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Old 02-02-2013, 02:37 PM   #41
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Good deal on the heater! Such a small tank any add on looks crowded. Still trying to figure out how to add more flow without a powerhead. Might look into a beefier pump.. And for the light, the Wavepoint is around $75 ($44 on amazon lol) so that price range would be good...

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Old 02-02-2013, 02:44 PM   #42
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Here's a pump a lot of people use in a little nano that doesn't produce a lot of heat. These pumps are used often in cold water tanks.

http://www.petmountain.com/product/a...ion-pumps.html
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Old 02-02-2013, 03:12 PM   #43
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That's the one I was lookin at! I just need to measure my overflow return section and see
if it will fit... I'm pretty sure it's a go. Gotta get
one on order...
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:16 PM   #44
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Diatoms already?? Will post some water parameter tests tomorrow...
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:44 PM   #45
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Absolutely!
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:48 AM   #46
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Wavepoint 6" LED... $40 (ish) might be the way I'm gonna go with this...

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Old 02-06-2013, 08:50 AM   #47
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Wavepoint 6" LED... $40 (ish) might be the way I'm gonna go with this...
Looks like a decent light for the small tank. What are the specs on it?
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Seems legit. My LFS has an 8 gallon nano with the 12" version and has some LPS and SPS in the tank... Looks sharp too.
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Seems legit. My LFS has an 8 gallon nano with the 12" version and has some LPS and SPS in the tank... Looks sharp too.
Well then it's been tested and tried lol. Go for it.
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:42 PM   #50
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Wow, that actually looks like a good choice for your tank. Small LED fixtures are getting better and better lately.
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:07 PM   #51
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Whelp, the diatoms are subsiding, and it's like copepod galore in my tank... Things are looking up in this cycle. As a reflection, I'm glad I went with live rock and sand from a well established system. It's making things "easy"...
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:32 PM   #52
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That's what's up... Showing nitrates Added anther half a cube just to be certain...
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Can we get a new picture? Sounds like it's going well.
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Yes I will tonight.. Tank looks exactly the same lol, I'll post some though! I'm considering removing the media sponge that is slotted, and running ONLY the media bags... Good idea?
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Yes I will tonight.. Tank looks exactly the same lol, I'll post some though! I'm considering removing the media sponge that is slotted, and running ONLY the media bags... Good idea?
Either way would be fine. Where are the pics?!
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:13 AM   #56
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Either way would be fine. Where are the pics?!
Too many excuses for no pics. Wifey made stuffed haddock for dinner last night, BlackOps 2, etc etc... I will snap some with my phone tonight! And here's what is showing up at my LFS at 9:00 am

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Oohh nice catalina goby! They like cooler temps than most though...
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Yea I know... My LFS told me to keep it low-mid 70's (like lower-mid)... I can't wait til it shows up and gets QTd. Tank is almost fully cycled!
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Here's an actual pic of my new Catalina the folks at Aquatic Creations in Nashua, NH got in for me! 2 weeks in QT, then he's coming home
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Yes I will tonight.. Tank looks exactly the same lol, I'll post some though! I'm considering removing the media sponge that is slotted, and running ONLY the media bags... Good idea?
If you can throw a few pieces of rock or rubble where the sponge is you may see some nice copepod action going on in there. It would also pull double duty as natural filtration media. Some shops sell scrap live rock rubble for pretty cheap. Just throwing out an option. Leaving the bags is definitely a good thing. I replaced the carbon bag for a 100ml bag of Purigen in my daughter's Spec 5 but it's a planted FW tank. If you remove the sponge you would have room for both.

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