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Old 03-10-2011, 09:45 PM   #11
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with such size, i would say that u dont need the HOB...n yes it will be the nitrate factory if u forget to clean up the filter pads frequently...
u should continue with sump....its easy for u in future...hope u read about sump too....btw, just to add....get refractometer instead of hydrometer....its much more accurate then hydrometer....just my 2cents..
Would the sump replace the HOB? We wanted to do a DIY sump with protein skimmer but don't have the money at the moment. Also with the sump would any other filtration be required? We will be putting air currents throughout the tank so the LR doesn't get dead spots but without the HOB would this still be enough flow?

And also, could I use real ocean sand in the tank? I live close and if I could do that it would save us money.
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i've seen so many tank here in my country with sump, there is no other filtration system such canister needed....they just add some filter socks at the inflow.....
i would not recommend u take some of the sand from your ocean as u dunno how much clean is the sand...
wavemaker should be nice if u plan to minimize the deadspot....
u can stil use the HOB if u dont want to feel like wasting your money but with 100g tank, sump will be ideal....JMO
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Live sand is worth it and FYI I use Kent salt and I love it
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Old 03-11-2011, 10:07 PM   #14
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So we bought everything today. Live sand aragonite, bacteria that was free, another filter (aquaclear) he bought some bubbles we already had the heaters and a whisper filter that cycles 300gph. Our LFS pro told use not to worry about rock until before we buy fish so we held off on that to save some money.

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Yeah but couldn't putting rock in restart the cycle?
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Only if there is die off. Did you get your 100 gallon yet?
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Yes we did yesterday. Now the cycling begins.

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Tank set up.

35lb base rock. Some fake plants and two fake jelly fish to make it look interesting while cycling.

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lol!
Lol I like um they look pretty real lol we have our friend convinced they are hahhaha

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