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  1. #11

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbosman

    Woohoo! And they have some in stock...

    I'll get the batteries...er, after we have a ship...
    55 g Goldfish Tank - 5 Fancies, 2 Dojos
    25 g Tropical Tank - Celestial Pearl Danio/Mixed

  2. #12

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    I got a lot more growth in the first week than I thought would be possible. There is some cyano in the sump as well, but as long as it stays out of the main tank, I'm OK with that.

    There was just enough algae for my first screen cleaning.

    When I tested my nitrates and phosphates, both did not even register on my test kits. I took a water sample to our SW LFS today and they confirmed those test results.

    The scrubber is working a lot better than I expected.

    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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  4. #14

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    Thanks for the birthday wishes - mommy1 and gift - mommy1 Thanks for the rep - Cliff Thanks for the rep, have a cool one on me, Cheers - Cliff Thanks and a new fish for the tank - glarior 
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    How is the noise coming from your scrubber Cliff? Every thing I'm reading about salt water set-ups seems to have water free falling which I take it makes some noise. I plan on having my s/w set-up in the living room and am just wondering about the noise factor.
    Warning; Bulldog Pleco guarding my Sons tank now..

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    I don't get any noise

    If you look at the pics, the bottom of the screen is about 4 inches below the water line in the sump. No additional noise as far as I can tell.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

  6. #16

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    Thanks for the birthday wishes - mommy1 and gift - mommy1 Thanks for the rep - Cliff Thanks for the rep, have a cool one on me, Cheers - Cliff Thanks and a new fish for the tank - glarior 
    Thanks for the gorgeous slide show! - fishmommie Thanks for the rep the other day - Cliff It's a Sudbury Saturday Night, Cheers - Cliff Hockey finals can not be watched without a hockey pop or two - Cliff Thanks for the rep :) - Greentoads41 
    Thanks for the Rep!! - steeler1 Merry Christmas! - steeler1 Merry Christmas - Cliff May you be living as high as the holiday hog this coming year! - Trillianne Happy New Year - mommy1 
    Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1 Thanks for the Rep!! - steeler1 Have a Birthday fish!! - steeler1 Here you go sir, I just wish it had been a good game. - steeler1 Here's to one crummy Superbowl, lol! - Slaphppy7 
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    Thanks for the quick reply. I like the fact that your also keeping the dB's down in your set-up. I've been reading up on s/w set-ups so much lately it's like overload to the brain. My goal is to do it right the first time.


    Your links are very informative and the other members posts are making me feel more comfortable with my decision to go s/w.

    Keep the info and ideas coming.
    Warning; Bulldog Pleco guarding my Sons tank now..

    Please remember; every keystroke has a consequence.

  7. #17

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    Strider, from what I have found, there are three things that cause avoidable noise in a sumped set-up
    1) a duriso stand pipe incorrectly set-up. Do it right and you have almost no sounds
    2) a cheap return pump. You will have to spend a little extra to get a really good quality one that makes the least amount of noise
    3) big hight differences between compartments in your sump. If there is a hight difference of more than 1 or 3 inches, you will hear the water falling. A filter sock in the compartment where the water enters the sump will get rid of a lot of noise as well

    I hope this helps
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

  8. #18

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    Thanks for the birthday wishes - mommy1 and gift - mommy1 Thanks for the rep - Cliff Thanks for the rep, have a cool one on me, Cheers - Cliff Thanks and a new fish for the tank - glarior 
    Thanks for the gorgeous slide show! - fishmommie Thanks for the rep the other day - Cliff It's a Sudbury Saturday Night, Cheers - Cliff Hockey finals can not be watched without a hockey pop or two - Cliff Thanks for the rep :) - Greentoads41 
    Thanks for the Rep!! - steeler1 Merry Christmas! - steeler1 Merry Christmas - Cliff May you be living as high as the holiday hog this coming year! - Trillianne Happy New Year - mommy1 
    Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1 Thanks for the Rep!! - steeler1 Have a Birthday fish!! - steeler1 Here you go sir, I just wish it had been a good game. - steeler1 Here's to one crummy Superbowl, lol! - Slaphppy7 
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    "A cheap return pump". Ok, darn, I'll have to upgrade my choice. Thanks Cliff.
    Warning; Bulldog Pleco guarding my Sons tank now..

    Please remember; every keystroke has a consequence.

  9. #19

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    After a little more than a month with the scrubber running and I have seen a little more grow on the scrubber, but not as much as I was expecting. For the past three weeks or so, nitrates and phosphates remain undetectable by my test kits which I had the SW LFS confirm was well. The below pic was taken after I removed the light fixtures.



    Right now, the tanks is only lightly stocked, but I do have a tendancy to overfeed a little. I do have about 250 lbs of good quality live rock in this system. I also have a skimmer on this tank that is rated for less than the total water volume of the set-up. Intersting to note, the skimmer is pulling less out of the water than before, but my macro algae (caulerpa. C. crassifoliait) is growing very fast. It looks like the macro algae is out competeing the algae on the scrubber for nutreiants.



    Either way, I'm enjoying the fact that I have a 6 foot tank being kept clean by 16 asteria snails and a conch snail. It also looks like I will be postioned well to add more fish and corals latter on as the tank matures. Looks like I have a pretty good balance of different filtration types for this set-up.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    Look like its working well!
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    120g SW Reef, LED lights, cool fish and corals!

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