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Old 04-07-2005, 06:22 PM   #11
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oh wow. The guy I am getting the tank from has a girl that comes in once a week and does pwcs. He showed me the container they use, and it was empty. So I am assuming that they just mixed the water and the salt and dumped it in.
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In the book "The New Marine Aquarium", there is a chart of the 10 common set-up mistakes. No. 2 is "Using synthetic saltwater too soon after it is mixed". I think it burns the fish's gills.

So just get a routine going -- get your tub or garbage can, heater, powerhead or powerhead/pump, tubing, salt mix and hydrometer. Set this all up so it's ready for a water change. After the water change, get ready for the next change -- mix your water and salt so it has a week to age.
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congrats

post pics once set up... how did you get your lfs to come set up? are you doing most of ur purchases @ their store? Im in the hunt for 55gal sw fish only, and want my lfs to come set up..but already have my supplies thru other venues.

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are you buying any live rock from, liverock.com?

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The tank is ten years old, and it has some lr in it, I don't know exactly how much, I will definitely post pics when its up in the house. As for my lfs, they also do maintenance, and moving is part of it I guess. Its 60$ an hour plus milage. We are figuring around 300$ for their help. Which is great because the tank is free. We were going to try and move the thing ourselves, but because of my husbands work schedule, its impossible to coordinate with other people.
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$300?? so they are breaking down ur old tank and seting up the new one?

i was thinking i go ahead and have tank and stand and all other stuff in the room..and buy ls and premixed ro sw from them and they help me get it up and running to cycle.

keep me posted with pictures. thanks

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