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Old 01-15-2013, 09:22 PM   #1
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HELP! Kevin's New Saltwater Setup

Ok I bought a used saltwater setup and it was neglected bad.
Here is what I know so far
I NEED HELP lol
Ok it is a 30 gallon bow front aquarium I think I'll measure later.
Came with:
Coralife deluxe series 30" double linear strip compact w/ 2 65watt bulbs

Penguin bio wheel 200

Stealth heater not sure of wattage

Tsunami 2 speed battery powered air pump with small air stone? (what's it for?)

Brand new coralife aqualight digital power center pretty cool brand new in box.

Thermometer
Fish net
A old magnetic cleaner with a net glued to one side ? (what's it for, feeding?)

A power head don't know brand or size.

A large protein skimmer don't know brand or anything I need help setting it up. I can't get everything perfectly clean everything had a thick layer if white buildup I got it as clean as,I could. I also can't get the inside of the skimmer perfectly clean I can't get the bottom assembly apart here is the pics of the skimmer please help me set it up


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I'm assuming it is ok if I don't get everything perfectly clean. I'm having to take a knife and scrape the buildup off.

I will get more info and pics as I get stuff clean
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:25 PM   #2
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Try soaking in hot water with white vinegar that will loosen some buildup
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:30 PM   #3
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I've been doing that but it still isn't perfect. My main concern is I can't get my hand down inside the skimmer to clean it
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:34 PM   #4
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Ok measured tank it is 30 wide about 21 tall and front center to back it is 15 do you measure the middle of bow to back to get size? If so I think it is a 36 gallon and not a 30 like he told me.
I gave $150 for everything I think I did ok
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:46 PM   #5
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Maybe a baby bottle brush? They work for tubes as well. If you don't get it perfect it's ok
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:48 PM   #6
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Don't worry about cleaning it. Just rinse it out and install it. Leave the foam filter off. You can toss that.
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:53 PM   #7
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Yeah I'm gonna pick up bottle brushes tomorrow.

I read stealth heaters were recalled is this one of them?


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Here is the power head it is large and the magnetic base says hydor


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Seeing as this is a bow front aquarium does that mean it is acrylic if so how do I get the white stuff of it without scratching?
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Don't worry about cleaning it. Just rinse it out and install it. Leave the foam filter off. You can toss that.
The foam filter in the little hang on box?
I also have a penguin bio wheel 200 filter that came with it I have to clean it still
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Yes. I mean the foam prefilter for the skimmer pump. Toss it.
Yes, the stealth heaters have been recalled. Contact the manufacturer and they will send out a replacement.
Bowfront tanks can be glass or acrylic.
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