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Old 02-08-2011, 09:50 AM   #51
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Viva Las Vegas! We have extremely hard water here. I've thought about a booster pump, but I'm going to wait until the temps warm up and see how that effects the output.
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Old 02-08-2011, 09:55 AM   #52
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a booster pump is going to save a lot of water. i don't think the pressure is going to change a whole lot when it warms up.
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Old 02-08-2011, 08:59 PM   #53
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I might look into getting a booster in a few months. I'm really trying to get that T5 fixture ASAP.
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Vegas. Yup.

If you are paying for your water the booster is going to be important. And keep an eye on the sediment filter. Replace that first one often. I think you are going to see a lot of red clay there.
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Old 02-19-2011, 08:31 AM   #56
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Definitely, Jason! (week late is better than never, haha).

Past:
Since the family reunion, I have only lost 1 hermit crab. Jack, the jawfish, has moved his den to the complete opposite side of the tank and loves it. He is not as colorful as I was wanted, but I'm hoping it's a lighting issue. I know it's not stress because he swims happily throughout the entire tank.

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The coralline algae is starting to spread and I can start to see bright red, purple, and green spots over all of the LR. As for my diatoms, I still have a good amount in the overflow, but I'm hoping that new light and more PWC will get rid of them shortly.

I have noticed a lot of Spirorbid worms popping up all over my glass and overflow (I've read it means my tank is healthy, yay!). I've seen about 2 small snails, but I'm not sure if they're offspring or hitchhikers.

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My taxes are done and my return couldn't come back soon enough. My first purchase is going to be a T5 fixture, and then I may get a PH for stronger flow in the tank.

Once I get that set up, I'm going to look at getting some zoas and maybe a long tentacle anemone; I would also love a skunk cleaner shrimp. Eventually I would like to get a small goby, but I'm waiting for my sand to get some food in it beforehand; he might come in a couple of months.


Looking at all the posts on this site everyday and getting daily updates on LiveAquaria, I'm only teasing the heck out of myself and I want to get everything at once! haha. However, I am in no hurry and will continue to take my time, I feel that I have saved a good amount of money already by just being diligent. Anyway, I'll try to get some pictures up soon so we can see if there's been any coralline growth.
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Old 02-19-2011, 09:30 PM   #57
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Here are a few pictures. As you can tell, not too much has changed; hopefully the new light will make more of the colors pop.

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looks good. still have the jawfish i see.
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looks good. still have the jawfish i see.
Pale as ever! haha. His color hasn't changed much since I first introduced him. Also, I've been keeping a tight lid to keep that sucker inside!
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I've been keeping a tight lid to keep that sucker inside!
and that's why you still have him!
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