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Discussion in 'Help and Advice' started by wackystarfish, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. wackystarfish

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    Im going to get a Resun wave maker, the ones that go for about a tenner.

    So far i have:
    Refractometer
    TMC V2 Skimmer

    Tomorrow i will order:
    Resun wavemaker
    T5 Light Starter
     
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    Use a razor blade, that should see it off.
     
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    I am sorry, I have to say it. I probably sound like your mother but,,,

    Finlay, please be careful of your fingers with the blade. I don't want to see any blood :--
     
  4. wackystarfish

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    XD You just reminded me of the time when i was in Food Technology and was mindlessly chopping potatoes, slashed open my thumb bleeded a stupid amount but didnt want my teacher to see so i just shoved it under the table and carried on chopping with my left and was waiting for the sink to be free. Big mistake, my friend came over and asked what i had in my left hand she kept nagging me until she reached down and pulled it out from under the table. At this point it had been bleeding for a few minutes - blood absolutley everywhere on my hand XDDD Woops!
    Im a bit worried about using a blade in regards to scratching the tank :S
     
  5. frazzles84

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    Razor blade wont mark your tank. Other things will :wink:
     
  6. wackystarfish

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    Cool :) Resun Pump has been ordered off ebay: £10.80.
    Things are starting to move!!!
    Also, am just waiting for fishworldchadderton to pm me back before i place an order with Charterhouse for
    1 x Salifert Nitrite Profi-Test Kit
    1 x Salifert Nitrate Profi-Test Kit
    1 x Salifert Ammonia Profi-Test Kit
    1 x Salifert pH Profi-Test Kit
    1 x Salifert Phosphate Profi-Test Kit
    1 x Caribsea Super Reef Substrate (15lb)
    1 x Caribsea Seaflor Special Grade Sand (15lb)
    Sub-Total: £57.95

    That little lot!
    If fishworld can do it cheaper il go with them :)
     
  7. Kev

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    Pleased for you mate! All exciting stuff.
     
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    Yup!!! I just need someone to point me in the direction of those light clips, where can i get them from?
     
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    The Big Buy!

    Awesome so i buy two of them? (Two for each light)

    NEWS!!!!
    THE BIG BUY HAS BEEN BOUGHT!!!!!

    Need
    Live Rock
    CUC
    RO Unit / Water
    Stocking
    Food

    Bought
    Ebay
    1 X Hagen Glo T5 24 Watt Twin Starter Unit = £29.99
    1 X Resun Wave Maker 3500lph = £10.80
    Charterhouse Aquatics
    2 x Arcadia T8 24" 18w Marine Blue Actinic Tube = £20.90
    2 x Arcadia T5 22" 24w Marine White Tube = £30.90
    1 x Salifert Nitrite Profi-Test Kit = £5.45
    1 x Salifert Phosphate Profi-Test Kit = £6.45
    1 x Salifert Nitrate Profi-Test Kit = £6.95
    1 x Salifert Ammonia Profi-Test Kit = £6.45
    1 x Salifert pH Profi-Test Kit = £4.75
    1 x Classica 6" Fish Net = £0.93
    1 x Reef Crystals Salt 8KG / 240L = £22.95
    1 x Caribsea Super Reef Substrate (15lb) = £13.95
    1 x Rena SmartHeater 200 = £24.42

    WOOP! Order should arrive AM tomorrow or the next day! Ebay items are priced minus P+P - Charterhouse postage was nothing as it was over £50. This calls for cellabration!

    )()0 :)) )()0 :))) :-:: :walk: )()0 :geek: :mrgreen:

    BTW im allowed to spam smilieys just this once to show how im feeling, if not then:

    :hide:
     
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    Im right behind you in my order. :angel5:
    What is CUC? :oops:
    U got any idea of what you are going to stock...once its fully cycled?
     
  12. Kev

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    cuc = clean up crew
     
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    Doh! :-0
    PS when u have an idea of stock and what CUC, let me know. Compare notes. Ive been browsing already :grin:
     
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    Clean Up Crew - Hermits, Snails, Stars etc you add them after your live rock has cycled and there is an abundance of algae and grim stuff, they make short work of it and then go on to keep your tank clean.

    I cant remember but there is an equation to work out roughly what you need per gallon... Il ask tina now
     
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    I know what they are :-:eek:
    Let me know if there is an 'equation', oooooh...I like equations :wink:
     
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    Talked to Tina - apparantly there are loads of conflicting views about CUC's. Basicaly you start small, and keep adding in small amounts until there are enough to keep the algae at bay but not too many so that they starve.
     
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    mmm.... ok! I will keep in touch with you on this :wink:
     
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    Some stuff is coming today from charterhouse!!!
     
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    OK UPDATE!!!!

    OK, first of all - this is for Frazer, some pics of my substrate :p
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    The bag!
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    Some shells i picked out of the bag out of sheer boredom! XD
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    A pic of the tank with the lovely T8 actinics, all cleaned out and ready to go!
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    The inmates in the lovely ten gallon Scott brought around today, will be used as a QT tank after they have lived out their lives
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    The Skimmer in Situe
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    Some of the equipment i have been massing!
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  20. TigerIssey

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    Looking good there Finlay. :)))

    Have to say it, you need to start a diary now [thumbup.gif]

    You can always put a link in to this thread chuck. [thumbup1.gif]
     
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