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Old 07-02-2012, 12:25 AM   #71
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Looking good. Are you going stain it, or just seal it?
I am going to paint it white. That's the color the wife wanted. Since our anniversary is on the fourth and she has let me get all this I left the color up to her lol.
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Old 07-02-2012, 01:14 AM   #72
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Another small update. Just ordered 15 lbs of base rock from reefrocks.net. All I need now is a refractometer and to pick up some live rock when I go get RO from my lfs when it is finally time to get this started.
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Lol. I have been down that road. Understand completely.
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Old 07-05-2012, 02:09 AM   #74
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So I got a shipping update this morning and my FishNeedIt fixture will be coming in next Wednesday, according to FedEx's website. I still have not heard anything about my base rock so who knows when that will show up. I still have to order my refractometer from Ebay. The wife gets paid tomorrow so I should be able to sweet talk my way into getting one.

I do have a question tonight though. Do I need to order any kind of supplements or buffers? I have seen a lot of peoples tanks on here and when they showed a picture of their cabinet they had all kinds of additives they were using. I will be getting RODI water from my LFS to use in the tank and I am using Instant Ocean Reef Crystals. I know Seachem has a large line of marine supplements. Should I use Reef Trace and Reef Plus? I want to keep my tank as chemical free as possible, however, I still want to see plenty of growth and I want my corals to be as healthy as possible. What are the thoughts of my fellow forum members?
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Your sale mix should give you all you need for now. Once your stock is higher and corals deplete some trace elements and calcium, you may have to dose.
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Old 07-05-2012, 02:29 AM   #76
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Your sale mix should give you all you need for now. Once your stock is higher and corals deplete some trace elements and calcium, you may have to dose.
That's what I thought, just wanted to make sure.
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Old 07-06-2012, 01:27 PM   #77
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So I was painting the stand white....but now I an not so sure how I feel about the white. how do you all think it would look of I sprayed it with krylon hammered paint? I am thinking silver or the copper color. Thoughts, ideas, comments?
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That sounds interesting. Just make sure it's washable. You'll get some salt residue eventually. Mine is black, which I like, but I am always wiping it down.
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That sounds interesting. Just make sure it's washable. You'll get some salt residue eventually. Mine is black, which I like, but I am always wiping it down.
It seems to have a rather glossy finish. So it should clean very easily.
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Go for it!!! It will accent the black on the tank well!
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