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    which to buy?

    info info CPR hob skimmer is the second one
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    which to buy?

    Both used: Aqua C remora with mj1200 $100 or back pac with new pump $50? For a 20 long. Thanks Fred
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    tank cycled?

    Had some bubble alge growing so put in 2 emerald crabs and three small snails three days ago. Damsel has been in almost the whole time.might have missed the cycle but it would have to have been over a couple of days.Anenomies on LR look great so do the mushrooms, frags next not sure what though...
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    tank cycled?

    Never had a spike in NH3/NH4 always 0, never nitrites always 0 now nitrates 10ppm. been up and running a month with 25lbs LR 25lbs LS in a 20g long, one damsel. did this cycle?
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    Oh no! Its an Undergravel!

    ug filter ug filter I ran a 20 long for 4 yr with UG and a back filter but only one fish and it worked well for that.
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    Things on my rock

    I have small bright white things that look like starfish. less than 1/2 inch in size. Also I have a cluster of dark green bubbles on a rock. each bubble 1/4 inch,bad alge? sorry no photos. me bad. Fred
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    I am new and stupid

    Thats what I was thinking that a fan for most cases would be ok. Again I have pc lighting, will run a fan byn the lights to remove that heat before it reaches the tank and duct a fan to blow over the water if needed. Fred
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    I am new and stupid

    I am not looking for a chiller, I was reading a post about fridge use as a chiller. My thoughts were: 1. if house air temp is 80 water temp should be 80 except for heat added from lights and pumps so why not cool off lights and pumps? 2.If you control for the most part the heat going into the...
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    I am new and stupid

    makes sense
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    I am new and stupid

    I have been reading threads about chillers and mini fridges not working because the gradiant between the tank water and the fridge temp. Keeping a tank 76-82 temp range would be the goal. In summer I keep the house around 80 with AC so the ambiant temp of the water should be near 80? Now...
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    test#s

    too soon too soon for the cycle to be done. 0 ammonia level. I would've thought aftet a week I would have a reading. Went away for a few years the last time I setup and ran a sw tank bioballs were the thing to use. Now LR/LS and protein skimmers. I like the look of damsels to. Fred
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    test#s

    one week in 20 long 25lbs LS 25lbs LR one small damsel.Ammonia 0 nitrite 0.0 Ph 8.3 am I ok? Is this too soon or is this working? Fred
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    Low dollar skimmer

    Looking for a "value" priced hang on back skimmer. I am using a Skilterplus a Berlin air stone skimmer. Tank is a 20 long with 25 lbs ls and 25 lbs lr. I will have a low fish load once up and ready. Thanks in advance, would like to keep it around $100. lol
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    lights

    lights Helps. I didn't go with MH because of the heat. Those get hot. I know that I will lose some of the light by using a V shape but if I use both sets of bulbs in the hood I should have plenty of light. 192watts total.For $60 I am a happy guy. They are square type of pin. Fred
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    Can I have a goby and a blenny?

    trigger trigger I had a Huma Huma in a 20 long years ago by him self. Had him for three or four years. lots of water changes. I fed him gold fish. How I kept him alive I have no idea looking back and knowing more now.Sometimes God will let a fool stumble along for a long time before he lets...
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