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Old 02-24-2013, 08:33 PM   #21
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So here is my basic rockscape for now, all corals and fish are now in. So far I like it, I especially like the lower little shelf in the back middle where my candy cane is.
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Old 03-02-2013, 03:18 AM   #22
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Well for anyone following here is a pic as of now. This is how my rock scape turned out and I think it looks awesome. No offense but that's what matters being my tank and all lol. So far the new fish have acclimated well. The engineer is busy in the sand and the wrasse is swimming about looking awesome. My orange spot goby is happy churning the sand and my other fish are content to chill and wait for food. The seahare I got when I first picked up the new tank has done a huge number on the red hair algae which will hopefully be aided by the addition of some chaeto this weekend.
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Old 03-02-2013, 03:19 AM   #23
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Almost forgot the pics lol.
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Old 03-02-2013, 04:17 AM   #24
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Looks awesome!!!
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Old 03-31-2013, 01:21 PM   #25
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Well it's been a while since I've updated so here is the goings on. All fish and corals are looking good, even found my engineer goby after he went AWOL for 2 weeks. I am currently working on my sump. A standard 10g tank end fits perfectly inside a 55g so I don't need to get baffles cut. The sump will have a large refugium. I am also in the process of getting led lights. My man frank is hooking me up with some Pharos LEDs which look awesome so I'm pumped to get those installed. Ill throw some pics up later as I'm at the inlaws for Easter.
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:32 PM   #26
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Here's some pics I took, including one of my engineer goby.
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Old 04-06-2013, 11:11 PM   #27
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Well I've got my 55g converted into a sump. It turned out pretty sweet and I was even able to come up with an idea to mount my ATO floats in the return chamber. The diffuser in the skimmer chamber is there to cut down the water noise from the hang on skimmer. That will hopefully be replaced soon but I'm at odds of what skimmer I want there are so many options. I am also just waiting for PayPal to transfer my funds so I can order my new Pharos led lights. I am stoked to get those suckers hung!!!!!!!! I also threw in a FTS, I love the aquascape. I am likely going to be removing some coral to my father in laws tank once the new lights come in, he is going to be using my 6x54w t5ho fixture till he gets LEDs if he does. My torch coral just split which means its now at 6 heads (started at 3 heads) my candycane is over 20 heads (also started at 3 heads) a bunch of my other corals have grown loads also but I'm hoping my sps take off under the new lights.
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Old 04-07-2013, 02:38 AM   #28
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I also gave my powerheads a vinegar bath tonight and wow does that ever work!!!!! They look brand new.
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Well just got home from another week away at work and I lost alot of coral. All my sps are toast as is my green with purple tip frogspawn. I think my candycane may kick it to but it's still hanging on as is my torch. I suspect it was from the sand in the sump, it was the sand in my 55g. I rinsed it good but apparently not good enough- insert profanity here. It was a gamble and i crashed and burned hard on it, the drawbacks of only having two days to do things- causes you to break the cardinal reef rule and rush things. On a plus note that gives me to room and purpose to buy the orange torch coral I have coveted ever since I first saw one. Plus I can replace my sps with some nicer ones. Water change is brewing as we speak so hopefully that will help. All my fish and inverts seem fine. Thank god I only have one more week on the road.
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:52 PM   #30
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That's a bummer. Ive heard about the risks of reusing sand but never understood why. You're definitely right about rushing things- it never works out well.
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