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    Help Growths on pond fish

    Hm, interesting. Any recommendations or other opinions?
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    Help Growths on pond fish

    Hey everyone, I wasn't sure if it was better to put this in the Pond forum or in the Freshwater Fish Disease forum. However, I figured the diseases are generally the same between pond and tank fish, so I thought this would be the best place. If I'm wrong, please let me know and I'll post this...
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    How Do I Microbubbles help!

    Thank you! I actually did some more testing while I was waiting, and I found they are indeed coming from the skimmer. I shut the skimmer off, and the bubbles stop and the tank becomes pristine. There's a piece of white foam and a piece of black foam in the box. The bubbles come out no...
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    How Do I Microbubbles help!

    Microbubbles; help! Wow, it seems like I'm posting a new question every day; I apologize. Today I just filled up my sump and got it running. However, now there are microbubbles everywhere! I have two sets of bubble traps, and most of the bubbles in the first sump chamber are trapped, but there...
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    Help Some salt not dissolved?

    It's going to be Reef now. I'm going to start out with fish and some small, soft corals. Not yet, but I've bought it already. Right now, it's totally empty aside from two heaters and the three powerheads (two permanent ones). It's still undissolved there at the bottom, now about a full...
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    Help Some salt not dissolved?

    Hey all, I added salt mix to my tank last night. I added it directly since it's the first time, and to make the saltwater in my 5 gallon buckets wouldhave taken forever. Anyway, I poured 15.4 pounds of Coral Pro Salt into my 70 gallon Oceanic Tech Tank. 15.4 pounds is what the mixing...
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    Question Foam pad for underneath Tech Tanks?

    Hi all, Well, last weekend, I got pretty much all of my equipment. I decided on a 70 gallon 36x18x25'', and I also made my own sump (max capacity 20 gallons) since the tank came with predrilled holes and a builtin overflow; so, it seemed prudent for me to bite the bullet and go sump right...
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    Help Thinking about getting into saltwater tanks; some general questions

    Thanks a bunch for the advice. I figure an RO filter is nice to have, especially since my dad is offering to buy one (my mom has been bugging him for a couple years now because she wants to drink RO'ed water), and it certainly won't hurt the aquarium. So, the filter we're going to be buying...
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    Help Thinking about getting into saltwater tanks; some general questions

    Oh, I'm sorry, I didn't meant to imply I was going to run carbon in the QT; I would run it only in the main tank periodically. Thanks for verifying the sponge idea, though, I appreciate it; it's what my book suggested, but you were the first person to tell me what exactly to do before putting...
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    Help Thinking about getting into saltwater tanks; some general questions

    Please forgive me for bumping the thread, but since I'm going to the store one final time tomorrow (before buying things on Saturday/Sunday), I'd love to hear your feedback on the above post and my following, new questions. It's a two-day sale, and I need to buy the tank on Saturday to get...
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    Help Thinking about getting into saltwater tanks; some general questions

    Okay, I just got back from the store. Here's my final list; can anyone tell me if everything looks alright? 58 gallon Oceanic glass tank (36''x18''x21'') Coralife superskimmer, handles 65 gallons Aquatic Life T5 HO light hood with 2 acetic bulbs & 2 regular bulbs (39 watt) and moonlights...
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    Help Thinking about getting into saltwater tanks; some general questions

    Okay, that sounds good to me. Thanks guys! I'm looking to go back to the store on Monday to get a full list of the specific parts I'll be getting, then go from there. Happy Easter if I don't post any more before then!
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    Help Thinking about getting into saltwater tanks; some general questions

    Hm, okay, interesting. Everything I've read thus far suggested 5-10 turnovers per hour. Thanks to both of you. Incidentally, that's the other skimmer that was on my list that I found at the store (although at the store it was $100; maybe I'll have to try to cut them down a bit). Would...
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    Help Thinking about getting into saltwater tanks; some general questions

    I went to my local store today and saw my first saltwater fish tanks. Absolutely incredible. I didn't learn a whole lot more than I learned from my reading - aside from seeing some lovely corals being kept with simple power compacts, which delighted me. I ran a few of the specs I've been...
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    Help Thinking about getting into saltwater tanks; some general questions

    Thank you so much for your help. I'm going to be taking an exploratory visit to my local store and take a look at things. I'm sure I'll have some more questions down the road.




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