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Old 02-01-2012, 02:29 AM   #421
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Lol... King Midas!
Lol. Yep. That's what I call him too! He looks so smug at the top of the tank too
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Old 02-01-2012, 05:14 PM   #422
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LOL, too bad he can't turn anything to gold.
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Old 02-03-2012, 07:28 PM   #423
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UPDATE:

So, I am still trying to fix that leak with the return tubing. I will be away this weekend, so would you all recommend dosing more ammonia to keep they cycle going, or is it ok? Also, should I have my lights on at this point, (I know I wasn't supposed to have them on during the cycle).

Also, since I am still in the 8 week process for letting ich die off (in my 34g) I am going to temporarily going to use my 55g as a QT (Once Clown + Hippo are moved to 125g). My problem with the tank is that the nitrates are too high. I am working on lowering them by PWCs, but would it help to remove the sand? The sand was bought as "live".

I was thinking I could wash the sand out (to remove nitrates), and put in back in after I temporarily used the tank as a QT for the first set of fish I plan to order from Liveaquaria.com.

I think that is everything! Thank you soo much for reading! . I know that this could possibly sound confusing, so if you need me to clarify things, please ask. Thanks!!!
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Old 02-05-2012, 09:51 PM   #424
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Do you guys think I should add ammonia tonight?
I haven't added any since last Thursday (I think). Didn't get anything done this weekend since I was away. I really hope I can fix the leak with the plumbing, and bring down the nitrates in the 55g.

Thanks everyone!
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Old 02-06-2012, 10:04 AM   #425
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If you don't have fish I would put some in.
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Old 02-06-2012, 05:50 PM   #426
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If you don't have fish I would put some in.
Yeah, no fish yet. I still need to figure how to stop my plumbing from leaking, and I need to do that HUGE water change, which I figure will be about 62.5 gallons. LOL. Thanks!!

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Yeah, no fish yet. I still need to figure how to stop my plumbing from leaking, and I need to do that HUGE water change, which I figure will be about 62.5 gallons. LOL. Thanks!!

Where is it leaking???
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Where is it leaking???
Around the check valve, and we saw drops at another spot (can't remember right now, lol).
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Did you hard plumb everything using PVC glue?
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Did you hard plumb everything using PVC glue?
No, we have flexible hoses, and we have pipe clamps. Thanks for your help!!
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It might be worth a try to hard plumb it. I used flex hose on my reactor and it leaks in the sump (that's why it's in the sump) lol
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I use a combination of hose and PVC. I like to have the ability to take apart the plumbing easily without cutting anything.

You did use plumbers tape for the screw in connections right? Might wanna give it a few more layers. i had a leak in my 90g at the screw in joint and retaped it and now its fine.
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I use a combination of hose and PVC. I like to have the ability to take apart the plumbing easily without cutting anything.

You did use plumbers tape for the screw in connections right? Might wanna give it a few more layers. i had a leak in my 90g at the screw in joint and retaped it and now its fine.
Yep, we put some where the leaks were, but I think we need more layers. Thanks!!
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If your leaking at where the pipes thread together you can also use aquarium silicone. Just put some on the threads and tighten it up.
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EEK! I don't think I'd use silicone, It will work but it will mean you can't remove it if you decide to replumb or need to take a stretch of piping out.

I just used a boatload of tape on the threads and it worked just as well.
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It takes some force to undo the silicone yes but it can be done.
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EEK! I don't think I'd use silicone, It will work but it will mean you can't remove it if you decide to replumb or need to take a stretch of piping out.

I just used a boatload of tape on the threads and it worked just as well.
Yeah. It's not that difficult to undo silicone at all.
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Ha and my vote is hard plum with a union.
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Unions are good too . I put some on my overflow pipes.
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I haven't read the rest of the posts, but would a Flame Hawkfish work? I love mine.
Sorry! I just saw this post!

I love the Flame Hawk too! Just not sure if I am going to go the shrimp/small fish route or not yet. Great suggestion!
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