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I finally have some time to work on the tank .I decided not to run two pumps right now but plumbed a tee in the return line for one if I decide I want one in the future. I'm thinking I will. Also plumbed in a manifold with two 1/2 inch ball valves for extra equipment. Hoping to start setting up the RODI system tomorrow.
 

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Awesome I’ve been thinking of getting one of those also but I’m black, they did a great job on the plumbing with the 3 valves, the only thing i don’t like is they used gate valves, i much rather have ball valves
 
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Awesome I’ve been thinking of getting one of those also but I’m black, they did a great job on the plumbing with the 3 valves, the only thing i don’t like is they used gate valves, i much rather have ball valves
I put the manifold in the plumbing that was included with the tank myself. The only gate valve is the main drain control . The other three are tru-union ball valves. There are unions on both ends and on the valves If there's a problem or I want to change something.
I'm new at saltwater tanks and external plumbing . Still trying to figure things out.
 
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Day 6 of cycling. Ammonia is at 1.5 , the same as yesterday. PH is holding at 8 as it's been since the start . Nitrite is up to .1, higher than yesterday. What I don't understand is the nitrates are at ten. Shouldn't the ammonia drop to near zero before this happens?
 
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Day 6 of cycling. Ammonia is at 1.5 , the same as yesterday. PH is holding at 8 as it's been since the start . Nitrite is up to .1, higher than yesterday. What I don't understand is the nitrates are at ten. Shouldn't the ammonia drop to near zero before this happens?
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We haven't posted in a while. The 75 gallon is finally cycled. Ammonia is at zero , Nitrites at zero and Nitrates are at ten . Set up a 20 gallon qt and put two fire gobys in it yesterday. They're sticking near the bottom but ate some mysis today . planning to do a copper power treatment before putting them in the main tank . So far so good.
 

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Looking great. Excited for you. How much space from the back of the tank to the wall do you need? I have the 100 and am wondering. I am going to lay tile down.

Thanks for any help
Shelley
 

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We haven't posted in a while. The 75 gallon is finally cycled. Ammonia is at zero , Nitrites at zero and Nitrates are at ten . Set up a 20 gallon qt and put two fire gobys in it yesterday. They're sticking near the bottom but ate some mysis today . planning to do a copper power treatment before putting them in the main tank . So far so good.
Great! Looking forward to watch this one grow.
 
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Looking great. Excited for you. How much space from the back of the tank to the wall do you need? I have the 100 and am wondering. I am going to lay tile down.

Thanks for any help
Shelley
The tank measures 6 inches from the wall. The stand measures 5 7/8 inches. This left just enough room for the ball valves on the return lines. This is with the plumbing system included with the tank and stand
 

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Thanks. The firefish have been in the qt for two weeks now and look really good and seem quite happy. We're still trying to decide weather to do a copper treatment. So much conflicting info on here about it.
If they are looking good I would add a black molly. If there is something there you will see it on the mollys fairly soon. I do slowly acclimate my mollys to saltwater over a week.

Good luck,
Shelley
 

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