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post #222 of 436 Old 12-31-2012, 12:26 AM Thread Starter
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Acclimate then dip I assume?

How do you get your water out of your 55. Im sick of sucking up water and my aqualifter takes too long.
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post #223 of 436 Old 12-31-2012, 12:01 PM
Siphon hose.
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Emergency Water Siphon Pump 5 GPM Fits 5 55 Gallon Drum | eBay

I was gonna get one of these as long as the plastics it lists are OK. It says food safe but alot of them are selling for chemicals and oils etc.
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Never used those before, cept for chemicals. But that one does say for drinking water, I'd say your safe.
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Bleh. I had one of those slef priming gravel pumps but I cant find the pump. I just for some reason cant get a siphon going half the time. I was messing with PVC to try and make something like you would find in a diy overflow with my aqualifter but I dont think it is strong enought to lift the water and start the siphon.

If my LFS does not have coralRX or ReVive would you suggest an iodine solution like Sechems dip? Im reading that the iodine based dips are not as good. Id like to move my mushrooms over from the QT but I dont want to move over any of the cyano.
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I just know about the ones that I listed for you, the others would be based off what others say, I caould not verify that stuff for you.
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No problem. I think ill try and locate Coral RX.

So Im about to do my third WC. I think my Mg will be close to normal then and I assume the H2O2 will be gone. I want to add my purigen and Chemipure again. I kept them both in a bucket with SW since i started the kent treatment. It should be OK to use right? I was not sure If I needed to keep it wet or let it dry when I took it out.
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post #229 of 436 Old 01-01-2013, 10:37 PM
Yea, your ok, throw it in there. It hasn't been sitting that long.
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Sounds good. Im going to do one More WC and test everything tomorrow. If good, Im going to add the clowns and mushrooms this weekend. Ill change the water again on sunday then go back to my regular routine of once a week. Ill also replace my lost CUC hopefully spend my gift card on some easy corals.

On the lights, I ordered some pre wired Blue LED's that I hope I can just tap into the hoods wiring so they run with the stock moonlights on the same timer. From what I have read online this does not seem to be a problem. I had to get spotlight style LED's so i hope the effect is not too bad. I was messing with cold cathodes and It looked super nice but I want to tap into the hood so I dont have to use another timer and outlet.

On the extra LED's, when $$ permits Im going to start with one all blue 453nm stunner strip to run with the main lights and to run before and after the main lights. Im sure it will be enough to make the corals pop when the main lights are off.

Stock skimmer seems to be working fine so I plan on sticking with it. We will see how it is when the bioload increases. Will get the tunze eventually.

The ATO was the best thing i have added so far. No worries on topoff and a 5 gallon jug has lasted me 3 weeks or so without needed to be refilled.

Finally time to get this tank back on track!
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