New to Middle Tennessee but not Reef Tanks

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  1. Timothy McMeans

    Timothy McMeans Member MTRCMember Build Thread Contributor

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    Hmm I haven't had to dose the new tank yet but I would have done it like what you just mentioned I will make sure not to do that. I can't for the life of me remember how I did the old tanks.

    I am sure if I keep adding corals I will have to start dosing soon
     

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    It's like riding a bicycle. You'll remember it all very soon. When I started back in, it took me a bit to start remembering things what i used to do. I'm going to start dumping the chemicals down the overflow instead from now on.
     
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    Hmm down the overflow sounds like a good idea. Gets mixed well in there before returning to the tank.
     
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    Couple weeks ago I added 2 more fish to go with the firefish a royal gramma and 6 line wrasse. Then got 2 cleaner shrimp. I also got some other corals from fish store in Columbia and some others from a friend in New Jersey.

    The green candy cane and zoa polyps were from Columbia and the Kenya tree and green mushrooms from the friend.

    Been meaning to post that on here.

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    It's looking good. Just setup my RO/DI system making water right now. Had to disassemble a skimmer to clean cause it wasn't working properly but it is now. Had to recalibrate the eheim 300w heater cause it was over heating but it's working good now. Trying to get the aggressive tank ready for the new fishies that's coming soon.
     
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    I need to get an rodi unit soon. Been going to Walmart and getting distilled water for now. They think I am crazy when I buy 30 gallons at a time.

    How often do you clean your skimmer main unit and how often clean the collection cup?
     
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    It says to clean it every 2 months. But this is a used unit I bought from someone else. I didn't cleaned it first when I put it in. Some debris got sucked in but it wasn't working right to begin with so I took it apart and the air part was plugged. I clean the collection cup as needed.
     
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    Thanks for the info. I have been cleaning the collection cup every 4 days or so. I guess I need to look into cleaning the main unit and pump for it. Also the main return pump.

    Need to make it a scheduled thing like every 2 to 3 months for it all or something like that.

    Any thoughts?
     
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    Yes cause it'll help everything work better and last longer. It's time to clean my other tank skimmer cause I'm about that time period already.
     
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    Sounds like a plan I will set reminders in my phone to keep track of when to do it. I am 2 months into this new tank so far. So this weekend will be a good time to start this cleaning cycle.
     
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    I'm on my 3rd month into the new tank. One week into the second.
     
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