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Old 07-22-2011, 01:12 AM   #46
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AAHHH!!!! i dont have dechlorinator!!! what should i do? im leaving tomorrow and really want this to be setup before i leave. should i just do the hardscape and then fill it when i get home? or is there some kind of home remedy i can do? ideas? its too late to go to the LFS
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Old 07-22-2011, 01:13 AM   #47
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AAHHH!!!! i dont have dechlorinator!!! what should i do? im leaving tomorrow and really want this to be setup before i leave. should i just do the hardscape and then fill it when i get home? or is there some kind of home remedy i can do? ideas? its too late to go to the LFS

Just fill it up.
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Old 07-22-2011, 01:14 AM   #48
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but when i put the filter on,. wont it kill all the healthy bacteria that took forever to seed?

fish wont go in for a while, so im not worried about that.


like the stump craig?
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Old 07-22-2011, 01:22 AM   #49
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but when i put the filter on,. wont it kill all the healthy bacteria that took forever to seed?

fish wont go in for a while, so im not worried about that.


like the stump craig?
don't think I would worry about it too much IMO.

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Old 07-22-2011, 01:23 AM   #50
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Can't wait to see it. Please don't make us wait on oak leaves to see any pics. lol
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oh yeah need more pics.
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ill get pics after i do the hardscape, then ill get more after i fill it.

you really wouldnt worry about dechlorinating the water?? its not well water... i dont dechlor on top ups but on WCs i do.
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For a once a time fill I wouldn't not like you have any fish to worry about in the tank.
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but the bacteria wont care?
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Old 07-22-2011, 01:42 AM   #55
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The bacteria won't care, don't expect them to send you Wish You Were Here cards or do laundry for you while you are out camping either.
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i meant they wont care about the chlorine. lol :P
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Old 07-22-2011, 03:00 AM   #57
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here are the dry pics.


with the hood on
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Old 07-22-2011, 03:50 AM   #58
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It's looking great, can't wait to see updated pics.
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Old 07-22-2011, 03:51 AM   #59
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thanks! looking at these pics, it seems like the driftwood crossing like that so many times looks fake. what do you guys think?

i kind of like how it looked in the very first picture of this thread. i wouldnt replicate that again though..
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thanks! looking at these pics, it seems like the driftwood crossing like that so many times looks fake. what do you guys think?

i kind of like how it looked in the very first picture of this thread. i wouldnt replicate that again though..
I agree with you. I would play around with the arrangement some. And go ahead and add a black background. That in itself could change things alot.
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