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Old 08-08-2011, 05:44 PM   #831
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Leave it alone. This is not an instant gratification hobby. Much like gardening, or building boats out of tooth picks, rushing and being impatient will ruin the experience for you. This is one of those things that you view in the next few month, or years as "being worth it." There is no "reef in a box" product. That's what makes it interesting, not everyone can do it because it requires study and patience. Get your "zen on," contemplate the fish tank, be the fish tank...
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Old 08-08-2011, 05:59 PM   #832
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Thanks guys.

I was going into a long drawn out explanation, but have changed my mind. I'm going to mow the lawn though I feel like crap, least I will see progress there.
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Old 08-08-2011, 06:27 PM   #833
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Mowing IS instant gratification. That's why when I am tense, something like mowing is fine. Just look over your shoulder at what a nice job you are doing. Just don't hit a tree while doing so. A reef tank is like a tea pot, it won't boil if you are staring at it. Good luck.
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Old 08-08-2011, 07:26 PM   #834
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Buffy I'm almost 6 months in and I haven't got my first coral yet. I'm not ready.. but almost!
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Old 08-08-2011, 07:30 PM   #835
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Buffy I'm almost 6 months in and I haven't got my first coral yet. I'm not ready.. but almost!
That's because you spent to much time with Rubber Maid in your sump.LOL
Just kidding,glad you got your sump set up good now.
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Heck, I'm 20 years in and I probably still haven't a clue what I am doing...but one thing for sure, I have found my limits on what I can do over the long haul. It's why I applaud Carey for her diligence in trying to keep the more difficult species alive and thriving. I met Julian Sprung once and believe me, he eats, thinks, breaths and works with fish and coral. It is his passion. It is why he and others can show off reefs that the rest of us envy.
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Old 08-08-2011, 07:53 PM   #837
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keep your head up Buffy youll pull through and be for the better. then youll have a tank that others envy
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Old 08-08-2011, 08:05 PM   #838
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I don't want a tank others will envy, I just want a tank I can stare at and be at peace. I know it will come together eventually. But hey, I'm gonna be 50 and I really would rather enjoy it before I croke. So for now I just get to stare at my nice dark drab tank.

LOL, Scottayy---I still have no sump, no refuge, no skimmer. nada.
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welll being that youre 50 you best hurry...just kidding around
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Old 08-08-2011, 11:58 PM   #840
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More test results

Everything same as before except....When I tested nitrates I followed the exact same instructions but this time I used bottle 2 first and bottle 1 last. Guess what.....same results...bout 80 ppm

ph 8.2
amm <.25 but no 0
nitrite 0
nitrate 80ppm
salinty 1.026
temp 81.5
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