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Old 01-14-2012, 01:11 PM   #1041
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You gonna get a lot more where that came from! It kinda makes the rocks look nice though.
Haha ya, better than white i guess!

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That's what I was thinking too. It looked too white without something on it.
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That's what I was thinking too. It looked too white without something on it.
True!

Ok, so the powerheads are really mixing up the sand and stuff. One of the smaller rock formations actually fell with no support. When i have fish/inverts will this not happen? Or should i try and redirect my ph's? Its good though because there seem to be no dead spots!
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Are they pointed towards the surface?
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Hey G as you I'm new to this whole SW and in my BC 29 I have my power heads in the rear hitting the surface but there like pointing at the same spot and the stock intake I have straight to the surface. It seems to create a whirlpool effect and I can see the flow all over the tank. Just food for thought. Good job with the tank btw...
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Are they pointed towards the surface?
No, one is twoards the surface/straight. The other is at the front glass/ground
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Hey G as you I'm new to this whole SW and in my BC 29 I have my power heads in the rear hitting the surface but there like pointing at the same spot and the stock intake I have straight to the surface. It seems to create a whirlpool effect and I can see the flow all over the tank. Just food for thought. Good job with the tank btw...
Oh ya i gottcha! So they all flow together? Does the sand get kicked up or moved at all?

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Ok, here are some pics guys!
The last picture here looks amazing! What is that giving such a fresh look?
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The last picture here looks amazing! What is that giving such a fresh look?
Thanks man!! I really appreciate it!

I just turned all the lights off and pulled out the phone!
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Sounds similar to my PH setup. I have my stronger 750 pointed at the surface and then my 550 pointed slightly downward. Very little sand, if any, floating around. I've been doing some scrubbing and cleaning off of my HOB stuff so that has been floating around before my skimmer eats it up.
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My gosh these diatoms are spreading lile CRAZZY! look! In just a few hours!
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My gosh these diatoms are spreading lile CRAZZY! look! In just a few hours!
I had worse in my freshwater tank. They died off rather fast though.
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They'll die as fast as they came. It isn't a bad thing, it just means there's life in your tank.
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They'll die as fast as they came. It isn't a bad thing, it just means there's life in your tank.
I hope they dont die adam...i love them haha

I am actually excited to see diatoms..more life!
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Lol there's gonna be cooler things than that, I promise! First time you find a pod, your gonna name it or something lol.
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Lol there's gonna be cooler things than that, I promise! First time you find a pod, your gonna name it or something lol.
Imma name him pody! Haha
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Oh! And we found another starfish today. Different type-the color of stone. We ten looked around more and saw 2 small feather dusters!! Sweeeeet! Oh and the sandbed is getting stirred up like crazy!! Pics..
Very cool rockscape!
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Very cool rockscape!
Thanks!! Ill have to test the water later today..see how the cycles goin! Im about 8 days in!!
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Thanks!! Ill have to test the water later today..see how the cycles goin! Im about 8 days in!!
Great! It is amazing how time flies, the cycle will be done in no time. I can't wait to start the cycle for my new tank. I figure that should go fairly quickly since I will be adding roughly 90 LBS of LR from the start.
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Great! It is amazing how time flies, the cycle will be done in no time. I can't wait to start the cycle for my new tank. I figure that should go fairly quickly since I will be adding roughly 90 LBS of LR from the start.
Ya it feels like we just started the cycle! Haha hopefully it only takes 3 weeks to a month!
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