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Old 03-27-2011, 08:57 PM   #11
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The way i do it is to treat the tank the water is going into with the prime. I make 3 gallon buckets of salt water here and let it sit to let the salt dissolve.

Oh, your using tap water? Hmm. I know its bad for a reef tank not too sure if it matters with a fish only tank. Someone else will have to chime in on that one or maybe you can search the FOWLR sub directory.
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Oh and trust me, the tangs are a no. theres plenty of threads here about it, actually I started one yesterday I think and people gave the no go on the 55g. I sooo want a yellow tang. Heck, I'll even take the dwarf mini tang but i think the kole tang requires 75 gallons minimum. :-( **cry**
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Old 03-27-2011, 09:04 PM   #13
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Tangs are a no. You know their motto, "Just keep swimming, jut keep swimming!". Lol. I am sorry about the sudden change in plans for you though. I'm a freshie, so I don't know many fish in saltwater, or what they need.

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Do you guys have any suggestions for an eye-popper? The tangs just demand attention and awe. I don't know many fish.
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Old 03-27-2011, 09:23 PM   #15
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I have a thread on that too. i'm looking for a centerpiece fish right now. You can start with the obligatory clown fish. Gobies and blennies are really cool too.
If your not going reef you can get some smaller angel fish. I;d check those out
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Old 03-27-2011, 09:52 PM   #16
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In my 55 I have
2 black clowns
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My bi color might be moving back into the 55 if my Picasso I gonna eat him! Tank looks great lots going on and the bio load hasn't been overwhelming
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i'm looking for a centerpiece fish too when i eventually start adding fish my cycle is done
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Thank you guys! Many options to choose from. I have a lot of googling to do

I'm going to walmart right now to buy one of those plastic bin tub thingies for the water changes. Since i'm going to be doing 10g water changes, i'll look for a slightly larger bin than 10g.
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Keep in mind you have to lift the tub when its full. I think reg water weighs 8 lbs per gallon. SW is heavier too.
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Keep in mind you have to lift the tub when its full. I think reg water weighs 8 lbs per gallon. SW is heavier too.
Good point. I have a table nearby that is about the same height as the aquarium. I could fill it up on the table and then try to siphon the saltwater into the aquarium.

The smallest walmart had was 18g.

Although, I don't see anything wrong with taking a 1 gallon pitcher and scooping the saltwater mix out of the bin. Might be a little time consuming but only 10 gallons.
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