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Old 12-10-2011, 05:42 PM   #131
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The refugium came today but I haven't put it on the back since there isn't enough space. I'm going to put it on the 7g though. I've got bioballs from my 75g which have got bacteria, live sand from my 75g, and filter floss. But here's how it looks:
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Old 12-11-2011, 12:39 AM   #132
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Sounds good. The rio was like $20 bucks from my lfs and I figure I can always find a use for an extra pump somewhere. lol I tried it with a tetra airpump which might have been my problem. Make sure you let us (me!) know how it works out.
Well I had to use all 3 airpumps and the pump it came with but now the flow is kind of like a gentle stream which is great for a refugium........I think lol. Lights shipped today too so estimated arrival on ups said Wednesday. Any suggestions on which bulbs I should go with? I know I'm going to go with a mixture of black and white sand to create a marble look so the corals pop and so it isn't as much as a pain to clean like pure black sand. Sorta like this but with more black
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Old 12-11-2011, 07:55 PM   #133
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This is the mix of sand I'm going with
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:02 PM   #134
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Nice. I'm thinking of going with black sand when I move in the spring. Take a pic when its all in the tank lol.
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:03 PM   #135
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Moved everything and it's to be going well. Added 18lbs of lr and now it's way too much lol But is w/e since I'll rescape. I'm loving the sand and the fish are eating already! I've also got the refugium set up. So here's everything 2 long hours later lol........
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Looks good. I like the aquascape how it is. Though for corals I could see changing it lol.
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:07 PM   #137
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Looks good. I like the aquascape how it is. Though for corals I could see changing it lol.
Yea I'm going to shorten it a bit since it's too tall lol.
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:27 PM   #138
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Nice. I'm thinking of going with black sand when I move in the spring. Take a pic when its all in the tank lol.
DO IT! It looks amazing. But all black would be a pain to clean. I'd recommend you do a mix of 2 1/2 parts of black sand to 1 part white and it look incredible awesome. And if it gets dirty it'll blend in with the white and look normal. Petco sand is my favorite since it comes in many colors and a gravel vacuum can be used it in with minimal loss of sand.
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Turns out the feather duster is alive!

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Old 12-11-2011, 09:15 PM   #140
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Yea I would mix the black with some of my current sand to seed it. Looks good. Good news on the feather duster. Mine just left its tube never to be seen again lol.
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