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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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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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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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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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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.




*edit by CRM to comply with no forum linking.*
 

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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 in the thread. Paste your URL there then hit IMG again

[img]http://photobucket.comtrrhedbigheadmonster.jpg.com

Hit preview at the bottom of the page and check to see if it worked.
 

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Hey i did it. when i copied it the pick was rotated the way i wanted it but when i posted it it went back to its original position. oh well at least i can do it now.
 

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I hate to bring this thread back but what light are you using because im thinking of getting it. CUrrent usa?

Thanks tell me how it works for you. And ho much are replacement bulbs.
 

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Its the current usa duel sattalite fixture. If has two bulbs both 65 watt. It seems well made. Replacement bulbs are 30 bucks. The bulbs are special because with one bulb you get both 42 and 460 nm actanic and on the other bulb you get duel 65k/10k. So its like combining 4 different bulbs in one. Now i wish the one bulb was just 10 k becuase im not sure if 65 k will do anything for coral.
In the future i plan on upgrading my lighting just to get some more wattage over my tank, but dont get me wrong this fixture will provide plenty of wattage its just i have a deeper tank.
 

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you get both 42 and 460 nm actanic and on the other bulb you get duel 65k/10k
I have the same fixture but 48". Good luck tring to find the same bulbs. After I made my hood for my MH's I gutted it and had to buy all new bulbs. So I changed them all to the new coralife actinics they look like a North Caroline blue.
 
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