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Old 02-20-2014, 09:04 PM   #71
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That's the clam problem I had. They would peck around the clam and that mad them angry...then dead.
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Old 02-20-2014, 10:54 PM   #72
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Thanks, I will consider corals, but the real thing I want to do with my tank is A LOT of swim space. Some rock and than a lot of swim space with some caves so the fish can hide when they want.

Well, it is finished I am going to set up everything as is right now with the water in it and run everything just to get use to how the sump works and run vinegar throughout my system to help clean it all. Just the pump and old sump, not EVERYTHING. I am taking the Bio-Balls out of course. I am going to change the Bio-Balls over a course of time as I do not have enough money right now to go full rock in the wet dry.

So here it is is.

Would running Vinegar though the return pump be ok you think? The only thing I will have running is the return pump and the HOB overflow. I just want to test it out to get a feel for how it all works before setting it up. I was going to put vinegar in to help clean out the tank and make the glass sparkly! LOL

The little clip on fish is 2in for comparison. I feel bad because I didn't know there was small star fish on it before I put it into the freshwater. Just the little tiny white ones, but still.

I have come a long way with this thing, and I am glad that the one hard part is done. I am just hoping it will be a good transition like the last time I move the fish to a new tank.
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Old 02-20-2014, 10:59 PM   #73
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We normally clean our pumps and powerheads with a vinegar solution at 1-10 ratio.
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Old 02-20-2014, 11:04 PM   #74
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Sweet! Thanks SniperHank! Happy to know that it will work out good! All I got to do is clean the tank and the pump and I figure I got all that crap in the tank with the hose I used, it will be a good time to get it all cleared out.

Here is another view, it is without water. When I move out and get a Bigger tank, I am going to redo the stand and hood, but for it being a basement tank it is good enough. It is already 100 times better than when I first had it!
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It's looking great! Can't wait to see it completely done.

Vinegar is a hobbyists best friend :p
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Old 02-21-2014, 07:34 AM   #76
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All your hard work is paying off. Looking good, it wont be long before you can sit back and enjoy!
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Old 02-21-2014, 04:45 PM   #77
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Ok for my 120 gallon I got six 1.3 gallon jugs of distilled white vinegar. Is that enough? That's close to 8 gallons.
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Old 02-21-2014, 06:02 PM   #78
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Thats plenty just be ready to smell up the house lol
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I got two more gallons. LoL
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Welp, I am stupid. I was doing some plumbing to my HOB overflow, and I broke the bulkheads. I was gluing in place a "T" section to bring both of the bottom holes into one, as my wet dry only is a one hose connection. So long story short, I got to wait and order new bulkheads.

Also any advice on how to make sure this HOB overflow does not flood my home? I heard stories about it and I am kind of worried, but I was told that if done right it is rare. I know that they use suction and if that siphon were to fail, the water pumped back to my tank could overflow. I was reading I should NEVER use one, but it's all I got!

This is it.

Eshopps PF-1000 Overflow Box - Up to 150 gal. | thatpetplace.com

I got pics with the planned set up on how it will work. Tell me what you guys think! Yes, I broke it, don't ask. LOL I will just have to cut the ends off and redo it with the new ends. Lucky for me that it's only a 15 dollar fix.

The website also said to never use a canister unless you clean it every single week, and I found that to be untrue, I clean mine once a month with no issues. LOL
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