad thing about their unit. I have one myself and am very happy with it.
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