Setting up the QT again...

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  1. 4FordFamily

    4FordFamily Tang, Angel, & Wrasse Addict Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Starting all over after my accident and new move -- making some progress!

    Readying the 55 gal quarantine. A HOB filter from an established Rubbermaid coral and rock QT, a little partially live sand I couldn't remove easily (but will with first water change), bio spira starting today and stability since Sunday when I set it up. Polyfiber pad for bacteria colonization until I dose copper.

    Awaiting my ammonia badge and some testing to see how I'm doing and how bad my water changes will have to be when I buy my first batch of fish, hopefully next week!

    I set up my RO after my softener with a kill switch/float valve for the 44 gal brute mixing station/water storage!

    Needs a bit of glass cleaning and some more PVC structure this weekend! Also waiting on a replacement pump for my HOB reef octopus 180 skimmer, for use only with copper.

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    Grinnin' for you over here!!

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    Happy to see you jumpin' back in!!! :)
     
  4. 4FordFamily

    4FordFamily Tang, Angel, & Wrasse Addict Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    My wallet isn't! :D

    Thanks buddy, you're an inspiration!
     
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    GHsaltie Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Partner Member 2018

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    I very nearly squealed with delight at seeing this thread! And I never squeal, so that's saying something :).
     
  6. 4FordFamily

    4FordFamily Tang, Angel, & Wrasse Addict Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Well thank you! Glad to have such a great group here of support!
     
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    Good luck! Every few days I like to go to your tang aggression thread to fulfil my tang addiction.
    Your incident always gets me thinking If I should invest in an inverter generator and in case of a long power outages, but they are dang expensive.
    I have a 1200Va UPS which only connects to my sump pump for water flow and aeration but this only lasts about 3 hours. I get nervous about long power outages since I have recently introduced my achilles tang.
    I know I know better to just get an inverter generator or you will regret it..... but trying to explain it to the wife is the tricky part haha.
    I have a happy tang tank thanks your knowledge sharing.

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    Good luck! Can't wait to see some fish swimming around in there ;)
     
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    4FordFamily Tang, Angel, & Wrasse Addict Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Thanks for sharing, I'm glad you found it useful!

    Yes I would invest in it... find another reason you should have it ;)
     
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    Explain to the wife that she can keep the refrigerator running . . .

    ~Bruce
     
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    Thats a good one!
     
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