Spyder813 40G BUILD THREAD

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  1. mdbannister

    mdbannister Ahh...the Reef Life Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

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    Cool! Following!
     
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  2. spyder813

    spyder813 Dec.4. 2017 R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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  3. Fishable

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    Love the custom stand, turned out real good
     
  4. spyder813

    spyder813 Dec.4. 2017 R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    Thanks. That’s the advantage of DIY. I make the stand 40” high so I don’t have to bent to look at the fish and to fit the 30g sump easy for maintenance.
     
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    spyder813 Dec.4. 2017 R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    2886925B-6312-4544-AAE8-8900E975809B.jpeg Almost ready for sand and water just working with the rocks.
     
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    spyder813 Dec.4. 2017 R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    Finally got my tank up and running. I add the live sand and saltwater. Don't know to start the cycling with Dr.Tim bacteria or Seachem Stability.
     
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    Start with dr Tim’s that’s good stuff. But they are probably all the same
     
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    I started with Dr. Tim. I liked it.
     
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  9. jasonrusso

    jasonrusso Valuable Member Build Thread Contributor

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    I used Seachem seed. It's a step up from stability.
     
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    spyder813 Dec.4. 2017 R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    Thanks.
     
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    spyder813 Dec.4. 2017 R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    I start my 10g quarantine with Dr. Tim but still cycling.
     
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    spyder813 Dec.4. 2017 R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    I never heard about Seachem Seed.
     
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    Looks good. I have the same overflow i would strongly suggest a Stockman down pipe. i built mine for 8$ and it is the best thing i have done to my set up.
     
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    spyder813 Dec.4. 2017 R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    Do you have a picture or how it looks? Thanks
     
  16. Devan Petersen

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    I clipped the air hose to be about 2/3 inch long. once you get them tuned up they are great. YouTube has some great tutorials.

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    spyder813 Dec.4. 2017 R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    Ok, interesting. I will goggle it to see the description. Thanks
     
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    spyder813 Dec.4. 2017 R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    Ok, Great. I will look on YouTube. Thanks a lot.
     
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    spyder813 Dec.4. 2017 R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    This is my first water test after a week cycling my 40g with Dr Tim bacteria and ammonia. I will just leave it along for another week to see if the ammonia and nitrite goes down.
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  20. jasonrusso

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    I find it weird that your ammonia is so high. It looks like you used dry rock and live sand. Where is the ammonia coming from?
     
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