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Old 05-07-2005, 10:53 PM   #1
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tank re-do plans

I am not very happy at all with the current state of my tank. Here is what I plan to do, and would like to know your advice/tips:

-buy 30 lbs at once of tonga live rock

-take out all of my current rock in the tank (I have about 15lbs of live rock with a bunch of base rock) scrub the live rock to get rid of the cynobacteria then place all the live rock back in the tank. let this sit for about a month with out adding any more live stock. I would like to buy more live rock at once but $$$ restricts. I will most likely add an additional 20 lbs slowly to come out around 50-60 lbs in the display.

-make a 3-4" DSB in my refugium (I currently only have about 2")

-add more live rock to my refug

-after I add the 30 lbs of LR let it sit for about a week, then remove the remainder of my bioballs....will this be ok to do?

-build a custom low profile canopy with 2 fans, 1 blowing, and 1 sucking. This will house 2 65w actinic power compacts, and 2 65w 10k power compacts for a total of 260 watts which comes to 5.2 watts per gallon

-get a magnum micron filter to run for about an hour or so a week to keep the water super clear.

Any other ideas, or tips would be great!!!!!!
-50gal tank
-20gal tall sump / refugium.
-About 15-20 lbs of live rock
-60 lbs (3") of sand.
-2x65w power compact lights
-2x18w power compact in the refug.
-bak pak 2R
-3 LARGE feather dusters all differebt colors
-orange spotted goby
-fire fish
-12 or so hermits
-50-60 nassairus snails
-about 12 turno snails
-emrald crab
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