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Old 07-06-2012, 11:24 PM   #1
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I filled it up a couple of days ago and the water is pretty clear, nothing but the aragonite. I plan on getting rock tomorrow. Theres a guy who has some live rock and base rock, so i'm hoping to hear back from him and get a deal. I also got a couple of leads on a protein skimmer with wet/dry. one of the protein skimmers is a PSK100 from Eshopps rated for 75-100 gallons. Any feedback on that brand?

I have my canister filter running right now until I get a protein skimmer/sump/wet dry thing going, and a marineland maxi-jet 600, rated 750GPH. I love these because I can have it as a powerhead or a pump.

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Looks like a pretty good start Deb. Good luck on the start up.
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Old 07-07-2012, 08:23 PM   #3
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I just got back from getting some stuff. The guy with the base/live rock has an awesome setup, he's got me even more excited! He had bins of DIY baserock that he sold me for next to nothing, and gave me some live rock out of his established tank, even gave me a big scoop of his aragonite substrate. The baserock looks interesting, giving it a rinse and working on the rockscape before putting it in. I also picked up the protein skimmer noted above. that guy is upgrading to a much bigger tank. I may go back and buy the sump from him seeing as I need one (or can I DIY that? petco still has some dollar a gallon tanks)

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Old 07-07-2012, 09:46 PM   #4
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I've arranged the rock and it looks okay to me. I'm open to any suggestions if I should move something either way. Should I add a second circulation pump on the left side? The one that's in there is a marineland.

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I think the scape looks great but I'm sure you will change it 10 more times. Petco is still having their sale so the DIY option maybe cheaper.
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haha yea, I may go back to the guy I got the rocks from and get a few more small pieces from him to sort of build on what I have. I want it to be just right

would a 10 gallon for the sump be good? I dont know if a 20 gallon will fit underneath
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haha yea, I may go back to the guy I got the rocks from and get a few more small pieces from him to sort of build on what I have. I want it to be just right

would a 10 gallon for the sump be good? I dont know if a 20 gallon will fit underneath
I'd try and fit a 20 gallon if you can. 10 wont give you much room for equipment.
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Is your rock sitting on the sand? If it is you may have problems with fish digging out underneath it and it settling
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Is your rock sitting on the sand? If it is you may have problems with fish digging out underneath it and it settling
Yes it is on the sand. What should I do, set it deep in the sand?
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Yes it is on the sand. What should I do, set it deep in the sand?
tank is coming along nicely. Yeah I'd say bury it down to the glass to be safe. Then u shouldn't get any movement when fish dig around.
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