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Old 03-24-2014, 08:44 PM   #11
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Mac's 20g Reef Build

I have a sponge and carbon in there actually. It just broke though. Uh, frustrating, frustrating. Motor must have stalled or something, it was just a spare I had on hand because the original broke too.
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Old 03-24-2014, 08:45 PM   #12
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Aqua clears?
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Old 03-24-2014, 08:47 PM   #13
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Aqua clears?

Nah, I wish. Aqueons. Not the best, but they work.
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Old 03-24-2014, 08:52 PM   #14
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Ac's are pretty cheap and pretty much bullet proof
Edit: an ac30 is about $35 and would work great for you
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Old 03-24-2014, 08:56 PM   #15
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Oh yeah definetly, just wasn't gonna buy one if I didn't need one yet.
I have to order it online when my next check comes in though.
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Old 03-25-2014, 11:02 AM   #16
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Well, still no luck with it clearing up over night.

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We had a birth in the family last night, so it's gonna be a busy day. (He's a cousin).

Gonna try to make it to the LFS and pick up some new sand.

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My goby is looking happier then ever in one of the 10's. I think I may just leave him there. (yes I know there is some detritus issues.)Click image for larger version

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Old 03-25-2014, 11:50 AM   #18
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Ooph... Parameters are out of whack.

Ammonia- 5ppm
Nitrite -1ppm
Nitrate- 10ppm
PH- 8.2
ALk- 10dkh
Phosphates- 0

Well, that's a not-so-mini mini-cycle. Sounds like it's gonna be a complete re-cycle. Sad too, i was looking forward to adding corals right about now. On the bright side, I might be able to upgrade to a 30b or 40b...
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Old 03-25-2014, 01:29 PM   #19
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Not that anybody cares, because no one ever does.

Well, as if my day wasn't already bad enough. I think this tank is seeing it's final days :/.

I was removing the sand using a siphon, and bam! A hose bursts off sending a storm of sand and water everywhere. As if that incident wasn't enough, my 4 year old cousin came in and tipped over a 5 gallon jug of freshwater. So at this point my room is a beach. Just wait there's more, I Knocked over a full bottle of Dr. Tim's right onto the floor.

The QT looks great, the DT looks like the ocean when you kick up the sand. I have carbon running hoping to clear the Murky water up. Oh well, I guess that's the name of the game.
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Yet another update to my ghost thread.

The tank has been filled up once again with brand new water. The sand has been thrown away. I'm still working on the scape. I seriously just want to throw this tank out the window.
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