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  1. Newbiejb

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    Hi guys I'm Newbiejb and I'm really new to the marine tank family. My tank is being build its a 800x800x700 cube tank with skinny over flow and sub really exited in starting my journey to the perfect tank can't wait :m01:
     
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    masahello

    Cube tanks are so awesome, please post pics of the build :)
     
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    Hi, and Welcome to MASA, make sure to read up on what needs to be done to get the cycle going, make sure to get all the test kits you need before you start buying any livestock and keep us updated with info and or queries.
     
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    Hi and welcome we will be hanging
    around the see the build. All the best
     
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    Welcome
     
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    Tx all the tank is still in pieces as soon as it's ready I will post a pic
     
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    I'm getting help with the water so I think I'm skipping the cycle stage
     
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    Getting help? Water from an established tank maybe?
     
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    It doesn't really matter what water you start off with. It's the die off from the rocks and substrate that really matters.
     
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    Oh, and you can't skip the cycle. You might have a short cycle though if you use mature rock and a bacterial source
     
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    Sorry I meant to say I will have a shorter cycle yes i think its 30% established water from existing mixed tank and then rock thats been in same tank. No I won't buy anything until water is corect
     
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    Hi guys i need help my tank is not yet done but i just need to know ones it's stable and running how often and how much water do I need to change. 470 lt tank. Or do i only replace the amount I siphoned out.
     
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    Most people do about 10% water change.
    But yes you need to replace what you take out.
     
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    Hi guys I finally have my tank and plumbing set up doing a cycle with fresh water to remove dirt and particals from tank. But i need help how do i upload pictures.
     
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    here is my new tank sorry I cant get them turned

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    looks like a very neet build
     
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    +1 on the neatness of build!
    The cladding is awesome!
     
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    Tx yes i take pride in my tank. If it's worth doing it's worth doing well
     
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    My rodi system is up im one more step away from filling my tank jippy

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    What a beautiful setup, must say the builder knows what his doing. Please post pics as you fill up with livestock:)
     
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