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Old December 20th 05, 01:41 AM posted to rec.aquaria.marine.reefs
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Default New Fish Tank


"Bobbin' for Charlie" wrote in message
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Hi guys!! How's it going?

Say, I just bought a new fish tank for my kids as a present for Christmas.
It was used, but I couldn't resist it. 400 gallons!!! I paid $1,000 for it
and the oak stand. It is square in shape and about 6 feet long on all
sides and 2.5' tall on a 3 feet tall stand. Viewing is about eye level for
an adult.

Wondering how soon I can put fish in the tank. I have over 600 lbs of live
sand that was sold with the tank and we kept 30% of the old water and
added 70% new RODI. The tank has a huge skimmer about the size of an old
gas pump that sits externally to the tank. The tank is turned over at
least 40 times per hour according to the guy I bought it from due to the
humongous dual pumps also running externally to the system. The sump for
this thing has a capacity of 250 gallons and is under the tank in the base
of the stand. You guys have to see pictures of this!!!! It's freaking

So!! How soon can I add fish and more liverock? The chemistry is