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  1. good question, and I honestly dont know the...

    good question, and I honestly dont know the answer. Good to be aware of and will probably motivate me to test my source water (which I am yet to do). Thanks for the advice.
  2. Yeah the calcium has me a little puzzled - I use...

    Yeah the calcium has me a little puzzled - I use actual ocean water from out here (live in LA and there is a company that pumps it from deep off of the coast, away from pollution), so no additional...
  3. Quick update on this evening's chemistry: ...

    Quick update on this evening's chemistry: ammonia and nitrites sitting nicely at below detect. Nitrates climbed back a little to 20ppm. My thought is to do a large water change tomorrow to bring...
  4. So yesterday evening marked the end of the second...

    So yesterday evening marked the end of the second day of having the shrimp in the tank - it became covered in a translucent film (I had already put it int before your sensible advice of putting it IN...
  5. it's like you're reading my mind. I dropped a raw...

    it's like you're reading my mind. I dropped a raw shrimp in yesterday :) going to test chemistry again tonight.
  6. Good advice, thanks. the sandstorm was also...

    Good advice, thanks. the sandstorm was also because I didnt rinse the sand thoroughly first - gave it a single volume rinse and thought that was enough - clearly not :)

    Update on the algae screen...
  7. Couple extra pics.... Algae scrubber on day 7 ...

    Couple extra pics....
    Algae scrubber on day 7

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    Also had to build a new canopy for the DT and added some shelving to it. Still needs to be stained/sealed (black) - that'll be the...
  8. Newbie's first 60G acrylic saltwater tank build

    Hey everyone - thanks for the welcoming nature of the responses in here so far...

    So full disclosure: I am a complete newbie when it comes to saltwater aquariums, but have kept freshwater tanks...
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    Thanks SaltyDawg and CarmieJo. Sorry for the...

    Thanks SaltyDawg and CarmieJo. Sorry for the delayed response - I've been busy building an aquarium :)

    Carmie - my return pump is only pushing ~275gph at head, so not much at all, but the koralia...
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    Sorry, should have given a little more info - I...

    Sorry, should have given a little more info - I am going to combine a Bean Animal overflow down to my sump that will contain LR but which will also have a circulation loop running the sump water over...
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    Powerhead overkill?

    Hi everyone - first post on here - thanks for all of the great info.

    I am about to build my first saltwater tank - 60G reef with bean animal overflow, sump etc. I am going to get the Eheim 1262...
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