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Old 08-14-2009, 08:31 PM   #231
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Hehe me too. I'm enjoying following though. Sucks the 'rents are getting antsy. Mine get like that too. "Hey Mum I wanna buy another fish... (Cause I only have 1 chromis and 1 osi in a 33G)" "You have no money! No!" Even though I want like 3/4 more Chromis' so they school. + Chromis' only cost $8 each here. (And I have money).
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Old 08-14-2009, 08:32 PM   #232
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LOL I'm more than ancy! I'm like obsessed with getting the tank started up. I'm glad I got the bulbs (finally) so now I'm either going to get the salt, or the sand. I'm finding out its sometimes better to get the LR first then add the sand in.. any thoughts on that?
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Old 08-14-2009, 08:33 PM   #233
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Hehe me too. I'm enjoying following though. Sucks the 'rents are getting antsy. Mine get like that too. "Hey Mum I wanna buy another fish... (Cause I only have 1 chromis and 1 osi in a 33G)" "You have no money! No!" Even though I want like 3/4 more Chromis' so they school. + Chromis' only cost $8 each here. (And I have money).
I feel your pain dude. xD I have (some) money but I'm not allowed to spend it .

Oh well. lol
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Old 08-14-2009, 08:35 PM   #234
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Depends on if your going to get anything to burrow in the sand. I would do it just to be sure and so you won't have to redo it later if you get something that burrows like a goby or pistol shrimp.
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Depends on if your going to get anything to burrow in the sand. I would do it just to be sure and so you won't have to redo it later if you get something that burrows like a goby or pistol shrimp.
I want to get something that digs in the sand (interesting little guys lol) so I was thinking to make the LR to be touch the glass so it wont collapse if he digs under it.
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Old 08-15-2009, 01:41 AM   #236
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in my opinion, wouldnt put it directly on the bottom. it could easily crack the glassbecause of the pressure points and stuff.
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in my opinion, wouldnt put it directly on the bottom. it could easily crack the glassbecause of the pressure points and stuff.
Hm.. I know ill get the sand before the rock anyway haha
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Old 08-15-2009, 01:54 AM   #238
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When you put the sand in the tank, cover the bottom completely. Then, where the live rock will be, lower the sand level to about 1/8 to a 1/4 of an inch. Over time, sand will beven out from animals and the flow moving it.
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update:

I got the actinics yesterday and WOW they make a difference! (got a good deal on them too! ) I'll post pics tonight of what the standard florescent looks like compared to daylight/actinic both on and individually. The tank has cleared up a bit.. I have no idea why it got cloudy, there's nothing in there to start a cycle lol. Unless it was one of my catfish... I still don't see how they are smart enough to open the cabinet doors, but they are!
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get some of those baby things that make it so that babies cant get into stuff. put em on the door handles and the catfish wont get in!
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