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Old 04-12-2011, 11:49 PM   #11
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Also, thinking of getting another fan-type circulation pump, per the above suggestion, would an aqueon 950 be enough or should I go with a 1300?
We need more marine salt does anyone know if sea salt will do? Like from the store, so we can get it tonight?
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Old 04-13-2011, 02:54 AM   #12
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Get a valve an put it on your return line. You'll be able to dial the pump down a little. I had to do it with mine it was just a little faster than the overflow. Any pics of the tank?? Good luck!!
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go to the lfs and purchase salt for aquariums. the food grade salt won't work for this.
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Odyssea lights are not recommended IMO. Check on warranties that should rule out the cheep imitations.
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im looking for a 100G or higher too keep posting pics of the progress
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Old 04-13-2011, 08:58 PM   #17
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Coming along great now, went to the lfs and got 7lbs of live rock for less than $10, guys scale was out of wack so i put it in the sump. Freaking love The Mystic Reef in Riverside, Ca... Guys there are knowledgeable and their tanks are really beautiful.
Getting an extra circulation pump today on amazon, the Coralife 1300gph is half off. Might go with the aqueon 950, that's on sale too. Will post new test results soon so we can see where were at, had to add extra salt today cause we were reading at .018...
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Coming along great now, went to the lfs and got 7lbs of live rock for less than $10, guys scale was out of wack so i put it in the sump. Freaking love The Mystic Reef in Riverside, Ca... Guys there are knowledgeable and their tanks are really beautiful.
Getting an extra circulation pump today on amazon, the Coralife 1300gph is half off. Might go with the aqueon 950, that's on sale too. Will post new test results soon so we can see where were at, had to add extra salt today cause we were reading at .018...
I love Mystic reef, funny thing I've never been in their store but the guy was so cool at the frag swap. Gave me all kind frags for 5 a piece great deals. I don't know how far you are but deep sea creations is also a great store, not for tanks but the have nice LR and are usually very packed with live stock. Good luck with the build
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That's awesome, Im going this weekend and Ill have to mention that. Im prob too far from temecula though.
Here are my new results -
PH -7.8
Ammonia -0
Nitrite-0
Nitrate -0
NEED HELP - I have a few questions:
1. Is my tank cycling normally?
2.Is a 1050 circulation pump added to the main tank too much/necessery?
3.Ive been reading that carbon is a necessity, should I just do activated carbon or is Seachem Purigen okay to use and when do I add it?
4.Do I need a calcium carbonate sup[plement and can you can reccomend a good one, or any other additives I should be using?

Thanks sooo much for the help
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Also, when do you start lighting the tank?
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