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Old 07-20-2012, 06:59 PM   #71
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Finally decided to set up my salt water tank. Decided to trade my gar for some live rock lol.

So time for the deal for the year lol

35lbs base rock
25lb live sand
5lb live rock
Eheim powerball
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Half of a 5g bucket of salt mix

$60

I'm going with fowlr for now but maybe some beginner coral eventually. One of my live rock pieces had a piece attached but unsure what it is.

What do you guys think of my aquascape?

For pw's I got a korolia 240 and the eheim power ball.

Light is a 24" 50/50.

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Thats xenia and its very hardy ive seen xenia that stressed before and come back just fine be careful with that stuff it grows fast and will quickly take over i grow mine on the glass so i can harvest it
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Old 07-20-2012, 07:00 PM   #72
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I did a similar thing when I started in the hobby with my 36. That was a ton of water, had my little G5 packed!
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Old 07-20-2012, 07:07 PM   #73
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Thats xenia and its very hardy ive seen xenia that stressed before and come back just fine be careful with that stuff it grows fast and will quickly take over i grow mine on the glass so i can harvest it
Eh I dunno it looks pretty dead lol

I only have a 17w bulb on my tank. I'm not gonna have hopeful thinking lol
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Old 07-20-2012, 09:10 PM   #74
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The addiction continues. This is now my third tank lol. Picked up this 20g tall for $10. Gonna use it for qt
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Old 07-20-2012, 09:11 PM   #75
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Old 07-21-2012, 10:05 PM   #76
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Day 9 results

Ph: 8.0
Ammonia: .5ppm (2 days ago it spiked to 4ppm
Nitrite: 5.0 ppm
Nitrate: 10 ppm

Salinity 1.022

Seems like i'm pretty close to the cycle being complete
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Old 07-21-2012, 10:25 PM   #77
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Qt tank next to my dt I was surprised they fit

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I just found this on my lr. I'm assuming its apastasia or how ever u spell it lol. Hope I don't find any others lol

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Suggestions on the apistasia? I think I might try the lemon method.

On a side note ammonia tested at .25 today. Think i'm going to do a 10g water change and check in the morning
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Old 07-23-2012, 12:42 PM   #80
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Did a 10g water change last night. Todays readings are

Salinity: 1.023
Nitrite: 0.25
Ammonia: 0
Ph: 7.8 seems low but I read that it raises when lights are on?
Nitrate: 10

I'm going to new lfs may pick up some cuc. Think i'm going to wait a little before getting my first fish. Got the qt up and running though
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