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Old 03-29-2013, 09:13 PM   #41
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I did my salt tank for a couple years with a canister and a hob skimmer. I eventually went to the sump and it made everything 10 times better including cleaning. IMO it's a must have
I work for a factory making swimming pool walls .
I have a 3/4 hp pump I was planning on building a sump / skimmer and circulation all in one .
From the pump have a 1.5" main line trimming into a manifold where 3/4 " lines comfortable from it .
There are 8 ports on each manifold.
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I work for a factory making swimming pool walls .
I have a 3/4 hp pump I was planning on building a sump / skimmer and circulation all in one .
From the pump have a 1.5" main line trimming into a manifold where 3/4 " lines comfortable from it .
There are 8 ports on each manifold.
Sorry I edited my last post check it

You'll have to be careful on the pump because I'm not sure if it will be safe
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Old 03-30-2013, 09:33 PM   #43
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Sorry I edited my last post check it

You'll have to be careful on the pump because I'm not sure if it will be safe
Hi Andy.
Have you ever used colony marine professional nitrifying bacteria ?
I chose to do a fish in cycle but instead of using damsels black mollies are cheaper and can be converted to salt .
For the 70gal I put 4 fish .
How long does it normally take for the ammonia to spike ?
Or will it not spike cause of the bacteria I used ?
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Have you ever used colony marine professional nitrifying bacteria ?
I chose to do a fish in cycle but instead of using damsels black mollies are cheaper and can be converted to salt .
For the 70gal I put 4 fish .
How long does it normally take for the ammonia to spike ?
Or will it not spike cause of the bacteria I used ?
I've never used the bacteria stuff. There are some good products that I've heard of and some not so great. It may cycle fast adding the bacteria or it may.take a long while. The ammonia should apear almost every time you add fish. I like to wait a week between adding anything in between each group of fish. Just take it slow and easy and watch the water quality
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I've never used the bacteria stuff. There are some good products that I've heard of and some not so great. It may cycle fast adding the bacteria or it may.take a long while. The ammonia should apear almost every time you add fish. I like to wait a week between adding anything in between each group of fish. Just take it slow and easy and watch the water quality
I added 4 black mollies to help with ammonia . They lasted 2 days and died do I went back to the original plan and added 2 fresh raw shrimp .
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I added 4 black mollies to help with ammonia . They lasted 2 days and died do I went back to the original plan and added 2 fresh raw shrimp .
The live rock I added had some sponge on it .
Probably a dozen spots .
Some bristle works that I noticed after dipping and placing rocks .
And the one piece had some kind of coral on it .
After it dies off will it grow back ?
And the works will the cycle kill them ?
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That sounds like a better idea
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That sounds like a better idea
The sponges have went hairy .
And the other coral is deteriorating and blowing around in the current .
Will they come back ?
Should I do anything else or let it die off ?
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The sponges have went hairy .
And the other coral is deteriorating and blowing around in the current .
Will they come back ?
Should I do anything else or let it die off ?
You added coral already?
What's all in the tank now?

Don't add anything till the cycle is complete. They are probably going to die
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You added coral already?
What's all in the tank now?

Don't add anything till the cycle is complete. They are probably going to die
The coral was on the live rock I added .
But I am very curious if they will come back after they die off .
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