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    koralia smart wave hookup question

    Good morning all, i recently got a smartwave controleer to operate 3 powerheads, one is a 425, a 240 and a 850. How do i hook up the 3 pwerhead cords to the 2 plugs on the smartwave. Do i just use a...
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    forgot to remind that the live rock was in the...

    forgot to remind that the live rock was in the tank for a month with the well water, and i drained the tank water, rinsed the sand in salt/rodi water and replaced, then did the aquascaping.
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    i bought the live rock at the pet place and...

    i bought the live rock at the pet place and brought it right home and it was in the tank for about a month before i started the aquascaping. Ammonia is at zero, nitrite very low, and nitrates are at...
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    cycling question

    I have a question on cycling my tank, i'll let ya know where i'm at. I filled up my tank and had live sand and live rock in the tank for a month, recently found out my well water wasnt good, high in...
  5. is there a way i can lower the nitrates by 20 or...

    is there a way i can lower the nitrates by 20 or 40ppm, like making a 50% water change and replacing it with RO water / salt mixture?
  6. found reddish crab with black tips on his claws in my liverock

    i found the little guy with what i think was a small bristle worm in his claws, looked like a caterpillar with hairs on it. The crab has red hairs on it, not overly bushy, is it a "bad crab" ?
  7. Hey carmie, i called buckeye, they were real...

    Hey carmie, i called buckeye, they were real helpful, said a 75gpd ro/di system and a booster pump installed after the well water system's pressure tank should be around $300. Most like;y going that...
  8. ok, i'll do that, thanks again carmie !

    ok, i'll do that, thanks again carmie !
  9. i forgot to mention i also have a soda ash feeder...

    i forgot to mention i also have a soda ash feeder in the house to raise the ph as the well water is so acidic it was actually eating the copper pipes years ago. could the soda ash be the cause of the...
  10. i checked the water from the faucet, (well water)...

    i checked the water from the faucet, (well water) it shows about 40 or so ppm
  11. i just checked the nitrate again, looks like...

    i just checked the nitrate again, looks like about 20 or 30, somewhat light orange.
  12. could of it of cycled that fast? only 13 days in....

    could of it of cycled that fast? only 13 days in. i did start with live sand and cultured live rock, i am not running a filter (sump yet) just the heater and aerator, trying to explain the whole...
  13. no shrimp, will canned crab meat work? i noticed...

    no shrimp, will canned crab meat work? i noticed a crab in the liverock (hitchhiker) as well.
  14. trying the shrimp idea now, how long about til i...

    trying the shrimp idea now, how long about til i see a difference?
  15. no i havent had any ammonia since i tested the...

    no i havent had any ammonia since i tested the water in the tank, it was always at zero, on day 4 i added the special blend and nite out 2 , i probably added 2 or 3 times the dosage on those so far....
  16. api master kit, drops. I assume a ro/di...

    api master kit, drops. I assume a ro/di filtration system would be cheaper in the long run?
  17. the head height is 4 ' , when you say powerhead...

    the head height is 4 ' , when you say powerhead do ya mean the small fans that go on the sides of the tank for just water circulation? i plan on getting 2 of them yes. so for a 29 gal tan
  18. 13 days in, ammonia at 0, nitrite at 0, nitrates at 80ppm, well water....

    is naturally high in nitrates, whats the best way to lower the nitrates?
  19. thanks, kinda figured as much, i know there is...

    thanks, kinda figured as much, i know there is small profile submers pumps out there, any ideas on what size with that overflow box?
  20. 29 gal tank with eshopps nano overflow box, what submersible return pump?

    Hello all, i want to get a small submersible return pump, it has to be 3.5 to 3.75 inches wide to fit inside 75 sump, but i was wondering what GPH rating i should use. The nano overflow box lists the...
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