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Old 02-16-2013, 01:27 PM   #71
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Thanks! Appreciate the advice fellas. I wont risk it for the life of the fish. I have no experience and understand that the only way to take your hands off the wheel and still know how to drive well, takes tons of practice. The confidence and the know how to diagnose a fish etc...would be essential in trying this. I guess I was thinking if the master plan. Muhahahaha
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So in five days you have probably gotten the idea to upgrade. Welcome my friend. This is a very addicting hobby. I went from a 40 to a 90 to a 125 I'm building. All in less then 2 years. Also the reason for the 125 is tangs. Those are some BA fish.
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:45 AM   #73
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You just gained a level! Asking questions, listening to experienced reef gurus, and altering your plan to ensure success always always gains you XP... and respect among other reef keepers.
Ty sir... Just having fun, learning. Appreciate all the advice.
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:47 AM   #74
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So in five days you have probably gotten the idea to upgrade. Welcome my friend. This is a very addicting hobby. I went from a 40 to a 90 to a 125 I'm building. All in less then 2 years. Also the reason for the 125 is tangs. Those are some BA fish.
Haha so funny! Yes, you kind of hit the nail on the head on that one. Thanks for having me. Iv'e read a lot of posts on this forum and found good advice. I hope to return that favor someday.
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:42 PM   #75
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My tank after one week. I did a 10% water change on Saturday. I also cleaned out the bio balls and protein skimmer. The water is still cloudy, should i wait until next week to water change? Can i do it tomorrow? I noticed the water became real cloudy after I removed the bio balls. They were soaked in white stuff... It didn't take long for the tank to clear up to its current state. Is that sand floating or that white stuff? Difficult to tell. My salinity has been 1.023 for 3 days now and temp at 78-79. I could not find any ammonia at the local petland. Can anyone recommend a brand? Thanks.

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My only input... in regards to you asking about adding more water. Make sure that you have some wiggle room. Leave a good 2" (my opinion of course) in the sump when everything is shut down (and has been for a bit) so that you won't have to worry about it overflowing in the event of a power outage.
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My only input... in regards to you asking about adding more water. Make sure that you have some wiggle room. Leave a good 2" (my opinion of course) in the sump when everything is shut down (and has been for a bit) so that you won't have to worry about it overflowing in the event of a power outage.
Yup 2 inches for sure. This was saturday before the water change. Thanks again
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You said the bio balls had white stuff on them? Does your pump have the same stuff on it? I'd guess the sand is the culprit. How well did you rinse it before putting it in? I'm glad to see no more bubbles.
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You said the bio balls had white stuff on them? Does your pump have the same stuff on it? I'd guess the sand is the culprit. How well did you rinse it before putting it in? I'm glad to see no more bubbles.
Hey! I didn't rinse my sand . i rinsed out my filters, bio balls and skimmer again today. adjusted my return to see if the sand settles a bit better (I've tried several combinations). I removed a lot of white stuff again but it's much clearer! I am getting my live rock Wed. Will this help? Should I use tetra safe start? Or should i buy a few damsel to cycle the tank? Btw thanks to everyone, no more flow issues.
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You said the bio balls had white stuff on them? Does your pump have the same stuff on it? I'd guess the sand is the culprit. How well did you rinse it before putting it in? I'm glad to see no more bubbles.
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