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Old 04-22-2005, 05:34 PM   #1
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My new tank (w/pics)

Well here goes...After seeing many awesome tanks on this forum I'm ready to post mine. It's been cycling since 3/12 if I remember correctly (raw shrimp for a few weeks then 40# of lr.com rock was added). I think (and hope) I'm very close to the end of the cycle. One week ago I purchased 1 turbo and 4 baby hermits - all still happy and healthy as far as I can tell.
What do you think of my aquascaping? Be honest because I'm new at this and am looking for tips.
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75Gal
2 mj 1200's
Remora Pro w/mag3 skimmer
Rena Filstar XP3 canister (temporary hopefully)
1 300w heater
4" sand base
~70 base rock
40# lr

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Old 04-22-2005, 05:58 PM   #2
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lookin good!
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50 Gallon Oceanic: 2 maxijet 1200's, 2 150 watt visitherm heaters, BakPak II Skimmer with PS & BT, Coralife Lunar 2X65 watt Power Compacts

Filtration: 50lbs LR.com, 60lbs sand

Swimmers: 2 O. Clowns, Yellow Watchman, Firefish, Yellow Tang, Dottyback.

Clean-Up: Several snail & hermits, Skunk Cleaner, 2 Peps.

Corals: 2 zoo colonies, yellow polyps, star polyps
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Old 04-22-2005, 05:59 PM   #3
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NICE like the setup up of the rock and wow with some coral all over that rock it will look great. wish i had the money for the rock
just make sure its secure heard to many stories of crushed little guys because the rock fell. but it does look nice
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Old 04-23-2005, 12:17 PM   #4
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You're tank looks real nice, I like it! The good thing about the Rena Filstar XP3 is, if you ever need a UV sterilyzer, the Turbo Twist works great inline with the Rena XP3, it's whats pumping my Turbo Twist 3X.
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Old 04-23-2005, 04:25 PM   #5
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Thanks for the input!
I don't have a lfs that I trust half as much as the advise I get from AA. I'm 6 weeks into my cycle and still showing ammo and trite so I took some water to the lfs for them to test. Ammo at .2 and trite at .1 and the lfs guy says "Ahh thats good enough, you can go ahead and start putting fish in now"

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You know from the beginning I was not going to buy any (way too much $$$). Obviously I changed my mind and am so glad I did. There is so much life on that rock I can't believe it. Every few days or so I "discover" a new ocean creature in my tank starfish, urchin, crabs, worms, feather dusters, shrimp and all kinds of little bugs that I have no clue what they are - and thats just the animal life. I would do whatever it takes to save up to purchase some lr.com rock.

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I know it may not look like it but it is pretty stable. I've got a turbo snail thats been running around all over in there and hasn't knocked anything over yet.
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Old 04-23-2005, 04:53 PM   #6
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beutiful tank.....with some good carline it will look even better.......congrats
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Old 04-23-2005, 05:05 PM   #7
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Thanks Robert, any idea how long it will take the coraline to start growing? I think I have a spot or two on some of my base rock but not sure.
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Just for ideas, here is my 19 month old system...

http://reefcentral.com/gallery/data/500/37052side2.jpg
http://reefcentral.com/gallery/data/...52tank-med.jpg

The purple on the rocks is coralline, and it is only under 120 watts of NO PC. I just upgraded to 260 watts PC, though, so I look forward to even more growth.
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Old 04-25-2005, 10:46 PM   #9
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Hey Bennerkla, i dont know if its just me but i am getting the reefcentral logo when i click on your pick.

Havefun, are you doing a sump, if so any chance for pics, i am thinking of going towards reef in a couple of months and feel a sump will be real beneficial.
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Filtration: 50lbs LR.com, 60lbs sand

Swimmers: 2 O. Clowns, Yellow Watchman, Firefish, Yellow Tang, Dottyback.

Clean-Up: Several snail & hermits, Skunk Cleaner, 2 Peps.

Corals: 2 zoo colonies, yellow polyps, star polyps
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Old 04-25-2005, 10:59 PM   #10
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looks good have fun!!!!

Bad fish....go to aquacrylics.com when you shopping its where i got my sump equipment...ill try to find the one guy who showed me pics of his sump but the forum is off the first page now but ill keep looking then give you the name...he helped me a lot too...
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50 Gal. Oceanic Tank w/ Stand
2 MJ-1200
2 Visa-therm heaters
Argonite playsand(about 4-5" deep)
Wet/Dry filter with lr rubble
30lbs. of base rock from hirocks.com
70lbs lr from lr.com-30 keys 10 gulf
mag drive 7 pump
ro water - about 60 gal w/ sump
clean up crew....nearing the end of cycle
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