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post #1 of 139 Old 06-15-2009, 02:20 PM Thread Starter
beginning of my tank

Pics of my supplies and new tank. Also a pic of my 5 gallon betta!
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post #2 of 139 Old 06-15-2009, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
Sorry about the pic. quality, this is a very old dig. camera I am using. When I actually get the tank set up I will use my sis' camera. I will post more pics by friday. I should have the rock and skimmer by then!
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post #3 of 139 Old 06-15-2009, 03:21 PM
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don't apologize for the picture quality, you should apologize for the giant Florida Gators stuff!! I think I threw up in my mouth a little bit as I was scrolling down :P

Just teasing you... die-hard Florida State fan here

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post #4 of 139 Old 06-15-2009, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
Then your'e just going to love this other part of my room! lol!
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post #5 of 139 Old 06-15-2009, 03:33 PM
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oh God! My eyes... they're burning!!!


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post #6 of 139 Old 06-15-2009, 03:37 PM Thread Starter
ahaha!!!
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post #7 of 139 Old 06-15-2009, 07:09 PM
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It is amazing what a few pictures can accomplish....

A few words of experience. Watch the alkalinity levels more closely with Coralife salt; it has a reputation of being low on borate, which is one of your primary buffers in seawater. This may make it more difficult to maintain Calcium levels long term. I would advice switching to Instant Ocean after your bag of Coralife is gone.

I would also highly recommend against the use of Stress Coat in a marine aquarium. Without question, the slime coat feature of Stress Coat causes the skimmer to underperform. I would use AmQuel for a FOWLR aquarium, or better yet, use RO water.

Also, I didn't see a protein skimmer? Is that Marineland filter a biological filter??? I hope not. Before you open the box, lets discuss.
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post #8 of 139 Old 06-15-2009, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
No the marine land box you see is the box for my 5 gallon tank haha; however, I am trying to sell a canister filter!! :) i never threw it away just incase. Also I have a skimmer on the way (aquac remora w/mj 1200). I said that above, but you probably didnt see it because my pictures were so large. Thank you very much for the heads up on the Stress coat! I will not be using that now. Thats the problem with taking info. from people at petsmart i guess!
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post #9 of 139 Old 06-15-2009, 07:40 PM Thread Starter
Will you look at this link and tell me if this will suffice? Kordon AmQuel - Water Conditioners - Fish - PetSmart .
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post #10 of 139 Old 06-15-2009, 07:45 PM
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AmQuel is my water conditioner of preference. It will absolutely work.

A word of warning, if you have any plans to make this tank a reef tank, you need to be using RO water. AmQuel is awesome for a FOWLR tank, but it does nothing to remove phosphates. RO is a must for a reef system.
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