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Old 09-19-2013, 01:10 AM   #121
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I smell upgrade. That was fast bro
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Old 09-19-2013, 02:06 AM   #122
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I smell upgrade. That was fast bro
lol well my girlfriend doesn't want me to set up the 75 i get from my dad, until we get our own place. which i completely understand because i have 8 tanks already and its not my house lol. but i'm still going to buy it, and keep it at my moms place. so in november i will have my own refracto and RODI station from my dad, and the 75 g, stand, dual t5hos that i plan on using for a fw planted, sump with all pumps and overflow boxes, and 80 lbs of rock. the refracto is a nice one that he paid 150 for and making my own water will definitely save me a lot of $$$$. I'm thinking of doing the 29 a mixed reef, with higher light corals in the middle and medium/lower light coral spreading from the outside. does this sound feasible? since the lights are suppose to cover 24" and a 29 is 30". i also don't want these two clowns to be in a 20 for very long, so i might as well put them in a 29 right? how does this stock sound? one black oc, one regular oc, one goby/pistol shrimp pair, 5 blue legged hermits, two halloween hermits, 5-10 snails(still undecided) and an assortment of coral.
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Old 09-19-2013, 03:53 AM   #123
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I also got led lights exactly like those except I got two for my 40 gallon.

Upgrading is all you are going to want to do....let's see I started out with a ten, then 20 then I thought a 29 sounded good and now I am spending the extra cash to upgrade to a 40b. The reason that I kept upgrading is because it really only does take one day even a few hours for a small tank to start going down hill. My ten gallon nano worked great for 6 months and then I upgraded that to a 20 and it lasted only 1 month after cycling. Which I didn't get. Just go for the upgrade and I would also recommend a skimmer because even if you do change your water weekly their is a slight bit of waste build up during the week. In my ten gallon I would do a 10% WC weekly and my Eshopps protein skimmer would still remove tea colored gunk.

Also any coral ideas yet... Softy, LPS or possibly some SPS? because I think the lighting could be strong enough to keep so,e types of SPS (maybe others could correct me). But for those corrals you would definitely need a quality protein skimmer.

Love the thread so far been following since the beginning just never thought of something to post.
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Old 09-19-2013, 05:00 AM   #124
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thanks nicco! yeah i started cycling a 5.5, going to do a pico reef, but i live in the basement at about 63-65 degrees and the water evap was ridiculous!! its still pretty bad now, at about 1/2-3/4 of a gallon per day in the 20 gallon. which only has 16 gallons, due to water displacement from rock and sand. i think i am going to switch everything to the 29 tomorrow it might be the next day though, because i will be switching the crushed coral/aragonite to a very fine sand. i think i am going to put a pvc tube in for the goby/pistol shrimp. I'm thinking of doing some sps on top, some lps in the middle and some zoas and palys middle to bottom.
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Old 09-19-2013, 04:21 PM   #125
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the clowns are hugging and won't stay away from each other!! i think they are already pairing!!!
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Old 09-19-2013, 08:39 PM   #126
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[QUOTE="aquandrew;2658626"] the clowns are hugging and won't stay away from each other!! i think they are already pairing!!! [/QUOTE

Ya they kick a**, that was the only reason I got into it, cute little clown fish. Before I knew it I hade 8!! Cut it down to 5
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How did what I said go into your thread? Weird
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Old 09-19-2013, 10:05 PM   #128
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lol that was pretty weird. i'm contemplating making my own HOB refugium, so i can make it 30 inches long. how many gallons should i make it, without putting too much stress on the sides?
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Old 09-20-2013, 01:01 PM   #129
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I have a CPR Aquafuge that was on my 30 gal tank. The 5 gal cap made me nervous hanging almost 50lbs on the back glass, so I supported it from below to the correct hieght. no weight on the glass meant I didn't sweat so much. That's what I'd recommend. I'm not so sure how much weight those tanks are "rated" to hold.
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the clowns are hugging and won't stay away from each other!! i think they are already pairing!!! [/QUOTE

Ya they kick a**, that was the only reason I got into it, cute little clown fish. Before I knew it I hade 8!! Cut it down to 5
I didn't know you could have more than one pair of clowns
in a tank w/o fighting
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