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Old 02-24-2013, 01:03 AM   #11
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Those do look nice. I am looking at the DIY, it will keep costs down and I like the DIY thing.

Have you decided how you are going to transfer your livestock over to the new tank? I am wondering if I am going to cycle my new tank first.
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I am just gonna transfer it. The live rock is already established to handle the bio load so it's not a concern. Oh I am transferring the rock too lol. I have started to fill the tank but my rodi reservoir ran dry on me so I have to wait for more water. I have my dry base rock and sand in also (rock first then sand so the rock is stable) kinda have an idea for my scape but it will probably change in time. Tomorrow is the day I plan to transfer if all goes well, if not it won't be for two week as it sounds I'm headed away for work for that long.
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Oh and pics of the new additions. The clove polyps haven't opened yet so they are not included. Notice the red hair algae- grrrrrrrrrrrrr. I'm hoping a refugium will help that combined with the sea hare I got a few weeks ago. The guy is ugly as sin but seems to be helping mow it down fast. I named it shrek. I'm also planning to do an algae turf scrubber.
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I was hoping that was how it would work. I guess as long as I don't add a bunch to the bio load until the new rock has established it will not change anything.

I am also turning my current tank into my sump so I will definitely be looking for any tips you may think of along the way.
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Well once I start the sump ill keep ya informed. For now I threw my spare 29g underneath as a make shift sump for now.
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I was thinking a 5 gallon bucket would be my temporary sump.
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:33 AM   #17
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Was that a Springers Dottyback I saw??
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Nope, I assume your talking about the mccoskers wrasse.

Well I got the tank filled, temp sump running. All rock is moved over, may have to move some more to the sump but I can't finalize the scape till the water clears up. Have my remora aqua c hob skimmer running on the sump till I get a new skimmer. So far so good and it didnt take all day like I expected. Ill throw some pics up once the water clears and I rework the scape to something I'm happy with for now.
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Can't wait for the pictures. I'm glad all is going smoothly.
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Alright well here is what I have so far. The scape needs reworking and I am definitely moving some of the dry rock to the sump. The majority of my coral and my fish are in a bucket still till I finish my scape. You can see the sump here also, it's temporary and not overly noisy when I turn the skimmer off. That sucker is loud splashing back down, an in sump skimmer just became a priority!!!!!!!!
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