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    I came accross this via Reddit:




    "Get the biggest cookie they have at Walmart 10 bucks. Get the smallest little pump you can find that is no more than 70 GPH 50 is perfect. 5 lbs of live reef sand from pet shop. 3 lbs of live rock from a good saltwater pet shop. The most expensive part is the light $70 par38 21 watt LED reef light. No filter just a small filter pad on the pump intake. Weekly 50% water change with Red Sea coral pro salt and purified RO drinking water. Make sure the water is exactly he same salinity and temp as the water in the jar. Use a digital thermometer to check temp. to warm it up take a clean cup and put a cup of your mixed saltwater in the microwave for 30-50 secs do this until you get the water up to temp. Absolutely no fish allowed in the jar that is the most golden rule. Rule number two is spot feed corals sparingly only twice a week one big feeding an hour or so before you do the water change. No protein skimmer no sump just good light, circulation and low invert only bio load with frequent water changes to replace minerals."

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    I tried that but it made my oreos all soggy and salty.
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    And for those of us without wallmart. How big a jar is this?

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    That poor calm
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    Yeah, that clam isn't doing too good......
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    At least the clam appears calm.
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    I have no idea why he would put a clam in that setup.....
    I think its a fun little idea for a nano reef, and reef only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by talldutchie View Post
    And for those of us without wallmart. How big a jar is this?
    "2.5 gallon Walmart cookie jar about 5 months ago."

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    Interesting. At that size even premixed water would be an option.

    Always wondered.. if I drive to the sea and just scoop up some north sea water would that work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by talldutchie View Post
    Interesting. At that size even premixed water would be an option.

    Always wondered.. if I drive to the sea and just scoop up some north sea water would that work?
    Might be a bit chilly ;)
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