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Old 02-27-2017, 08:49 PM   #21
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Yep yeah you can adjust it accordingly so 8" above should be fine.
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I used 18 inch hanging flower pot brackets little guy huh 10 x 12 pretty good size
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I used 18 inch hanging flower pot brackets little guy huh 10 x 12 pretty good size
That's more a medium guy I guess. the "empty"hob with purigen and phos gard? Can't hurt right?

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nice part is these don't throw out a glare into the room like my old ones those needed a light shield
light goes into tank where its directed
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I have a hob just for more top agitation its filled with rubble
no that will work I put mine though the sump towers I set up almost like a canister set up
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Need so much rock... so much more rock..

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What acts as mechanical filtration?the rock? I have nothing to trap the poo?? It just gets blended in the flow and taken in by rock?

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Old 02-27-2017, 09:33 PM   #28
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The rock and sand. I'd add at least one piece of live rock to help seed the tank with beneficial critters as well. Bristle worms and pods are super beneficial for a sw tank
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The rock and sand. I'd add at least one piece of live rock to help seed the tank with beneficial critters as well. Bristle worms and pods are super beneficial for a sw tank
That's all live rock?? So said the sales man anyways??

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Overtime, all rock will become 'live'...but if it is a piece of rock out of a running system then it will likely have the beneficial critters that bribo is talking about. Personally, I don't think that it is necessary and that a tank can be set up with no seed rock at all. Save some extra so you can spend more on something else on the system IMO.
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I agree with hank a system can be done with all dry rock. My 20 gallon was set up that way and is fine. If that came from a running system though that's probably already got some bacteria and live critters in it which is good. Just add some dry rock and scape that bad boy up
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Yah.. 10 lbs of live I've already bought and paid for . I'd like to fill in with dry rock.

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Just checked reef cleaners, I also found this. Whatcha think?https://boston.craigslist.org/nwb/for/6020415549.html

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As mentioned Reefcleaners has always been awesome experience with my orders. He has really nice Rock and very generous with the cleanup crew orders.

Congrats on the new SW tank.

When you have it cycled...Pom Pom Crabs, Sexy Shrimp, Rock Flower Anemone,



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Super cute, always comes over to say Hi! Where's my snack? Always photo bombs, that's adorable Yellow Clown Goby, he lived with my Clowns, was raised with them and they didn't pay any attention to him, the Royal Gramma never seen again (2 different times tried to add a fish).


So my thought would be to add the Clowns after you have the other fish established in the tank. Thinking it was already mentioned, they are apt to be aggressive.



Rock Flower Anemone aka Caribbean Rock Flower


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If you're looking for a less aggressive purple fish than the dottyback look into a blackcap basslett. They're kinda shy but super purple
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Dude!! Sweet!!
You should put a panther grouper in there!
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Dude!! Sweet!!
You should put a panther grouper in there!
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They're better in pairs right ?! :p

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Woah... if someone had clued me into the utter amazing of a refractometer I would have gone swimming years ago!! I love this thing.. I'm going to bring it to work tommorow and test my boss, he's the saltiest.. has to be close to dead Sea sg.

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Woah... if someone had clued me into the utter amazing of a refractometer I would have gone swimming years ago!! I love this thing.. I'm going to bring it to work tommorow and test my boss, he's the saltiest.. has to be close to dead Sea sg.

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They are sweet, I tossed my hygrometer years ago. Make sure it stays calibrated, Rodi should read zero. There is also calibration fluid but I've never bothered.

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I zeroed it with my rodi. Tds 14, that's what absolute zero for the tank is anyways.. instructions didn't mention fluid so I'll stick with the source water. Hydrometer was actually spot on but I won't be using it any more.

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