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Old 10-05-2006, 04:09 PM   #1
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Critique my reef?

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Old 10-05-2006, 05:01 PM   #2
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I'm not a "reefer" so it likes awesome to me!
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Looks like a beautiful start. What are your calcium and carbonate hardness readings?
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calcium is 460 ppm, KH is 11 degrees (200ppm)
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Give me a rundown on what is in it. What size tank?
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Is that a 29 gallon?
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Old 10-05-2006, 09:12 PM   #9
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Here is the rundown:

20 gallon high tank, drilled (by me and my dremmel)
10 gallon rubbermaid sump
29 lbs figi LR
20 lb caribsea livesand mixed with 4 lbs fl crushed coral

hardware:
4 x 14W T5, 50/50 (two dual strips, coralife)
Hydor pico pump (80 gph)
FISSION nano skimmer
Aquaclear HOB 30 gal filter

Sump:
10 gal rubbermaid
3 gal rubbermaid inside that, as fuge
3/4 in PVC plumbing
Beckett 400 gph pond pump (return)
Tetra tec 150 w heater
surge 600 powerhead

Livestock in tank:

Fish
Ocellaris Clown
6 line wrasse
Pajama Cardinal

Inverts
1 flame scallop
15 blue legged hermit crabs
1 emerald crab
1 red cleaner shrimp
mated pair of coral banded shrimp
a bunch of turbo snails
Condylactis Anemone
some other kind of anemone that lives on the sand and is hot pink on the outside, purple inside that and bright green in the middle and very slimy and squishy, but pretty
Red sea star
Feather duster

Corals:
big, fat colony of purple and green zoos that i broke into 3 sections
pulsing xenia
open brain coral

Plants:
Caulerpa (in tank AND fuge)

I plan to add some green star polyps, perhaps a sun coral, definately a hammer and maybe a bubble coral eventually. and probably some more zoos.

Water parameters:

NH3 = 0 ppm
NO2 = 0ppm
NO3 = undetectable
PO4 = undetectable
Ca = 460 ppm
KH = 11 degrees
Temp 78-79 F
SG = 1.023-1.025
PH = 8.1-8.3
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That`s quite a rundown. Good looking tank. Is your brain on the rocks. Thet do better on the sand IMO.
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