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Old 11-18-2008, 12:02 AM   #11
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ah i see... are those expensive?
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Old 11-18-2008, 03:48 AM   #12
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Marine Depot Aquarium Refractometer

$39.99 at MarineDepot, seems to be a good deal.
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Old 11-18-2008, 07:46 PM   #13
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i would advise against a flame angel, your tank is too small and they like to munch corals... mine didn't for 6mo then got hungry.
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Old 11-18-2008, 09:32 PM   #14
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Thanks for the advice, I had figured it'd be a bad idea, but they sure are gorgeous!

First parameters are in today, they are as follows:

Nitrites: 0.2ppm
Nitrates: 0 ppm
Ammonia: 0.8ppm
pH: 7.8
SG: 1.024
Temp: 79 F

Looks to be on its way
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nice im excited for you! keep this thread going and make sure to post pics as you go!!!!!!
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Old 11-20-2008, 09:48 PM   #16
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Shall do!

New readings today:

Nitrites: 2ppm
Nitrates: < 10ppm
Ammonia: 0ppm
pH: 7.8
SG: 1.024
Temp: 79F

As for pictures. not much of anything exciting, but here are a couple of pictures of the tank with the background and my awesome cable management to make cables nearly undetectable under the metal stand:





Will keep it updated as I go
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Old 11-21-2008, 07:53 PM   #17
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pretty sweet man. when did u start to cycle it again?
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pretty sweet man. when did u start to cycle it again?
Cycle was started on Monday, 11/17, so 4 days ago
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Old 11-25-2008, 06:15 PM   #19
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Update!

Nitrites: 0.2ppm
Nitrates: 10ppm
Ammonia: 0.0ppm
pH: 7.8
Temp: 79
SG: 1.024

My test kit only has colors for nitrites starting at 0.2, should I assume that when it doesn't color at all it is at 0ppm? I am using the Instant Ocean "OceanMaster" test kit

Thanks guys!
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Old 12-11-2008, 04:31 PM   #20
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Hey guys!

It's been a while now, but ever since I last posted my cycle has finished entirely, and the tank has been inhabited. Current inhabitants include a Coral Beauty Dwarf Angel, and a Tomato Clown. Also in there are small frags of green Zoas, GSP, bright green zoo polyps, and a green brain! As for the CUC, it currently has a small skunk scarlet shrimp, a blood shrimp, a few astreas (8), a couple of turbo snails, and some blue-legged hermits (7).

Parameters are doing fine so far and I am measuring/dosing calcium; Nitrates are at < 10ppm, Nitrites and Ammonia are both at 0, temperature is at a stable 79 F, and SG at 1.024.

Overall the inhabitants see, very happy, the flame angel and Clown are getting along terrifically an often hang out around each other.







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