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Old 06-10-2013, 02:04 PM   #21
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I support my local lfs but when it comes to pumps, pheads and rodi units buy online. Great service and prices with Dr foster and smith, champion lighting for higher end and hard to find parts and bulk reef supply. But sometimes you have no choice. I just spend more money at my three lfs on corals and fish.
I see you're in JUP! That's where I mostly grew up. What LFS do you use? I head that way occasionally. Was in Riley's the other day. They were super busy so I didn't get to interact w/ the people but I did get to see a lot of neat fish!
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Old 06-10-2013, 02:07 PM   #22
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...I don't know if anyone asked this, but was that tank ever treated with copper based medication to treat ich?
If so, I would toss all of that rock and start from scratch. That copper may have settled in the rock and keeping sensitive inverts will end up being impossible.
Good point! Could you test the rock first as to not waste it?? Or if one doesn't plan to have inverts then just keep it & use it.
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Old 06-10-2013, 05:52 PM   #23
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I see you're in JUP! That's where I mostly grew up. What LFS do you use? I head that way occasionally. Was in Riley's the other day. They were super busy so I didn't get to interact w/ the people but I did get to see a lot of neat fish!
Riley's is a great place good people, keep their fish in quarantine for a week. Try to insure health fish. Oceans below off of US1 in north palm great people world of knowledge and honest. Fintastic great prices on the weekend can't beat them.
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Riley's is a great place good people, keep their fish in quarantine for a week. Try to insure health fish. Oceans below off of US1 in north palm great people world of knowledge and honest. Fintastic great prices on the weekend can't beat them.
Thanks! I'll have to check those other two places out. So blessed we have so many SW fish places. Unfortunately, FW is so limited mostly to big box stores & 1 great store pretty close to me, love it.
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Fintastic is off of Jensen blvd. we our blessed!!!
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Thanks to you all!

@tango: ouch! Electricity and water always make me nervous.

@mr_X: I'll check on any treatments that may have been used. Knowing the previous owners will be handy! Thanks for that idea

@Daniel: I have no idea what a mag is or 1 " overflow. Where would I check? Is the pump part of the stuff underneath?

@rossv mentioned a power head.... Afraid I don't what that is either.

I told y'all I don't know anything about this!

Do any of you know where there might be a diagram or photo of a basic setup? Labeled parts would really help!

Or if I can figure out how to upload pics maybe y'all could help me figure out what I have.

At some point I'm gonna need to put it all together and get this thing started!
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Take pictures of everything and upload them to photobucket, then post the direct links to those pictures here. Just use the "Image" box at the top of this message typing box. It's the one that looks like 2 mountains with a sun or moon or something, second from the right.
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Old 06-12-2013, 01:38 PM   #28
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Powerhead is basically a lil fan that suctions to the side of the tank or by magnets. It creates water movement in the tank so there's no "dead spots" so everything gets nutrients, oxygen, etc. especially the stuff that can't move on its own like live rock, sand, corals, etc.

Well, we know you have a built in overflow (from another thread)! Here's a pic, the sump/refugium doesn't have to be exactly like this & the protein skimmer may not be in that exact location or be that style. My protein skimmer is in the area w/ the return pump, I don't have a light source for the sump/refugium yet or Chaeto (plant material), I plan to. I don't have a bubble trap or heater (yet). I'd like to get a submersible one. I only have a HOB in the DT (display tank) kind.

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I got this pic from another forum. I can't find the exact link as I'm looking at it on "images" on google on my phone.
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That's good, except you don't need a bubble trap before the refugium, but you definitely want one after it.
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