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Post by moto826 on October 5th 2010, 11:13 am

well my heater broke and crashed my tank and i have always wanted a coldwater reef so i traded my leds for a 1/4 chiller and set it to 65 for the cycle will be getting rocks from the beach today so ill get pics up soon


my set up is a vertex in80 skimmer and the bio pellets to reduce nitrates im looking for bio balls too for filtration and thing else i should get ?
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Post by ~ocean on October 5th 2010, 7:51 pm

That sucks, but I'm glad to hear about the temperate plan!

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Re: 24 by 24 cube zoa now cold water

Post by moto826 on October 5th 2010, 8:41 pm

me to i have wanted one for a wile
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Post by jared on October 6th 2010, 2:41 am

I am thinking about adding some insulation (maybe styrofoam) to the back, bottom, and sides of my tank to reduce heat loss. Just an idea you might want to try too.
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Post by Hero on October 7th 2010, 6:56 pm

I heard your from Olympia? Should be able to get some nice stuff from the Sound then.

You might look into a canister filter.

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Post by moto826 on October 7th 2010, 9:55 pm

ok ill hook up the canister and i am from olympia i see lots of stuff thats why i did the change over and tired of paying 200 a zoa frag
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Re: 24 by 24 cube zoa now cold water

Post by moto826 on October 8th 2010, 8:10 am





not much yet
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Re: 24 by 24 cube zoa now cold water

Post by moto826 on October 8th 2010, 8:11 am

mabey i should have cleaned it up before taking pics
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Re: 24 by 24 cube zoa now cold water

Post by jared on October 8th 2010, 12:00 pm

Looks like you got some nice rocks. Is the tank 60 gallons? How big is the sump? That looks like a corner overflow in the back right, and two split black returns in the front but what's the white PVC pipe?
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Post by moto826 on October 8th 2010, 12:08 pm

the pvc is for closed loop i rased it up so it would not suck stuff up and havent hid it yet
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Post by Hero on October 8th 2010, 12:51 pm

Looks alright. You might think of getting one tall rock that goes up and down in case nems want to be higher in the water column.

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Re: 24 by 24 cube zoa now cold water

Post by AquaticEngineer on October 8th 2010, 2:48 pm

I'm going to be re-doing my rock scape soon as well and using some epoxy to build a sub structure of smaller rocks that the larger ones sit on that will have some caves and stuff. Similar to the one on that thread on RC.
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Re: 24 by 24 cube zoa now cold water

Post by moto826 on October 9th 2010, 10:19 pm

pics of under my tank from a wile ago it has a bigger sump and a vertix in80 skimmer

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Post by moto826 on October 9th 2010, 10:21 pm

AquaticEngineer wrote:I'm going to be re-doing my rock scape soon as well and using some epoxy to build a sub structure of smaller rocks that the larger ones sit on that will have some caves and stuff. Similar to the one on that thread on RC.

i am going to epoxy my rocks too but am not shure how i want them yet
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Re: 24 by 24 cube zoa now cold water

Post by moto826 on October 10th 2010, 12:21 am

i must stop looking at all the new zoas that are coming out or my tank will go tropical again lol they keep calling my like crack to a junky lol
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Post by AquaticEngineer on October 10th 2010, 1:27 am

As soon as you go on a good collecting trip in the sound and bring home some sweet stuff.......for free..........you'll have a new kinda crack Wink
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Re: 24 by 24 cube zoa now cold water

Post by moto826 on October 10th 2010, 1:52 am

i hope so but havent made it there yet
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Post by Hero on October 10th 2010, 11:32 pm

Go to the Sound haha.

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Re: 24 by 24 cube zoa now cold water

Post by moto826 on October 20th 2010, 8:56 pm

will 5 gallons of bio balls be enough for my tank ?
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Post by Hero on October 22nd 2010, 2:34 am

What else do you plan on filtering with?

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Re: 24 by 24 cube zoa now cold water

Post by moto826 on October 22nd 2010, 10:12 am

i have the Eco bac
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Re: 24 by 24 cube zoa now cold water

Post by moto826 on October 23rd 2010, 1:55 am

sorry my phone messed up i have eco bak pellets a skimmer and i jest got a wet dry sump for the bio balls and need to link the new sump with the old one
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Re: 24 by 24 cube zoa now cold water

Post by Hero on October 24th 2010, 2:10 am

Yeah that should work then.

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