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post #1 of 38 Old 01-20-2007, 01:06 PM Thread Starter
What is this foam in my sump?

To day i looked under my stand and in my sump is a thick layer of this very white foam. My tank has been running for a few days now, no salt in it yet. i used tap water. Could it be the stuff i used to glue the pvc? the air bubbles in the sump must be causeing it.
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post #2 of 38 Old 01-20-2007, 03:14 PM
If you used PVC glue it wouldnt be that. It coukld very well be the tap water causeing the bubbles. There are more chemicals in tap water then you think. Are you able to take a pic and post it? Gotta ask this, did you clean it with any chemicals before adding water.
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post #3 of 38 Old 01-20-2007, 10:48 PM Thread Starter
You know i know better than to use chemicals on it. Im wondering if i have a lot of minerals in my well water. I cant fill the thing up with ro water the first time because i would have to make 6 trips to the vending machine, but i can use ro for my water changes. This post prolly isent going anywere cause it relly should be posted in the freshwater section because technicaly my tank is not saltwater yet.
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post #4 of 38 Old 01-21-2007, 12:33 AM
LOL. Send us pics. Man I'm dying to see your new setup. You've put a ton of work into it. Let's see pics of the foam. I'm sure it's from the water itself. the falling and mixing that happens probably has churned it up.. Now you know how a skimmer works.
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post #5 of 38 Old 01-21-2007, 05:40 PM Thread Starter
Omg i want to show you guys picks so bad but i cant figure out how to post the things. please Tell me how to upload them.

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post #6 of 38 Old 01-21-2007, 07:48 PM
copy and Paste Hotlink 1.
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post #7 of 38 Old 01-21-2007, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
Whats hotlink 1?
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post #8 of 38 Old 01-22-2007, 02:42 AM

TR that looks feakin sweet. Your tank looks as if it will handle anything. I can't wait to see it with the skimmer.

A+ job mate. Patience pays.
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post #9 of 38 Old 01-22-2007, 02:50 AM
When in Photobucket you can right click on the image and copy it or run the cursor over the URL script and hit enter. It will automatically copy it and a yellow banner will say so. Start a reply and click on IMG. This will put up [img] in the thread. Paste your URL there then hit IMG again

Hit preview at the bottom of the page and check to see if it worked.
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post #10 of 38 Old 01-22-2007, 06:18 AM
Ya same with imageshack you just copied the wrong one. Nice tank thought. Get some lr and some ls in there.
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