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Old 11-23-2010, 06:57 PM   #1
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Brand New 55 gal FOWLR

So i started a sw tank. Always had freshwater since i was 7 so let me know what you think
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Old 11-23-2010, 07:04 PM   #2
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starting uo tank

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Old 11-23-2010, 07:06 PM   #3
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actually then the stand i bough needed to be modded for refugium and also was to low to the ground so i built a platform but eventually the platform started to crack due to the weigh of the water and two tanks.
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Old 11-23-2010, 07:09 PM   #4
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starting to fill the tank
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Old 11-23-2010, 07:17 PM   #6
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cycled with just water and live sand for two weeks by itself then added rocks 30 lbs just to start doesnt look like much hahaneed another 30 to look decent cycled with two raw shrimpfor about 3 weeks with the rocks ammonia only went to to 1.0 and nitrites rto 1.0 but then dropped i believed cause i used cured lr from lfs nitrates less than 20 so im pretty happy for a start
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the raw shrimp had a weird web like thing around them after 2 weeks in the tank i smash them with a net and something flew out of the shrimp and back into the lr havent seen it since lol. added two fire fish as well as my hitchhiker 6 legged start fish but they died all my test results were doing great so i dont know what happened until i tested my salinity its was 1.032 i didnt know (first newbie mistake) was i was topping off with saltwater instead of freshwater did a 50 percent pwc and now all good
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got rid of aiptasia with lemon juice
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Old 11-23-2010, 09:56 PM   #9
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Great job. It's good that the base cracked because it threw the look off. I thought you built that base to house your sump in. What are your stocking plans?
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nice tank but i think u need to add another LR before u put any LS...
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