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    Water flow and water line.

    I thought water was 8Lbs per gallon? Minor leveling adjustments are indeed possible and I am doing it right now. I have 100Lbs of sand and three inches of water in my new 40g tank. I am leveling it with weight in it because its more accurate and more reliable. Lush carpet with thick padding is...
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    Water flow and water line.

    Have you considered leveling it? I am OCD about stuff like this and would be hard pressed for a good nights sleep with a tank thats not level. You could do a major water change. Take out any heavy objects and be able to easily level the aquarium. My wife has these sliders that go under...
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    Question New stand isn't quite level

    First, place stand and aquarium on a stable floor (I have carpet As well) and make sure you leave enough room on the back for equipment. I used 5 inches for my 40 gallon. Perfect for my AC 70 filter. Level the stand and aquarium in the exact place you plan to leave it permanently. Second, Add...
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    How much Padding is too much padding?

    Thanks NathJK. I actually called Aqueon right after your post and they told me what you told me. No padding. Nothing between tank and stand. Its a 40 gallon breeder and I got all my sand back in yesterday late. I have 100 Lbs in it. Is that too much? Got about a 4" average. But I want to...
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    How much Padding is too much padding?

    I sure wish I had this info yesterday. I got aggravated again cutting this most firm foam. Ruined one piece. I'm going to follow your advice and place it on the stand with no pad. Thank You very much............John
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    Aqeuon Aquariums Beware!

    The $1 a gallon sale took me to Petco online and then to the store to pick up a 40 gallon tank, stand, and LED fixture. Day One: Washed 100 lbs of sand and added a few inches of water and then I see the chipped glass at the bottom of the tank. Had to tear it all down! Day Two: Returned tank...
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    How much Padding is too much padding?

    I just got a 40 gallon Aqueon Tank and Imagitarium tank stand. (It has been nothing but trouble since placing the order and picking up the stuff from Petco) With the tank centered on the stand, I can insert a credit card everywhere except the corners. I went as far as buying a 4x8 sheet of...
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    5 gallon cycle stalled?

    Thanks. I'm no expert as you can see. And I believe and agree with your statements. It just seemed like waiting on a cycle, fishless or not takes time and I did not plan to take all this time again. Appreciate your knowledge..........John
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    Funny Who wants some crabs

    Love crab. Even more than lobster. Blue crab best taste. Blue crab very hard to eat.
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    Substrate Question, CaribSea vs Pool Sand

    Its safe enough and may have been the better choice. Its appearance is perfect.
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    5 gallon cycle stalled?

    Youre very lucky to have found someone to actually walk you through some of these things. My experience on this site has been to ask a question, get a quick answer and poof, all gone. No more responses even when I bump the thread.
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    5 gallon cycle stalled?

    I planned on using 19 cent feeder fish as my ammonia source. Or go the way of Dr. Tim. 7 days I think. Even Stability says you can add fish anytime in the first 7-10 days while dosing with their bacteria. 2 cap fulls to start and one cap a day for the remaining days. Add fish any time during...
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    5 gallon cycle stalled?

    I could be wrong, but Seachem Stability never seemed to do anything for me. I could have added the whole bottle and never see it have any effect on ammonia levels. As much as it pains me to say, my new build will use sacrificial fish for the cycle? Waiting for more than a month is frankly silly...
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    Substrate Question, CaribSea vs Pool Sand

    I found this sand at my local pool supply. It was called "quartzite sand" and is basically the same as silica sand. I had to look it up. I ended up with the more coarse, not as white looking pool sand. HTH is the brand. I took the quartzite sand back, as it would be difficult to vacuum...
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    Water changes 10 gallon tank, how often?

    I vacuum along with my water changes. I mean my vacuum is how I remove the water anyway. I lightly vacuum the top of the gravel. Small tanks like yours need frequent water changes. Just like you are doing.




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