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Old 07-23-2012, 02:55 AM   #1
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Sky's Diving Into The Reef!

This thread is also known as my 70g build thread...

So almost nothing is going to be happening on this tanks build until the middle to end of August but I wanted to get the thread going that way I can start asking questions and putting anything up that does happen

My main goal for this tank is to eventually be a thriving reef system with quite a few inverts and just a few fish. From what I've read and heard so far, this is very doable.

Here goes nothin! Hope you decide to follow along!
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Old 07-23-2012, 02:56 AM   #2
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I broke down the 70g today and moved my FW setup to the 40, Just gotta get everything nice and sparkly for the new build.

Anyone know of an easy way to get rid of a bunch of algae on equipment?
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Use a vinegar water mix. Works better the longer you soak the equipment.
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Also- flat edge blade can be used to scrape off glass faster than scrubbing. Just keep away from silicone. +1 for vinegar. Just rinse well
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Yep, razor blades work great, and you'll need them later too for the corallaine.
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1:1 ratio of vinegar and water? I have a small container of razor blades in my stand already (pretty much the only way to get rid of green spot that I found)
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1:1 ratio of vinegar and water? I have a small container of razor blades in my stand already (pretty much the only way to get rid of green spot that I found)
I use vinegar straight up, it's not expensive, so I just decided not to dilute it.
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I use 50% vinegar with rodi to get salt creep off things, works great. I use it to clean off my powerheads when they get bad too.
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Im excited for this sky. If the reef turns out half as well as your plated did..it will be incredible!!
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Im excited for this sky. If the reef turns out half as well as your plated did..it will be incredible!!
Now if I could get the corals to grow as fast as my plants.... lol oh wishful thinking!
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