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Priming the Cycle.

Posted 05/14/2010 at 02:23 PM by sacremon

When I set up my 125g a couple years ago, I reviewed all the methods people were using to start the cycle in their tanks. I wasn't keen on using live damsels, and having rotting shrimp floating in water in the family room wasn't all that appealing either. I decided to go the route of using ammonia (technically ammonium hydroxide). I went to several stores, trying to find plain household ammonia that didn't have some sort of contaminant in it, be it surfactant/perfume/whatever. No luck. Not...
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Now the slow part

Posted 05/10/2010 at 11:31 AM by sacremon

Tank is set up, sump in place and plumbed, skimmer hooked up (not on, obviously), light fixture back over the tank. I washed all the sand from the old tank and put it in the new one. Chris, the LFS owner, brought over 20 or so gallons of 'live water' - basically he did a water change of his tanks and brought over what he could. Now I get to make saltwater 30g at a time to add to the tank. My RO/DI system is supposedly rated at something like 75g or 100g per day, but at best I get about 35g from...
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My girls

Posted 05/09/2010 at 08:52 PM by WmTasker

I love my girls more than life itself. I can't imagine what life would be like witout them. I have never felt such a deep overwelming love for anthing else like my girls.

With that said .... I have never met anyone that can get under my skin and make me just want to scream. But my girls can push me to the edge and keep me there for hours. Sometime I just wonder what life would be like without them.

Then they smile and I get a kiss, then I return to the overwelming...
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Cutting Aluminum

Posted 05/09/2010 at 08:38 PM by WmTasker

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And I know this goes without saying, but I have done it myself. Wear glasses. Got wood dust in the eyes many of times, you do not want metal in them.
It time to talk shop safety with Norm from The Yankee Workshop.

I was just working with my router the other day thinking about how I need saftey glasses.
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Tank arrived, tired

Posted 05/06/2010 at 09:47 PM by sacremon
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Yesterday we broke down the 125g. The lion went into one 33g Brute, the rabbit and tang into another. We took out two 5g buckets of sand, with some left in the tank. The rock is being left out to dry and die. It will be put back in during the cycling process to become 'alive' again and probably add a fair amount of organics to the cycle process. The sand is so filled with algae we decided to kill it - wash it with tap water.

The tank arrived this morning. I had four professional...
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