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Old 09-21-2012, 10:27 PM   #91
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Regular old dollar store superglue is safe? There's no water in the tank right now and the chip is on the outside but if it's safe then I can save money on aquarium silicone. I'm still working on painting my background (ugh what a mess) but tonight I bought a bucket of salt, a powerhead, fish food, filter media, a hydrometer, and light bulb (which doesn't seem to work). Once I finish (or trash) the painting I will fill it up, get some shrimp and start cycling!
No its safe i glue all my coral frags to rock inside the tank underwater has to be gel tho
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Old 09-22-2012, 03:09 PM   #92
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So I will be filling my tank tomorrow. Should I put the sand in first or mix the water in the tank for a day and then add the sand? Does is matter?
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Old 09-22-2012, 03:19 PM   #93
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So I will be filling my tank tomorrow. Should I put the sand in first or mix the water in the tank for a day and then add the sand? Does is matter?
If was me id put sand then water slowly or else youll get a sandstorm
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Old 09-22-2012, 03:20 PM   #94
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Rinse your sand thoroughly first. Just put some sand (maybe 5 lbs) in a 5 gallon bucket(s) outside. Then put a hose in and let it rinse while stirring up the sand to get the fine debri out. Rinse it out 2-5 times until the water looks clearish and not milky. I've read that if you put in sand when there's water it will take take a while to clear up. It's worth it to rinse the sand or you'll have a tank that you can't even see through! After you have the sand then put in the water.
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Old 09-22-2012, 03:24 PM   #95
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+1 Obscurereef!
Rinsing sand is good. I didn't. The water was milky for a few days.
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Old 09-22-2012, 03:36 PM   #96
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So I will be filling my tank tomorrow. Should I put the sand in first or mix the water in the tank for a day and then add the sand? Does is matter?
Rinse but +1 on puttin 5lbs unrinsed to keep it live
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Sure, if using "Live Sand" but in that case, I'd skip the rinse and just let the cloudiness settle out (or instant water change to remove some). Also, if combining "Live Sand" with dry aragonite sand, make sure to put the live on top. LOL
Fill slowly. I'd add an inch of water, then the sand, then a large dinner plate. Fill using the plate to stop from digging a hole with the water flow. Will also minimize stir-up.
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:50 AM   #98
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Some people have me really stressed about the crack in the glass. I have an opportunity to get a great deal on a brand new 50 gallon but I only have an hour to decide. Is a 50 still large enough to have 2 clowns, a foxface, a copperband butterfly and a dotty back?
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Old 09-23-2012, 12:51 PM   #99
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All but the foxface would be okay in a 50
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Old 09-23-2012, 01:56 PM   #100
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I really like foxfaces. ****it. Any idea how much they cost? If its a $80 fish I won't be getting one anyways. I jumped on it and bought the 50. I got it with lights for $100. For that price I can't justify chancing it with 600lbs of water and a bunch of dead fish on my living floor. I'm going to try to sell the 60 as a reptile tank. Too bad I went through all that trouble painting it.
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