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Old 03-22-2012, 12:19 PM   #61
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I lose over a gallon a day on my 125g so yeah, seems normal.

Might be time to invest in a cheap ATO.
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:18 PM   #62
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You read my mind! Does BRS have them by any chance......?
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:20 PM   #63
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Yep. Course they do. lol Not sure if theres a discount on em though. You can usually find the JBJ one for about $80 if you find a sale. You just need the JBJ box and a small pump to get the water from the reservoir of ro/di to your return compartment. I use a mini jet on one tank and an aqualifter pump on the other. Both are under $20
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:27 PM   #64
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So, an issue has come up that I didnt anticipate. I have a friend that is upgrading from a 90 gallon tank to a 180. His 90 has that same footprint as my 75 I think and he is willing to give it to me. It is reef ready. It is in better shape than mine and has less scratches in the glass. Problem is I wont be able to have it for about a month until he gets the new tank and gets everything switched over. I am well into the cycle for my 75. What should I do? Finish the cycle but don't buy any livestock until I can switch out the tanks? or buy stuff and switch it over? Going to be hard not to buy anything once the 75 is cycled, but I will be much happier with the 90.
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:37 PM   #65
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Did you buy your lighting allready? Remember it's deeper so I think the lights would need to be stronger. Me personally I would take the 75 over a 90 since it's taller and I like to keep my armpits dry when I stick my arm in a tank
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Old 03-22-2012, 03:10 PM   #66
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I have a 48" 8 bulb T5HO fixture. I think it will be good on either tank. I see what you are saying about the depth though. I had a 110 fw that was even taller than the 90. I would actually work on it after a shower so that I didn't get deodorant in the tank....LOL! The 90 would be ok for me I think because I am a tall guy with long arms. All things being equal, I would stay with the 75, but I didnt see alot of the scratches on it until the LFS cleaned it up and did the drilling. There are several scratches in it that you can see even with water in it. I am afraid that if I get a little algae in there they would really show up. The 90 is in way better shape. It is also a center overflow that I will have to redo all my plumbing since mine is a right side overflow.
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:29 PM   #67
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Well, as of today my levels are 0,0,40ppm. I have to do a water change and I am cycled! Took a total of 6 days. I guess having the 100 lbs of rock that was curing in the garage helped. One problem that I do have that I think I know the cause for is lots of brown stuff. I expect a diatom bloom, but this is happening in both of my salty tanks. I have 28ppm out of my ro/di unit. I just ordered a new di canister today. Will be here later this week. I think I am going to add a fish this week too. I am just going to keep dosing small amounts of ammonia until I am ready to get the fish. Here are a couple pics to show the extent of the brownness....


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Perfectly normal. They should fade away in time. Congratulations on your cycle!
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Jonathan suggested autotopoff.com for my build and I couldn't be happier - the price is definitely right and it works like a champ. I have 1 of their double switch sump mount units running with a 10 gallon reservoir and an aqualifter to move the water... easy install, and lasts me about 2 weeks of evaporation before requiring refill on a 57 gallon tank.
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Old 03-27-2012, 10:18 PM   #70
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So, I am cycled and need to do a big water change. I am however, waiting for my replacement DI canister from PWC. I guess I will just keep dosing ammonia unit the unit gets here and then flush and make about 40 gallons of SW. Then I can get my first fish. I hopefully will be going this weekend and picking up a Kole Yellow eye tang and a Foxface Lo. Maybe some CUC also!
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