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Old 03-10-2013, 05:06 PM   #1
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Old-school salt water set up.

I have been out of saltwater hobby for 15 years now So many things have changed But I went with what I knew So I have an over the back filter. Under the gravel filter With two powerheads My tank has been running for five weeks now Things of been very very smooth My tank is 80 gallon And I'm going to be fish only with Live rock Community tank I currently have hermit crabs couple snails Of course couple damsels a clown And a peppermint shrimp. I am already to start stocking my tank next two weeks I really am enjoying hermit crabs watching and change shells My substrate is all seashells and crushed coral It looks very natural I purchased my lights from Home Depot 4 foot and my 3foot is blue T5 So much cheaper My tank is a wooden hood on it I screwed To the bottom Of the hood I'm planning pn getting a protein skimmer ... I really enjoyed reading everybody's advice on AA Everybody is very cool
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Sounds good! Pics?
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I have a long way to go yet
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:22 PM   #4
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They are so many fish stores in my area I live in Northville Michigan I find myself stopping at the store's everyday in my home from work I have become an aquarium junkie know My wife just laugh and go's along with me We called them our kids
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:35 PM   #5
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They are so many fish stores in my area I live in Northville Michigan I find myself stopping at the store's everyday in my home from work I have become an aquarium junkie know My wife just laugh and go's along with me We called them our kids
I live in Lansing. Have you ever been to Preuss Pets?
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:41 PM   #6
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No I have not how's the store maybe a road trip in the future I really like the store oceans and seas great price's
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I purchased mono Last night I just can't find lot information about them
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I would suggest getting rid of the crushed coral and undergravel filter. Using a much finer sand will trap much less detritus and be virtually maintenance free. Unless of course you don't mind doing a lot of vacuuming. Nitrates will always be an issue in this tank IMO. Get a bunch more rock and your skimmer and you will be better off.
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They are so many fish stores in my area I live in Northville Michigan I find myself stopping at the store's everyday in my home from work I have become an aquarium junkie know My wife just laugh and go's along with me We called them our kids
I'm a service tech in the San Francisco Bay area and an aquarium junkie too. On my travels I seek any stores near my route. Here's a site I use, Aquarium Store Finder - Map
even while on vacation I'll search for stores. Good hunting!
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We are going fish storing today I need some more live rocks and thinking about going sand bottom we see
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