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Old 07-14-2012, 03:02 AM   #1
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My first 30g sw tank!

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
Hydrometer
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.

Any suggestions welcome!

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100g Slightly planted, 6 Platinum tiger barbs, 3 Marble angles, 5 Tourquoise Rainbows, 5 Bosemani Rainbows, 10 harlequin rasboras, 1 Botia loaches, 2 gbrs 2 mystery snails
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Old 07-14-2012, 03:11 AM   #2
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Looks good so far but I hope you didn't leave that LR sit out for long cause BB dies very quickly when exposed to air
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Old 07-14-2012, 03:16 AM   #3
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It wasn't to long. The lfs put it in some water and when I got home I kept a wet news paper on it while I set up the tank.

Anyone know what kind of coral that is?
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It's hard to tell in that picture but looks like clove polyps..they don't look very healthy though :/
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Old 07-14-2012, 03:21 AM   #5
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It wasn't to long. The lfs put it in some water and when I got home I kept a wet news paper on it while I set up the tank.

Anyone know what kind of coral that is?
Looks like xenia but kinda hard to tell from the pic. Looks good, hope you bought some test kits too lol. Good luck
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Old 07-14-2012, 03:41 AM   #6
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I have the master fw.kit which I heard would be ok for fowlr. I didn't see the coral when I placed the rock it was facing the back of the tank but I turned it around. I.doubt it'll survive with such low light
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Old 07-14-2012, 03:42 AM   #7
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Anyone know anything about that power ball? Should I think about getting a bigger Ph?
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Old 07-14-2012, 03:27 PM   #8
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Anyone have cheap lighting suggestions?
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4 bulb t5 from fishneedit.com. Worked well
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Old 07-14-2012, 05:46 PM   #10
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I think I may go with the Odyssey 4 bulb fixture
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