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Old 04-17-2012, 05:08 PM   #21
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Dang, going nice on your first saltwater build Nicely done you won't regret it!
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Old 04-17-2012, 05:11 PM   #22
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My dad brought me home the aqueon circulation pumps by suprise.... Should I return them and get the 1050 K instead... I'm worried about the suction cup b/c no magnet with them.

And is sugar fine sand good for just a regular reef tank... I'm going to put a Mandarin in there when I get Tom of pods established, idk if sand effects them or some bottom dwellers
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Old 04-17-2012, 05:11 PM   #23
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How is your sump laid out? Usually have the skimmer in the drain area. No room? I think you will have bubbles in the tank if you have the skimmer in the return portion of the sump. Maybe others will chime in, since I just built my first sump a month ago.
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Dang, going nice on your first saltwater build Nicely done you won't regret it!
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Old 04-17-2012, 05:15 PM   #25
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I know I will have bubble but no room for it in first 2sections b/c I'm doing a fuge as well... I was thinking of using some rock next to the bubble diffuser or something to that effect
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Old 04-17-2012, 05:16 PM   #26
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If you plan on having a fuge in the middle, the skimmer to the right of it will skim up your pods.

From reading, you will never be able to (or have a very hard time) establishing and maintaining a big enough pod supply for a mandarin. Maybe you could find one eating prepared foods?

Flow is flow. As long as they flow and aren't too noisy (I always ended up going with koralias because of the noise issue) they should be fine. Try them out and see if you like them!
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:02 PM   #27
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Yeah, I was going to make a rubble pile in the back of my tank and grab a rock every week from the fuge to try to reseed it.... Plus I'm going to try to get it on prepared food.

They said the aqueons were like exactly the same and $13 bucks cheaper just no magnet only the suction cup but idk if I trust it
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:10 AM   #28
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Looks like a nice build so far! Congrats! I'll be following along...
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Old 04-18-2012, 05:31 PM   #29
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Thanks... Hopefully I can fill it with some rock soon so I can get this cycle underway, lol
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:01 PM   #30
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Returned my aqueon 950s and got one K 1050 and the eheim true temp heater... I'll be getting another K 1050 before I anything to the tank other than the live rock
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