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Old 05-14-2010, 08:07 AM   #81
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Do you guys in America have the huge amount of advertising against smoking? Every second/third add here is a smoking one all about how bad it is. I reckon all that's gonna kill Aussies in 20 years is obesity. Those adds are pretty graphic.
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Old 05-14-2010, 08:13 AM   #82
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Well smoking is nasty. I stoped 30 years ago.
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Old 05-14-2010, 08:26 AM   #83
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Congrats. A bit late though.
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Old 05-14-2010, 10:18 AM   #84
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smoking is pretty nasty. it was relaxing for me thou. but who needs smokes to relax when im going to have a 75 gallon ocean in my bed room to look at.
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Exactly.
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Old 05-15-2010, 07:30 PM   #86
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ok i have some tank talk then we can go back to talking about whatever.

diy rock update:

they went from this

and haveing the water changed out 1-2 times a week

to this

leaving the hose on a trickle and getting a 2x turn over a day roughly. i think this system is better but i think i need to get a timer or something on the hose and turn it on for 15 mins 4x a day. i think that would be perfect. this rock is 4-6 weeks old. the other pool is rock that is 2-4 weeks old.

i also have this




10 gallon qt tank.
power head
temp gauge
6 pack large filter pads
1 dry erase board to keep track of things. water changes, test results ect.thats a short term recording. im using a computer program for long term recording.

i forgot the shrimp which ill pick up in the morning. i plan on startign the cycle tomorrow. putting the 6 large filter pads to host the bactira and then when the 75 has water and rocks and sand in it then ill take the pads, transfer them over and that should speed up the 75 cycle. so it gets my cycle started without my tank being up yet. and gets my qt going so when its done i can get a fish to start the qt process.

in other 75 gallontank related news we have
holding off on the leds for now. i really want them, i think they are awesome but they can wait. im going to go with the catalina 6 bulb t5 unit. from all the reviews i have seen its just behind top of the line lights without the brand name price. and it will work with the top of the line bulbs which is what i want.

im thinking for current flow in the tank gettign 2 750 gph ph's and one nano ph. the 750s from left to right and right to left facing each other and the nano to hit behind the rocks.

i got some pool filter sand and got it cleaned but it doesnt have the same consistancy as the pfs i used before. this may be to small. im not sure i like it. im going to run it in the qt during the cycle to get a better idea. if i dont like it ill put some in my fuge and use the rest in my horseshoe pit. not a lose if it doesnt work. wish i could find the same pfs i used last time. that sand was awesome.
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Nice rock... your crushed shells have a more natural white then mine... the local oysters here are more gray in color.
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that could be the cement. its really white.
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I also have really white cement... it's the shells and/or the sand you used for your mold.
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GEE, you Guys really want to make me set up another tank just so I can make more DIY Rock.
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