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This is a discussion on Mega Powerful Nitrate and Phosphate Remover - DIY! within the Beginner Saltwater Aquariums forums, part of the Saltwater Fish and Coral Reef Tanks category; --> Originally Posted by slick fish PASFER told me to put more sand in my 55 because i had the exact wrong amount of sand ...

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Old 03-22-2009, 06:40 PM   #201
 
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PASFER told me to put more sand in my 55 because i had the exact wrong amount of sand at 1.5 inches i have 40 lbs of sand in my 55 now ,i have a seprate 20 long under the 55 with 20 lbs in it should i take that sand and put it in my 55 i have explained this on my thread under filtration on "too much filtration"
i m worried if i remove all the floss at once it will be bad i m not shure about the rocks in the tank being able to filter scince the rocks are not all live rock?
please read my thread sm it is explained there
thanks
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Old 03-23-2009, 01:08 AM   #202
 
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Ask on the plumbing forums about the pump; I'm really not sure what makes it safe for saltwater or not.
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Old 03-23-2009, 10:21 AM   #203
 
i cant find info on this pump any where! hey sm did you have a chance to read my thread yet, i m also havin trouble with the spray bar on my scrubber
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Old 03-23-2009, 11:00 AM   #204
 
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No, you need to post your info here.
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Old 03-23-2009, 05:23 PM   #205
 
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Hi, great thread. I read it and decided to build a scrubber for my tank. I built my own overflow ($15, works great) and added a 10g sump under my 55g display tank. I'm using a 330gph return pump. I have a one sided 10 X 12 screen run by the overflow using a clamp on light with a 60w cfl 2700k bulb. My question is how long should I wait to remove the media in my canister filter? I plan on replacing the filter media with live rock. The scrubber has been running for 3 days now and brown algae is beginning to grow.
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Old 03-23-2009, 05:52 PM   #206
 
her you go sm, this is awsome!i want to try a "scrubber" before i go and get a skimmer. i know skimmers work but i want a bigger tank and i want to get a huge skimmer for it when the time comes so i was gunna give the scrubber a try( its almost free)
how much sand should i have, i have bout 40 lbs in my 55 now
i also have a 20 gal long under my 55 not attached ,it has a nasty blue damsel in it and it has bout 20 lbs of sand in it should i put this sand in my 55 little by little,i also have 40 lbs of crushed coral ,dry in a bag should i put this in the 20 gal .the 20 has a fluval 4 w/ a costom spray bar and a heater and sum reef rubble

my rocks are not all live rock there a mix from when i had my brackish setup (maroonish "volcanoe" rock very poreis,and "lace"rock ,both bought dry and i put them in my brackish setup and they have been in the tank ever scince but when i went full salt i got like 30 lbs of live rock to fill up the wall of rock i was cerating has the non live rock become live with bactera?i have got corriline alge growing over sum of them...
please help me dude
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Old 03-23-2009, 05:54 PM   #207
 
hey cooley how did you make your over flow,wat did you use?
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Old 03-23-2009, 05:56 PM   #208
 
well i got male and female clownfish(amphiprion ocellaris),one tomato clown(amphiprion frenatus) ,canary blenny(meiacanthus ovalanensis),and one (fridmani pseudocromis) i have 12 hermit crabs,four turbo snails,a sally light foot crab ,and a pepperment shrimp. i have about 1 1/2 inch of sand(40 lbs),i had most of the rock work when the tank was setup for brackish water and i had 2 figure 8 puffers that i converted to full salt and then gave them back to the pet store when i got my clowns .i got sum live rock to fill the rest wall of rock.probabaly 100 lbs of rock. i have a regular shop light with 2, 6500k bulbs and i have an atinic light on one end.i have button polyp rock and two kinds of star polyps under the atinic light witch i have had for a year and they are growing fine .i supplement with seachem reef advantage calisum and seachem reef builder. i have an aquaclear 500 with just a sponge in it ,a fluval 404 with sponges and prefilter and biomax.i have two power heads ,and rigged a in tank refugium with cheatomorfia* alge and a little fountain pump fof circulation .the tank has been running for like 2.5 years.i had a seastorm sand filter on there too but i took that off because i could not keep snails without them dieing. i hope this has helped you help me thanks
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Old 03-23-2009, 06:00 PM   #209
 
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2 plastic cereal containers from wal-mart $3 ea.
Set of 4 L brackets from Lowes $3
3/4" pvc threaded adapter $0.33
3/4 to 5/8" barb adapter $3
6 ft of 5/8 hose

I'll post pics when I get a chance.
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Old 03-23-2009, 06:26 PM   #210
 
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Heres some pics:
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