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Petco $1 Per Gallon Sale 12/28

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Stuntman   

Sorry if this is the wrong sub but petco is having their $1.00 per gallon sale again starting on the 28th. They are also doing a bogo or b2g1 on fish and corals 1/8-1/10.

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TrentN   

You could have the display come into one tank with filter socks, fiber filtration, and with the protein skimmer and GFO and the carbon reactor pump it into the second tank with your refugium and other biological before returning to the tank.

 

If needed you can get a small controllable DC pump to go from tank1 to tank 2.

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Unfortunately I just did not build the stand with the thought of ever putting something other than my plastic bin sump under my tank. I actually could get a 40 breeder inside but I cannot go in without deconstructing part of the stand. I may actually look into it. I think if I move a large cabinet away from side and remove the side panel I could slide one in. I dunno. May have to think about it.

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Well I think looking at most 40 breeder dimensions it won't fit after all. It will be 3/4 of an inch to wide even if I rip the side off and move furniture to slide it in. I am just going to stick with what I have and modify it a little bit toward more what I THINK I want.

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drauka   

I will say. Adding filter socks this time around has been a good idea for me. 1 a week or even every 3-4 days is worth it to me to keep from having to vacuum out the sump.

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Cjstoner   

Speaking of filter socks, ive had 5 in rotation for 3 or 4 months. Have to change out every 3rd day. I hose the off inside out and machine wash with a little bleach an hang dry. Im finding they are clogging up sooner and sooner. Am I cleaning them right or do they just get to the point you have to toss them. They are bright white with no chaeto or algae left behind when clean just a little fuzzier.

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I agree, over time they seem to clog quicker. What I do to help that is set washer with bleach and wash them right side out then I flip them inside out and fill washer with bleach again. This time while they are inside out I rough them back and forth scrubbing them against themselves and each other if that makes sense to dislodge anything clogged in the pores. It is amazing how white bleach will get the gunk in those 100 micron holes and this does seem to stretch the life span. Another thing is like Dave said. Have a bunch. This way when you are washing them twice you are getting more clean for your wasted water. I also read somewhere a while back about using peroxide to break up gunk and I tried it once right before I decided to go without socks and gave them all to Trent so is hard to say if it works great or not because not much experience there.

And since I hijacked this thread anyway about my sump issues. I broke the sump down, and vacuumed out 20 gallons of water with a crapload of detritus. I saw so many amphipods in the gunk I poured the wastewater through my fish net to save them so I did not wipe the population to nothing. I added a 30# bag of oolitic aragonite sand(which looks like I want another 20# probably) and am waiting for that to settle before I finish filling sump back up. Thinking I will run the skimmer tonight to help remove silt in water column and then turn main pump back on tomorrow. Ordered some extra nassarius snails to put in sumps sandbed and some trochus snails for the tanks. So will see how it works out.

Richard

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