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Old 03-27-2011, 09:47 PM   #1
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my first post.let me intoduce myself

40 gal breeder black stand. 2 200 penquin Bio wheel with some kind of protien Skimmer (hang on) maybe somebody could identify it. About 20-30 lbs live rock. Crushed corrosion Ans live sand for substrate. 175 Watt metal halide. I just started the cycle 2 days ago. Let me know what ya think
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Old 03-27-2011, 09:52 PM   #2
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Sounds like a plan!

Welcome to the forums, lots of great helpful people here so don't be shy.
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yes, welcome to the forum.
i think you should turn those lights off! you don't want the lights on during the cycle, unless you like algae. get a few more pieces of rock too.
i have never seen the skimmer before. any markings on it? how about on the pump?
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Is that light a good one? I bought this set up a couple years ago. I've gone through 3 bulbs so far. It has external ballest. What should temp be? And the live rock that's in There is dead. Can or will it come alive?
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it will come back to life.
as for the lighting, yeah, that will work for you, for now.
what do you mean you already went through 3 bulbs? in 2 days?
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No the past 3 years. I Had a salt tank but put it aside I had the live rock sitting in water the whole time. I cleaning it with scrub brush before I put in There. I'm ready to start it back up. But I'm really rusty on the whole hobby so maybe you can spot me a tip or two if you see that I'm doing something out if the ordinary. : ) I'm going to try to use This as a blog and post as I go.
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sure. i'll do what i can. i'm rehabbing a house right now so internet time is limited, but i've been living the hobby on here while i don't have a tank of my own right now. i'd be glad to help.
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What do you think of all the filtration do you think power head is necessary? Iowa's going tobuy one but didnt know if it would be to much
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the HOB filters are good, if you clean them out regularly. don't let the filter pads get all gunked up. if you are intending to keep corals, i would want more flow than the 2 HOBs provide.
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sure. i'll do what i can. i'm rehabbing a house right now so internet time is limited, but i've been living the hobby on here while i don't have a tank of my own right now. i'd be glad to help.
You don't have a tank of your own right now? What happened to your " lab".... Doug not having a tank is like tiger woods not having a set of clubs
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