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Old 03-23-2014, 11:40 PM   #161
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Tested the flow rate today and it came out to 140 gph. I also ordered sand,salt,hygrometer,ro unit,test kits,circulation pumps,and skimmer. Man my wallet hurts lol
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Old 03-24-2014, 04:58 PM   #162
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Purchased 30 lbs of base rock today. What do y'all think?
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Old 03-24-2014, 05:05 PM   #163
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Tested the flow rate today and it came out to 140 gph. I also ordered sand,salt,hygrometer,ro unit,test kits,circulation pumps,and skimmer. Man my wallet hurts lol
Wow that's awesome!! $


the ro units what killed ya huh?


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Purchased 30 lbs of base rock today. What do y'all think?
It looks great!!!
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Old 03-24-2014, 05:38 PM   #164
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Thanks man the ro unit was only 68 bucks. They were out of di attachment hopefully it'll be fine. Everything just added up plus I just ordered lights. Everything I need is bought though and only went over my 500 dollar budget by 100 bucks.
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Old 03-24-2014, 07:06 PM   #165
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Wow awesome man!!! Not too bad!
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Old 03-24-2014, 08:26 PM   #166
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The epoxy didn't hold so now I have this.
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Old 03-24-2014, 08:28 PM   #167
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ahhh dang. Use more?
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Old 03-24-2014, 08:28 PM   #168
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I won't attach to the rock for some reason
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Old 03-24-2014, 10:16 PM   #169
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ahhh dang. Use more?



This is what I ended up with. It's zip tied together. What do you think?
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Old 03-24-2014, 10:22 PM   #170
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Hey that's a smart idea! I like it!
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Old 03-24-2014, 10:24 PM   #171
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I don't really no how I feel about it maybe I'll like it better when I have it completely set up
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Old 03-26-2014, 12:54 AM   #172
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And the cycle begins
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Old 03-26-2014, 12:56 AM   #173
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That's the hard part! No live rock to seed?
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Old 03-26-2014, 01:02 AM   #174
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Working on it. My plan was to put live rock rubble in the refugium. Would this work just as well as putting it in the display?
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Working on it. My plan was to put live rock rubble in the refugium. Would this work just as well as putting it in the display?
That's a question I can't really answer! I imagine it would work just about the same. People add the rubble to the refugium for more bacteria surface area if I'm not mistaken!
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I'm going to try it I don't see how it would be any different. I'm probably only going to use a few pounds since I'm going to let it cycle til I get back from vacation in June so the extra time it will take won't be a problem.
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I'm going to try it I don't see how it would be any different. I'm probably only going to use a few pounds since I'm going to let it cycle til I get back from vacation in June so the extra time it will take won't be a problem.
then I wouldn't add any! Just let it cycle with a dead shrimp in a filter sock or panty hose. That way when you get back, if it's still not cycled, you can add the rubble
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That sounds like a good idea. I may just add some base rock rubble in the refugium. Sweet thing about having a 10 gallon sump on a 20 gallon is I can run the the sump water level 2 inches from the top so I have a lot of room lol
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Yeah I don't see that tank overflowing in an outage!
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Old 03-27-2014, 06:14 PM   #180
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So the skimmer doesn't fit in the sump and the heater doesn't either :-(. I guess my sump is just a refugium now. The skimmer is working great right out of the box so I guess that counts for something.
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