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Old 07-07-2014, 10:23 PM   #61
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No question is dumb. This forum is all about helping others and making sure we have aquarists to keep the hobby alive. A well established well taken care of tank can last forever. My LPS has a brain that they have had for over 25 years.

As for the skimmer you should have or need to get a valve for the tubing
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Usually they only have one nipple but any type will work. If it's just the hose then placing tour finger over the end will cause the bubbles inside the chamber to stop. You can get this from a LPS or ever big box store like Petco, petsmart, and possibly a hardware store with a low pressure air tubing section. Really all it does is control the amount air allowed to enter the chamber. My skimmer is about as cheap as you can get and I get great skimate from it. It took a little bit to get the control right, but it's. Labor of love.

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Old 07-07-2014, 10:35 PM   #62
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I use one of them to acclimate my fish, I will pick another one up tomorrow and try to reduce the amount of bubbles going into my skimmer. Now will that effect my adjustment? Right now I run it in between 2-3. Would I have to play with it again to get it just right?
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Old 07-07-2014, 10:40 PM   #63
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Correct. You want small bubbles B&S lot of them. But you don't want it "wet" foam.


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Old 07-07-2014, 10:43 PM   #64
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I thank you for all your help I will get one to put on the skimmer tomorrow and update on how it is doing.
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Old 07-07-2014, 11:23 PM   #65
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No thanks necessary. We re. Community and helping is why we do. It's all a learning curve.

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Old 07-08-2014, 08:43 AM   #66
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So good news, the skimmer kicked in and I have very little micro bubbles down where the pump is.

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Old 07-08-2014, 08:47 AM   #67
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Theres a before
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And after the skimmer broke in
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And I have a wet skim right now im playing with it to get it dry.
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Old 07-09-2014, 03:22 PM   #68
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Just got my new quiet flow 4000 in the tank today

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Old 07-09-2014, 03:31 PM   #69
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Beautiful. I'm hoping to get some decent money from fam for birthday so I can get the mag 24. Big lesson. Pumping water upwards costs a lot of extra money.


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Old 07-09-2014, 03:34 PM   #70
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Yea when I move im upgrading to a 120 and using the 75 as a sump in the basement. Atleast thats the plan but will probably change.

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Old 07-09-2014, 03:45 PM   #71
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I'm still glad mines in the basement because my wife does daycare and I would constantly find toys in the sump, but man 300 for a return pump. I currently have a pump that does 1200 and one that does 2000, but none are rated for 13.86 ft. It sucks lol


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Old 07-09-2014, 05:21 PM   #72
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What size do you need geeze

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Old 07-09-2014, 06:01 PM   #73
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Mag 24 need to push 750+ GPH at 14 ft head height.
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Old 07-09-2014, 06:35 PM   #74
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Well I know what im getting myself into in the future.

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One spot foxface and true percula (TR)

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Nice fish. I can't wait to stock my 75 more. So far I only have 2 frostbite clownsClick image for larger version

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I can't wait either. I was thinking of going with another True Percula, a McCosker's Flasher Wrasse, Yellow and Blue spot Goby, and if I find a really small Yellow Tang.
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What livestock is currently in the tank? Flashers really need to be the first fish in IME as they are very timid and need time to establish themselves before competing with other fish.
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I have only the one spot and clown right now
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I'm setting up my reserve water tonight. That was a chore. Also my snowflake/frostbite (can't tell difference) female got a dark grey spot on her side. So moved from DT to QT did a RO dip and the spot is gone. She is heavy breathing and not swimming as much. Not sure if just a stress spot of if it is actually clown ich. Don't want to have to do hypo treatment. Will see how she is in the morning. Ordered 100 nasarius(sp?) snails and 25 periwinkle snails( May go to LPS) for 27.50 on ebay. They are arriving along with my light for the biocubeClick image for larger version

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