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post #1 of 9 Old 10-04-2007, 09:14 AM Thread Starter
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shutting down a system

hay :)
i have shut down the juwel rekord 96.
given it a good clean ready for storage,
the thing i'm wondering is this,
how long do you thnk it will take for it all to dry
out properly,as in the filter(striped down)sponges and
ceramic rings. ?
This is all sitting in the sunshine at the moment.
thanks. :)

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #2 of 9 Old 10-05-2007, 03:05 AM
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I shouldn't imagine that it would take too long. Do you have the original internal filter housing in place that came with the tank, or or did you scrape the box off and opt for a different filter?
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post #3 of 9 Old 10-05-2007, 08:32 AM Thread Starter
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hi kate
i took the original filter off,and i'm running
a little fluval 105.
Well scrap what i've said up there,as it;s all back together again today
am i going nuts Yes,yes i am.
i have used filte sponges and ceramic rings from the big tank
to use on the little filter.
This time it will be the large tank shutting down,soon.
i will be keeping a couple of the fish,the rest will go to the LFS,
and the big tank is gong to be the Marine tank.
that's it,the final decision,no turning back,nope.
i'm going shopping for power heads and skimmers.!!!!!!

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #4 of 9 Old 10-05-2007, 08:39 AM
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Wow. So you're taking the plunge to the salty side!! All the best of luck!! When are you planning to start setting it all up?
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post #5 of 9 Old 10-05-2007, 08:45 AM Thread Starter
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Yup,gunna be a saltie. :D
keeping some F/w fish still though.(can't part with my corys,love them guys)well,i'm going to start shopping for some equipment
probably today,will start with a couple of power heads,
then wait for next payday,and get a skimmer,and a Hydrometer.
start with the dry goods. :)

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #6 of 9 Old 10-05-2007, 08:46 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by willow
i'm going shopping for power heads and skimmers.!!!!!!
look at all those exclamation points! leave it to willow to add a little pepper with her salt

do i get a photo journal of the process, willow? :D

<claps happily>

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post #7 of 9 Old 10-05-2007, 08:49 AM Thread Starter
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lol bbz :)
yup i shall do a photo diary :)
i still can't quite belive i'm going to do it.
some one pinch me

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by willow
some one pinch me
only if you dont punch me back... :D

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post #9 of 9 Old 10-05-2007, 01:36 PM Thread Starter
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