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Old 04-19-2012, 11:13 PM   #51
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Well i have my cheap 65 dollar rodi system, a 5 gallon bucket, salt, 1 powerhead and 1 heater to mix and heat the water. If you want you can buy rodi FRESHWATER, not saltwater outside a grocery store. They usually have big vending machine things that sell fresh super cheap. Its probably better for you to do that and just mix it!
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Old 04-19-2012, 11:23 PM   #52
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IF you want the rodi unit, here is the link! Its the 66 dollar one on ebay

http://shop.mobileweb.ebay.com/searc...=0&y=0&cmd=SKW
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Old 04-20-2012, 07:26 AM   #53
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Oh thanks! But I just have one more question. When doing water changes, do you mix the water first and then add it or vice versa?
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Old 04-20-2012, 11:18 AM   #54
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I make my water in the 5 gallon bucket, take exactly 5 gallons of water out of the tank into a seperate 5 gallon bucket and then add the water
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Kk thanks. How lucky I am that you're helping me. I'd be so lost lol
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Old 04-22-2012, 06:29 PM   #56
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Hey got all the stuff today and will be setting up, but it turns out my heater's no good and I need a new one. I can only get one tomorrow, so can I sat cycling today and just add it tomorrow or do I need it first? Thanks!
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Old 04-22-2012, 07:27 PM   #57
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Start the cycle! Haha it should all be fine
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Old 04-22-2012, 08:05 PM   #58
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Nvm found another heater. I started up the tank and I'm just mixing the salt in with the filter. It looks pretty good. I got white sand, two live rocks, and two caves, with some smaller stones. The background is just clear ocean and it really ties everything together. Thanks for all your help, I cant even thank you enough for helping me. I'll go ahead and start the cycle then!

Oh, and I forgot to mention. My LFs doesn't sell clown gobies any other fish you'd recommend? I saw a royal gramma and really liked it is it suitable for a 10g? Thanks!
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Sounds great! And no i am sorry, royal grammas need 30+ gallons there are a few good gobys. Yellow watchman, yasha, high fin etc
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Old 04-22-2012, 08:42 PM   #60
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Excuse my intrusion.....

But my first saltwater tank had only a yellow watchman goby and his shrimp buddy in it.... And two snails. I started out with freshwater too (and I still prefer it to SW, lol, just easier) and I know you're thinking that one fish is NOTHING, but believe me, they are SO interesting! They live in a hole right with the shrimp, and the two become best buddies. It's awesomely fun to watch. There are many goby species that will pair up with a shrimp, but I'm not really sure which are more suitable for a smaller tank.

Good luck with your tank!
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