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  1. #11

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    god im hungry - cocoa_pleco You make me laugh! - Drumachine09 And lots of pizza too! lol - Chrona wish i had some of this to drink right now - cocoa_pleco DAAAAAM, this drink looks good - cocoa_pleco 
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaianuanu
    but won't i have to put it in the ocean to get those "critters" (not including corals and other inverts)
    nope, just stick it in a tank full of RO water mixed with sea salt, and a heater and powerhead. let it sit for a month or 2, and it will cure

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    oh and how would i go about cleaning up all the poo and debrisof the bottom if i can't do 100% water changes What's R O water i've read about it but i'm not sure what exactly it is by tha way i'm greateful for all of your time i've been whasteing
    Last edited by kaianuanu; 07-12-2008 at 06:09 AM.

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    god im hungry - cocoa_pleco You make me laugh! - Drumachine09 And lots of pizza too! lol - Chrona wish i had some of this to drink right now - cocoa_pleco DAAAAAM, this drink looks good - cocoa_pleco 
    There. Thats better. - Drumachine09 maybe one day we can enjoy one of these - sergo Congrats you recived a RAK gift enjoy! - DemonShark RAK - DemonShark RAK - DemonShark 
    Cheers! - Nick_Pavlovski Since Wendy's is only open 4 hours! - aliz340 For Your Help And Friendship - MeganL3985 Hope you a good time in Germany - alizee340 Good to have you back around the forum! - Nick_Pavlovski 
    Thanks....you could use some Luck with your fish too! - **AquaQueen** I'm baking today and figured I'd share...Thanks for helping whne it's needed! - **AquaQueen** Back at you, CP! - Dave66 You send me fruit I send you pizza!! LOL!! - 2manyfish a fish for the new 5.5g salt! lol - cocoa_pleco 
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaianuanu
    oh and how would i go about cleaning up all the poo and debrisof the bottom if i can't do 100% water changes
    you just do 10-20% weekly water changes to replace minerals, you dont vacuum anything (unless you have algae issues and you want to vacuum out some)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaianuanu
    oh and how would i go about cleaning up all the poo and debrisof the bottom if i can't do 100% water changes What's R O water i've read about it but i'm not sure what exactly it is by tha way i'm greateful for all of your time i've been whasteing
    i edited that last comment


    oh but now that i have that bacteria(unlike freshwater) theyll'e break most of that poo down and turn it into nitrates.

    right?
    Last edited by kaianuanu; 07-12-2008 at 06:13 AM.

  5. #15

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    god im hungry - cocoa_pleco You make me laugh! - Drumachine09 And lots of pizza too! lol - Chrona wish i had some of this to drink right now - cocoa_pleco DAAAAAM, this drink looks good - cocoa_pleco 
    There. Thats better. - Drumachine09 maybe one day we can enjoy one of these - sergo Congrats you recived a RAK gift enjoy! - DemonShark RAK - DemonShark RAK - DemonShark 
    Cheers! - Nick_Pavlovski Since Wendy's is only open 4 hours! - aliz340 For Your Help And Friendship - MeganL3985 Hope you a good time in Germany - alizee340 Good to have you back around the forum! - Nick_Pavlovski 
    Thanks....you could use some Luck with your fish too! - **AquaQueen** I'm baking today and figured I'd share...Thanks for helping whne it's needed! - **AquaQueen** Back at you, CP! - Dave66 You send me fruit I send you pizza!! LOL!! - 2manyfish a fish for the new 5.5g salt! lol - cocoa_pleco 
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    RO water is reverse osmosis, most tapwater contains phosphates and other junk that feeds algae and cyano. RO is pure and will match your tanks levels quickly. You can get a RO machine that hooks up to your tap, or get bottled RO water from grocery stores (which is what i personally do)

    youre not wasting my time, i like answering sw questions, and i could answer them all day!

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    so, what would the basic equipment be 4 a 55: about 30lb.'s of live rock, a power filter(in my preferences), salt mix, ro water, lighting and test equipment(test kits, hydrometer,etc)

    with ro water u don't need tap water conditioner, correct?

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    also i was thinking about a nano reef, could I use a power filter without a cartridge as a powerhead?

    and what exact species of clown fish is the "nemo" clownfish?

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    Amphiprion percula, Kaianuanu. Just ask for the Percula Clownfish, and they'll take you to them.

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    so, what would the basic equipment be 4 a 55: about 30lb.'s of live rock, a power filter(in my preferences), salt mix, ro water, lighting and test equipment(test kits, hydrometer,etc)

    with ro water u don't need tap water conditioner, correct?

    also i was thinking about a nano reef, could I use a power filter without a cartridge as a powerhead?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaianuanu
    so, what would the basic equipment be 4 a 55: about 30lb.'s of live rock, a power filter(in my preferences), salt mix, ro water, lighting and test equipment(test kits, hydrometer,etc)

    with ro water u don't need tap water conditioner, correct?

    also i was thinking about a nano reef, could I use a power filter without a cartridge as a powerhead?
    Go for a decent refractometer, kaianuanu, instead of a hydrometer. The former is MUCH more accurate.

    Salifert makes decent regent-based test kits for marine tanks. LaMotte has laboratory grade regents, and are thus far more expensive per kit, and to eliminate human error in interpreting results, a colorimeter, also by LaMotte, can be used, but is very expensive; over 800 dollars. However, if you want exact readings on your tests, it's the only way.

    No, you don't need any conditioner with reverse osmosis water. Down the line you might want to invest in a good RO/DI unit for your tank.

    You could, as waterfall-type HOB filters give the turbid current you need. However, if you don't keep your tank topped off with the RO water, you'll get salt splash all over the back of the tank, the hood, and the wall behind the tank.

    Dave
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