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Old 04-30-2012, 09:02 PM   #41
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Picked up 45lbs of live rock for my tank from my Lfs supposed to be cycled and cured... I think it's run through some of there tanks


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Old 04-30-2012, 09:04 PM   #42
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I was forced to put my skimmer in my last chamber w/ this aqueon sump.... You guys think sponges will work to keep the micro bubbles out
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:05 PM   #43
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Still breaking in but I would buy another sponge to put under it
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:07 PM   #44
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Think the 2would work well

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Old 04-30-2012, 09:50 PM   #45
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Why not just make an egg crate box and use zip tie to secure filter floss around the drain pipe?
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:06 PM   #46
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Yeah that's a great idea... How do I go about sterilizing it them? And just regular egg/milk crate, if that's the same thing? I wont have to worry about anything leaking from the crates?
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:14 PM   #47
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Yeah that's a great idea... How do I go about sterilizing it them? And just regular egg/milk crate, if that's the same thing? I wont have to worry about anything leaking from the crates?
Egg crate- its at home depot in the lighting section. They call it defusers I believe
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:13 AM   #48
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Okay, I know what you mean now... Thanks I'm defiantly running to homedepot and the fish store tomorrow
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Old 05-02-2012, 01:46 PM   #49
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I have a coralife come skimmer for 150gl and I have had it running for about 36hours below the cup to break in... When it does break in will it automatically start skimming somewhat where I will only have to fine tune it or will I have to test and see
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I have a coralife come skimmer for 150gl and I have had it running for about 36hours below the cup to break in... When it does break in will it automatically start skimming somewhat where I will only have to fine tune it or will I have to test and see
My octopus took 6 weeks to break in. Pretty much you get it do the bubbles only go in the cup and walk away for a bit then come back to adjust if needed.
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:37 PM   #51
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Will do... Thanks
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Skimmer broke in a few hours ago, now just need to get about 20-30lbs of live rock and put my sand in
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Adding my sand... Should I turn my return back on or wait till some cloudyness goes away 1st
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Clouded right up and I added my sand slowly and against the glass
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It will go away. Just takes a day or so
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:59 PM   #56
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Okay,thanks, I will see what it looks like in the morning

My tank was still getting many bubbles so I'm going to try a 2.5in there or my 3/4gl betts tank around the bubbler
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Idk how but the RO water I got to fill my tank has a lot of ammonia in it... I think it's from the pump I used to get it in my tank from outside even though I cleaned it very well... Some grass and stuff get in there but I guess this it good for now, my bacteria can handle this amount in 24hours with me topping off 2times a day... Looks like I will be adding fish Monday hopefully and my cycle will surly not slowdown if I can't

My in tank stats:
Amm: 0.25
Nitrite:0.00
Nitrate: 40ppm

When I normally buy this water it is all 0's so I am confident after I dump that nasty stuff the new water I buy will be all 0's as well... And I think this proves the rock is already cycled just like my local fish store said?

I teste the water every time I get it and have never had any nitrates so I'm pretty sure that's from the bio.
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Idk how but the RO water I got to fill my tank has a lot of ammonia in it... I think it's from the pump I used to get it in my tank from outside even though I cleaned it very well... Some grass and stuff get in there but I guess this it good for now, my bacteria can handle this amount in 24hours with me topping off 2times a day... Looks like I will be adding fish Monday hopefully and my cycle will surly not slowdown if I can't

My in tank stats:
Amm: 0.25
Nitrite:0.00
Nitrate: 40ppm

When I normally buy this water it is all 0's so I am confident after I dump that nasty stuff the new water I buy will be all 0's as well... And I think this proves the rock is already cycled just like my local fish store said?

I teste the water every time I get it and have never had any nitrates so I'm pretty sure that's from the bio.
Was the rock live? Or base rock?
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:27 AM   #59
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It is all Fiji live rock, they have some XL damsels and bristle star in with there live rock at the store
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Old 05-08-2012, 12:36 AM   #60
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Got 3chromis today and a bottle of smart start as a caution since they are my 1st fish and saltwater fish!!! ... I drip acclimated them for 2hrs in a 2.5gl tank...does that sound about right?
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