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Old 06-11-2011, 02:31 PM   #251
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Would lowes or home depot carry tds meters?
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Old 06-11-2011, 02:36 PM   #252
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Not that I've seen. :-( You can get them online for less than $20 or maybe a lfs will have one, if they sell ro units they probably will carry it, just will cost more I bet.
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Old 06-11-2011, 04:05 PM   #253
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Well since I just set up the RO/ DI unit I think I have some leeway time before I can get my hands on one.

What is everyones opinion on getting a protein skimmer to help my nitrates?
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In a 20 gallon tank you get more benefit with water changes that you will with a skimmer IMO
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Old 06-11-2011, 09:32 PM   #255
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That's good to know, less money to spend! Lol thanks
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Old 06-12-2011, 08:33 AM   #256
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ebay has plenty of TDS meters to choose from, cheap.
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Old 06-15-2011, 12:39 AM   #257
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Some bad news everyone, my small clown fish swam too close to one of my powerheads, I'm sure you can imagine what happened next I'm very upset because he was a beautiful fish, very active and the eye catcher of the tank.

In remembrance of the clown, I thought it was a good idea to give another fish a new home

This Royal Gramma adds new color to the tank and I hope he will be a longterm addition to the tank family. He is a bit shy now, hiding in my favorite piece of LR because of the caves but hopefully he will find the tank welcoming and be an visible active fish
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What type of powerhead do you have that would suck up a fish that easily?
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Old 06-16-2011, 04:01 PM   #259
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I used the pump from a HOB filter that I dissembled, the suction side is about a 3/8-1/2" in diameter. 100gph, I don't think it's the powerheads it's more of the fact the fish always swim in the two top corners.

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What do you guys think of me taking out my turbo snail? I did a pwc today and I voiced how much poop is on the ground from him! I think he is the messiest in the tank by far, maybe he is doing more harm than good?
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Old 06-19-2011, 08:32 PM   #260
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Here are the most recent pics.

The royal gramma stays in the back wall of the tank behind all the rocks and just paces back and forth

Turbo snail is extremely messy, idk if I should take him out or not ...?

Also, how is my sand bed looking? Healthy with the color?

I also bought the 2L bottle of SearchEm Matrix bio media for my canister









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