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Old 05-05-2012, 02:07 AM   #141
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I think an ATS would be great - heard tons of good positive feedback on them. As for the terrarium, be careful that the glass isn't too thin, cause it may crack when full of water... So I was told.
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Old 05-05-2012, 06:43 AM   #142
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Well, it might not have been a terrarium. That is just what I used it for, lol. Either way I'll check out craig'slist and pennswoods to see if there are any cheap tanks I could turn into a sump...or maybe even a sump. Though I need to get an ATO as well...so much to do.

Oh, and bumblebee goby went carpet surfing while I was asleep. Didn't make it.
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:22 AM   #143
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The screen netting from BRS is cheap insurance for jumpers and really easy to work with. For me it was like when they chain the elephant's foot to a stake and the elephant walks in circles, and then they remove the chain and the elephant still only walks within the same circle.

I had a terrarium with a ball python baby that I was gonna use, but the glass is thinner, like 3/16", and I was told it'd crack, though I have no idea.
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The screen netting from BRS is cheap insurance for jumpers and really easy to work with. For me it was like when they chain the elephant's foot to a stake and the elephant walks in circles, and then they remove the chain and the elephant still only walks within the same circle.

I had a terrarium with a ball python baby that I was gonna use, but the glass is thinner, like 3/16", and I was told it'd crack, though I have no idea.
That is a great picture being drawn about the elephant lol. That was my first jumper, I'm strangely not concerned...he hadn't been eating and I wasn't expecting him to make it. When I get home I'll be searching for my indigo dottyback. He hides while the lights are out and I couldn't find him, but he wasn't around my tank on the floor so here's hoping.

If my terrarium is an actual terrarium, then yes it will crack. I'm just not sure if that is what it is. I stumbled upon the thing in college after the year was over. Everyone always tosses out great stuff that they just don't want to drag home for the summer, so I would gather some pals up and go hunting. I had some friends that literally went around with a truck to gather stuff up and then sold it at a yard sale lol. Anyway, I'll look at the tank when I get home to see what's up with it. There is a chance that it is a long tank since it didn't have a top and I had to build one.
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Well, checking over the tank most of the crap is gone. Still some stuff in the sand that I'll end up siphoning out while I'm cleaning. Have to take breaks for how badly the water column gets filled with all the crap. Also, now my skimmer is pushing tons of microbubbles into my tank and I have no clue why. I've tried adjusting the air intake, no avail. I hate that seaclone skimmer...think the red slime remover could have caused this? It said specifically to not turn off the skimmer.
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I think as far as cheap skimmers go coralife is better than sea clone and they don't even cost as much. I don't like the pin wheel skimmers as much as a spray injection. Aqua c makes good skimmers
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What kind of rodi u it do u have sniper. I just bought a Buckeye field supply rodi 5 stage unit. The 5th stage is dedicated to breaking down chloramine and I have that in my tap water. I'm interested in what other people have.
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Still waiting on it to come though I hope I got a good one and didn't waste just over 200 bucks.
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Old 05-06-2012, 02:13 PM   #149
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I've seen the buckeye units and it should be fine. I don't run that filter for chloramines cause I dont think my water supply has an issue with them. I have a 5 stage BRS unit right now, one sediment filter, two carbon filters, 50gpd membrane and a single DI canister. I have water going in at about 20 TDS and coming out at 0. No nitrates or phosphates either.
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Some don't have cloramines but I would be surpised if u don't have any. Chlorine breaks down fast so they use chloramine instead. Actually chloramine is also created buy some chemical process between chlorine and whatever else I don't remember if I'm not mistaken. Atleast they use it here in Pittsburgh. Ur lucky if u don't have any. I live in an apartment and have no control over the pressure coming into my place so I hope it is in the range of what the unit needs. I should have checked but didn't feel like it. I guess if anything I could get a booster pump. This unit should save me around 500 bucks a year if not more
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