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Old 10-29-2004, 05:08 PM   #11
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it was used for freshwater last time. But I planned on buying new stuff anyway. It's been sitting in my utility room for a long time now.
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Old 10-29-2004, 05:10 PM   #12
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Just rinse it out real good, and replace the material inside for salt use and you should be fine. Are you doing LR at all, or just sand?

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Old 10-29-2004, 05:17 PM   #13
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and here's where I lack in knowledge. What's the difference in tank setup if I do LR or sand? I have gravel in there now... would I have to get rid of the gravel? What about doing crushed coral? I guess I'm substrate illiterate.
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Old 10-29-2004, 05:24 PM   #14
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Definitely get rid of the gravel and replace with crushed coral, or sand (prefered).

Since you are new to this, I would suggest getting a good book that most of us use on here called "The Conscientious Marine Aquarist". This is an awesome and personal favorite book of mine. This will help the beginner, as well as the advanced hobbyist in making the best decisions. HTH

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The protein skimmer shouldn't fill with water that quickly. Set it for more bubbles. It probably is okay that it is bubbling in the tank. I agree with the others that if you aren't using liverock to cycle, you shouldn't protein skim. Also no need for UV til you put the fish in.
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Old 10-31-2004, 03:18 PM   #16
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I have fish in the tank already.
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still should go with sand
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