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Old 05-30-2013, 09:11 PM   #11
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That's not "lots" of live rock. I think you need another 50 pounds or so.
It's not reef ready, which is another negative. What kind of protein skimmer? Some are just about 40 bucks new, and others are 10 x that amount for the same size tank. Some times these "great deals" aren't so great after you break everything down.

A wet/dry filter utilizes bio balls. This is how Ingy figured it out.
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Old 05-30-2013, 09:58 PM   #12
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I'm spending $100 on this set up. It is a great deal. The light alone was $400. Even if I have to buy all new parts, it's a great deal. Thanks for your input.
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You can get a brand new 75 gallon tank at the dollar a gallon sale at petco when they have it.
If all of the other components are not useful, it's not a great deal after all.
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You asked.
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Yeah, no... I didn't ask you tell me my tank isn't a good deal. I want to know about cleaning algae. And any tips anybody has for moving a tank. Today is the day. Wish me luck! I hope your Gobies don't hide on you anymore ;o)
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If it was me I'd tear that tank down and clean everything, scrub the rocks and let them sit in the sun for a week, and then put it back together and start a cycle. This is your first sw tank and I'd hate to see you battle problems from someone else's neglect, get discouraged and give up.
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Yeah, no... I didn't ask you tell me my tank isn't a good deal. I want to know about cleaning algae. And any tips anybody has for moving a tank. Today is the day. Wish me luck! I hope your Gobies don't hide on you anymore ;o)
I didn't know you had already bought it. Good luck.
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I thought my response went through. But it didn't... I guess I shall type an other... I had Togo through the same thing. Purchased a used tank with everything. I re did the stand... Sanded and painted it. I cleaned the inside and the outside or the tank with vinegar and water... Soaked it for a little and made sure to clean it out. With the skimmer I let it soak in a bucket with water and vinegar and most if not everything that was on the skimmer came out. But I let it soak for two days and made sure to religiously rinse it off plenty of times... Put your LR in a Rubbermaid container (throw in an airstone and a heater) all this while your cleaning your tank. My suggestion is to break it down the tank and buy new sand. Re-home the fish or house them in a temporary tank until your cycle is done. Honestly... Save yourself the headache of washing the sand that it came with. The start will be a pain in the rear but if you do it with new sand you'll save yourself some headache later down the road. I agree with letting the rock sit out... Or doing a good scrub before placing them in the tank... That way you could take off any unwanted algae. I hope you're ready for the hard work. I busted my butt trying to get mine the way I wanted it.
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Well, it's moved!!! The pump didn't work when we got it set up, had to buy a new one. Come to find out... there's a sea cucumber, hermit crabs, snails plus the b&w damsel & shrimp. I LOVE IT!!!!!

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