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  1. #31

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    It can be an immediate switch for the most part. Fill up new tank with saltwater (allow to mix for appropriate timeframe), get temperature set, and add existing rock from current tank. Acclimate fish to new water as if you just bought it.

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    Okay cool. I can't wait to see him swimming around the whole tank. He'll be very happy!

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    At the same time, keep monitoring the tank for any ammonia, nitrite, or nitrate spikes. Do you have a protein skimmer? Make sure you fully cure any new rock you plan to add.

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    I don't have a protein skimmer yet. Is there a specific brand(s) that works best? Only equipment in it right now is a powerhead and heater.

    The tank has been set up for a week with just the sand in it. I'm adding my existing rock to it right now. While moving rocks around I found a bristle worm. Those things look so gross and creepy. Must have hitchhiked in on the live rock I bought last summer when I set up the current tank.

    I'll probably be getting more rock this week and start the curing process.

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    I would suggest looking into a Aqua C Ramora Nano

    http://www.proteinskimmer.com/Produc...o%20Remora.htm

    You can use this skimmer on tanks from 10 to 40 gallons depending on the pump you go with, making up-grades in the future a lot cheaper. I have found this to be a great working skimmer for the money

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    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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    What do you guys think of those DIY protein skimmers? I came across an article while researching good skimmers. Just curious about it.

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    I know a few people who have tried a few different approaches to DIY skimmers. They did not have any luck

    Not too sure if it was due to their skills, or the design.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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    So I did the transfer 2 days ago and things seem to be okay at the moment. Except for one thing. The water is pretty cloudy. Not sure what's going on there. Any ideas?

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    Have you checked water parameters? That will indicate if something needs addressed right away. Did you add new sand or move old sand? Daily small water changes might not be a bad idea and will help with the cloudy water.

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    Water parameters are:

    Gravity 1.023
    pH 8.2
    Temperature 78 degrees
    Ammonia 0.10ppm
    Nitrite 0ppm
    Nitrate 5.0ppm

    So there's a bit of ammonia and nitrate. I just did a water change.

    I used a mix of new and old sand. Didn't have enough from the smaller tank to cover the bottom.

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