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December 18th, 2019. Just finished working three 12 hour shifts and off today. Time to set up the return. I open the box and start reading the directions. I hit a roadblock. I have two options. Purchase this attachment or hard plumb the return. That is easy I am off today and setting up this return so to the hardware store I go. And got it plumbed

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December 19th, 2019. Got water? Check. I have a 7 stage rodi with pre chloramine filter rated for 75GPD. Did not want to use the RODI unit. So you ask what’s the plan Trace? Distilled. What? Yep distilled. 90 gallons. Off to Walmart. After two hours and three trips. No I am not mad. Well maybe just a tad

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December 19th, 2019. Ok need some sand and want a bottle of bacteria. Found both. While at the LFS 5min from the house I started talking to the owner and was telling him that I had spent months trying to find some good live Fiji or Pukani from a trusted source but could not find any. He then leads me to a holding tank and way in the back out of sight he starts pulling out large well established Pukani rock. My eyes glowed like a kid in a candy store! I bought all 55 pounds of it without thinking twice! It does have sponges so monitoring any interaction with coral skeleton. But what about the other rock? Well change of plans. I did add a few small pieces to add some more diversity

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December 19th, 2019. Time to fill the tank with water! O wait was I supposed to leak test this thing first? Like outside? O well too late now. And just look at that sand! A lot of it too

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How often do you clean your filter socks?

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  • Every month

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  • When they look dirty

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  • I don't ever clean them

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