First big tank, let's do it right this time (75g)

Discussion in 'Show Off Your Fish Tanks!' started by skarz, Oct 19, 2017.

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  1. scajeo

    scajeo Sea Dragon

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    Joined today. Thank you
     
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  3. SantaMonicaHelp

    SantaMonicaHelp Astrea Snail

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    Good job with the setup, Skarz. Do you have any closeup pics you'd like to share?

    -Kamran
     
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    skarz Plankton

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    Thanks! There will be some up close pics soon, I promise! Here's on actually!

    Just attached some airline tubing to my skimmer intake and routed it to a nearby window. Hopefully this will get some fresh air in to my tank and will raise my pH! Fingers crossed...

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    SantaMonicaHelp Astrea Snail

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    I hear that skimmers are a nightmare to clean. Any comment on that?

    -Kamran
     
  6. skarz

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    I guess it all depends on the model. Depending on how funky mine is, I pull it out once a week and clean the collection cup with a toothbrush. Because the opening to the "neck" of the skimmer body is big enough I am also to reach inside with a bottle cleaner and scrub the inside. It's not too bad IMHO. And then the pump I just do the vinegar soak every couple months.
     
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    skarz Plankton

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    Alright everyone, time for some updated pics. I'm not crazy on the shelves but my wife insisted and so hey... Marriage is about compromise right? Plus it gives me some space to organize my stuff. ^_^

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    The black wire you see on the left is the thermometer, I need a place to stick it... Probably in the sump!

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    Only four days in and starting to get some nice brown stuff growing on the algae scrubber.

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    Shot of the sump. Still not sure how well the chaeto is going to grow with the scrubber going but don't want to toss it yet. I'd love to add some pods to the fuge... We'll see!

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  9. SantaMonicaHelp

    SantaMonicaHelp Astrea Snail

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    Is there anything else in the sump, or is it just the chaeto for now?

    -Kamran