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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-27-2007, 10:30 PM Thread Starter
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Best Way to start a tank

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So I am almost ready to start up my new 45g corner bowfront tank. The stand is being delivered tomorrow. I have a 2 x 65 w Coralife fixture for the tank, pressurized co2, shultz aquasoil substrate, fluval 304 canister filter, 2 x 100w heaters.


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Oops, posted this in the wrong section. Mods please move to general.

THanks. kara
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It makes it much harder to adjust your CO2 level without a bubble counter. Your drop checker takes time for the two solutions to equalize so you could be blasting the tank with CO2 and it would be awhile before you'd know it. (I guess one way you'd know it is all your fish would be at the surface but you do NOT want to do that.) One thought is putting the end of the tubing in the water and adjust your needle valve that way (maybe starting off at 1 bps), then you can connect it up.


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