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    Thanks for everyone's input! Hey funkman, you...

    Thanks for everyone's input! Hey funkman, you made your own skimmer for a nano tank? Do you have any info on a DIY nano skimmer? I've been looking around for instructions but haven't had any luck...
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    Well I'm thinking about doing a 5-10 gallon nano...

    Well I'm thinking about doing a 5-10 gallon nano with just a clownfish. Would 5 lbs in a 5 gallon or 10 lbs in a ten gallon be enough live rock to provide adequate filtration? If I used the Whisper...
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    Fish-Only Nano Tank?

    Is it possible to keep a fish only nano tank (5-10 gallons) with minimal amount of live rock? And if so, what type of biological/mechanical filtration would be the best? There are a couple of...
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    After a little more reading, I'm thinking I might...

    After a little more reading, I'm thinking I might not go with a deep sand bed at all. I still want a shallow sand bed just because I like the look but will I need to add extra filtration if I don't...
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    I'm planning on going reef eventually but for now...

    I'm planning on going reef eventually but for now just a FOWLR.

    I'm picking up the live rock tomorrow morning. He's giving me the sand he used too but I've been reading that it might be better...
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    I was able to find a guy near me that is turning...

    I was able to find a guy near me that is turning his reef into a freshwater setup so he's selling me his live rock. He has about 30 lbs of live rock and I'm going to add another 25-30 lbs of dry...
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    Seeding Rock With Cured Rock

    I'm setting up a 40 gallon tank from scratch using 50-60 lbs of live rock and a deep sand bed. I have 3 different kinds of rock to choose from: cured live rock, uncured live rock and dry rock.
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    Thanks guys for the input. I went with the...

    Thanks guys for the input. I went with the Rubbermaid one. The guy at TSC said it's made for livestock and will not leach any chemicals or contaminants and I thought it seemed sturdier. And was...
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    Anybody have any idea?

    Anybody have any idea?
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    Best Kind of Holding Tank

    Hey guys, I'm looking to put a holding tank in to age my water and to pump straight from for water changes. I have a few options at a local Tractor Supply:

    This one is made from plastic and for...
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    Yeah, I'm planning on starting low. They already...

    Yeah, I'm planning on starting low. They already told me they want it gone by the end of the month so I'm hoping they're a little desperate to get rid of it. I'm just looking for a starting point!
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    Price for Wal-Mart style tanks?

    Anyone have any idea what a 4 foot section of the kind of tanks they use in Wal-Mart would go for? It has 3 rows of 3 tanks per row and is a self contained unit. I found a used one for sale and I'm...
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    If you have a mated pair a 29 gallon or bigger...

    If you have a mated pair a 29 gallon or bigger would be ok. Otherwise, they like to be in a group of 5-6 or more so a 55 or larger would be good. Also, think about going with a bare bottom if...
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    Thanks Dkarc, I've heard that before about harder...

    Thanks Dkarc, I've heard that before about harder water being better for juvies. So I wouldn't use the RO water for the juvies we're growing out, just for the older ones we're hoping to breed.
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    Thanks kaybee, that's good info. So I think I'll...

    Thanks kaybee, that's good info. So I think I'll try just an RO unit. I was planning on mixing with tap water, keeping the gH/kH between 1-4.

    As for Seachem's Discus Buffer, I believe that's a...
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    I understand that discus will do fine in just...

    I understand that discus will do fine in just about any type of water, stability is more important. But I have some young discus that I would eventually like to breed. Don't you think using RO...
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    Gotcha, thanks!

    Gotcha, thanks!
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    If we went with the 4x4 tank and 2-3 rays should...

    If we went with the 4x4 tank and 2-3 rays should we go 1 male 2 females? Or is it better to go with just one pair?
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    Ok, that's what I was thinking. I'm new to RO...

    Ok, that's what I was thinking. I'm new to RO systems so let me make sure I understand it right. RO will get the ppm down to about 20 and the DI takes it from 20 down to around 0. Isn't 20 ppm...
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    Reticulated ray tank ideas

    I know reticulated stingrays have a reputation of being an advanced ray because they can be hard to get to eat, but I'd like to give it a shot!

    What does everyone think of having reticulated...
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    I'm on well water and my parameters are as...

    I'm on well water and my parameters are as follows:

    pH: 7.7
    gH: 16
    kH: 10
    TDS: around 270 according to TDS EZ meter

    My discus are happy and healthy but I would like to try to breed them...
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    Yup, looks like a pictus to me. We've always...

    Yup, looks like a pictus to me. We've always enjoyed ours, they tend to be active and fun to watch. They should be ok in a community as long as the other fish are large enough not to be considered...
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    RO Unit For Discus Tank

    I'm looking into getting an RO system for my discus tank and would like some input from someone who has used one. I found these two different ones on eBay:
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    What kind of discus are these?

    My wife and I are picking up some discus tomorrow and we wanted to see if anyone can positively identify the strain these are. We're most interested in the white ones, if they're true albino strains...
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    Ok, thanks to everyone for their input. I will...

    Ok, thanks to everyone for their input. I will definitely not medicate unless I see some symptoms. It was just an idea to get them in their tank sooner because it's hard to wait a month before...
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