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Old 03-17-2014, 02:27 PM   #21
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So i found an entirely dident cabinet with stuff in it. I've found enough salt to do 80 gallons and a 30 lb bag of aragonite sand. I also found a bag of what looks like gravel but says its for salt aquariums. I included a pic. Any thoughts on this?

I also found 3 smallish power heads. There are 2 aqueon 660s and one 550 and an additional HOB filter. I should have enough flow now correct? What directions should I point the flow?

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Old 03-17-2014, 02:28 PM   #22
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Sorry Here's a pic of the gravel stuff.

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Old 03-17-2014, 05:11 PM   #23
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Seems to be some kind of crushed coral.

The tank is 29gallons correct? Yes, that's enough flow, just stick the 660s in there on opposite ends of the tank.
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Don't use that large grain gravel. It will trap detritus (uneaten food and fish poop) and will eventually cause you problems. It will require regular maintenance. I suggest smaller grain sand.
As for the power heads, can you take a picture of them? I'm not familiar with an aqueon 660.
Do they look like this-
Aqueon Circulation Aquarium Pumps at PETCO

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Amazon.com: Marineland PH0660 Penguin Power Head 660, 170GPH: Pet Supplies
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Old 03-17-2014, 07:20 PM   #25
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Okay. Didn't use the gravel between the new sand I found and the sand I cleaned I had more then enough. The power heads are from the bottom link. Included a pic. The one doesn't have a sponge on it. Well that be a problem?

Once all the salt gets dissolved and I get rock in I'll take a pic. I think it's coming around.

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No...I was going to tell you to get rid of the sponges anyway.
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Old 03-17-2014, 08:04 PM   #27
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Okay. Pics after day 1 of cleaning. I know is cloudy but you get the idea. Thoughts on the aquascaping?



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Looks good, quite a change
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Old 03-17-2014, 08:56 PM   #29
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Took some rocks from the cichlid tank to make the piles a little higher. Thoughts?

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Okay new questions now that the tank is at least together. I want a CUC, soft coals, and fish in this tank. What order should I get these and any suggestions for something easy to care for and active?

CUC: I did find 1 red legged hermit crab and 2 snails in the tank while I was cleaning it. I'd like them to go back in the tank but obviously will need more. Any suggestions?

Fish: I have a 4 line damsel that is beautiful but is in another tank so she doesn't really need to go in this one. I love flame angels. Thinking some sort of goby maybe a watchman or citrus. Maybe a dottyback. Maybe something blue. I don't know. I want something fairly active and really colorful. Suggestions? I'm not a huge fan of clowns. I think they're overdone.

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