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  1. Temp just dropped to 77.7 Think I’m might just buy an inkbird I have one on the nano mind as well but one for this tank too....
  2. Well amazon finally arrived the other day. Wasn’t happy with the heater (hydor) the thermostat was off and the temp fluctuated too much. Went and bought a Eheim and that seems a lot better but it’s alot bigger as well. That room doesn’t have direct heating during the day the temp is pretty stable at 80. But at night the temp drops to 78.5 but we have a oil heater on at night seems ok still working out keeping the temp as stable as I can. Got the cheato light as well but won’t be using that for now as the system is new. Light mounts will be done today as well as a flow redirect for the aquaclear After it’s installed I’ll update. The cycle is well underway now. One week in things looking good.
  3. I started cycling my 5.5 gallon yesterday. It has an aquaclear 70 running I love The flow seems to aggiatate everything well. The only problem is the sand below the outflow is now dug out I can see the glass and there are two huge piles on each side. I want to baffle the flow coming out to disperse it more randomly. Has anyone done this? Don’t really want to use a smaller impeller as I don’t want to have a power head In The tank because it’s too small for all that. Any ideas would be appreciated.
  4. How do I change my title or add too it in the journals section?
  5. Some shots from tonight showing some good growth esp from the acans.The Red acan has grown 4 new heads. And the the green and blue has also grown 5 new heads. Gsp has doubled in size no surprise there. Frogspawn has almost finished splitting. And finally the blasto is also growing two new heads. Colors are coming out nice. The only slow grower I have is a Ricordea but has grown abt 25% since I got it.
  6. Blue bucket is good to go liking the number and ease of mixing!
  7. Oh and don’t worry that heater is not the one I’m using that’s my water change heater lol. Amazon packages are late....again seems like happens a lot lately. The fuge light and heater will be here hopefully by the end of the day or Monday who really knows
  8. Alright the tank is wet! I mixed about 9 gallons last night 7 for the new tank and 2 for the other tank. Had some extra but I wanted to make sure I had more than enough. Then I rinised the sand and the rock scape in rodi water. Little tip, they make a bag for baby socks that is meant for the washing machine that is super fine. Works amazingly well for rinsing sand. I had one they we never used for anything. This bag came with my aquaclear gonna use it for sumo rock will make It easy to take out and clean the aquaclear once a month. Added some nitrifying bacteria and some frozen lrs food. And two big pieces of filter floss that has been simmering in my other tank for two weeks! And there you have it! It wet and it’s running well. Time to wait! In the mean time I’m just enjoying my other tank and continuing to regular maintenance. Reef works here in Seattle is in a couple weeks I’ll be going to that. Probably going to pick up a couple frags for each tank. Though they will probbaly all go in my other tank till this one is ready!
  9. Thanks haha just needed something and didn’t have acrylic rod haha and no not yet plan is to get the tank wet the weekend after next as this coming weekend is my wife’s birthday. Pretty excited to fill it up tho and get the cycle going. I’ll probably throw in some turbo start and some filter floss from my other tank. Still need to purchase a heater and get my light for the refugium. My spending money this week went to salt because my fritz salt is not working out. The levels are all too high. Go figure lol
  10. Order a 55 gallon bucket of Red Sea blue bucket we will see if I can achieve some stablility
  11. Well after repeated testing and monitoring over the last few weeks. I’m changing salts. Fritz just isn’t mixing up to what it should calcium is high, mag is high every time two different bags. First bag I got was 500 calcium and 1480 mag second bag was 490 calcium 1600 mag. (Totally different batches) amazon sent me two cause the first bag came damaged Thinking of switching to Red Sea blue bucket..opinions? I want something that’s gonna mix up the same everytime I want stability and simplicity ( as simple as it can get anyway) Thanks all
  12. Another thing I have been pondering is lighting for my aquaclear fuge. I could use strip led lights but not sure if they would be be enough my other option I’m thinking would be best is this light https://www.amazon.com/ACKE-Lights-Spectrum-Lights,Growing-Hydropoincs/dp/B01LX1EO3W/ref=mp_s_a_1_57?ie=UTF8&qid=1548641538&sr=8-57&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=led+grow+lights+for+indoor+plants&dpPl=1&dpID=411IZctm%2BYL&ref=plSrch Seen a few others use this light with good results. I know I most likely won’t start running the fuge till I have nutrients in the water but I want to get it all figured out and here before I get the tank wet. That way I can fit everything before there’s water in the aquaclear. What do u guys think. Don’t want to create heat as it’s only a five gallon and I don’t want a traditional lamp fixture on my desk. Also trying to be frugal. Haha big ask for sure.
  13. Little update been busy working this weekend so didn’t have a lot of time started work on the aquaclear and added some feet to my rock scape to hold it up so a little sand go underneath and the goby and shrimp pair I get will have some room to dig and such
  14. I’ll probably end up using the hob to run carbon in both tanks when needed or something idk and yea yea plans always change haha
  15. Thanks. I have some left over window screen extrusion from making my top for the evo I think I’m just gonna use that for the top. I have a ton of the clear mesh left as well so pretty much free lol but the glass lid does sound nice I’ll have to check it out
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