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Old 04-19-2012, 05:02 AM   #241
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great build carey im super jelly!!!!
the aquascape looks great and i can see it comming to life
i also agree on the mated pair for the shrimp
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Old 04-19-2012, 05:27 PM   #242
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I was very productive today, if i don't say so myself. lol

I had to run extension cords to the lights since they didn't reach to the interior of the cabinet. But got that all done, two strips mounted in the cabinet, got my light timers set up AND I got the ATO installed.

Just waiting on the skimmer and the vortech next week and that should be it until I add a biopellet reactor. On that front, I have zero room in the stand now so I will have to sit the reactor in the 5g ato reservoir. Not ideal but it will do.

I took some pictures of course of the finished product. I'm attaching the pictures with the white lights only and with BOTH whites and blues on. I'm starting to think I have too much blue with them both on. Not sure what to do to rectify that though, maybe add a white strip of leds to the fixture? Or is it just me and it's not too blue? LOL Let me know...

Here are the shots with the final rockwork. Moved a couple a bit but I think i am happy for now with it. May change again once I start adding corals though, but for now looks to be alot of nice spots for corals.

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Old 04-19-2012, 05:34 PM   #243
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If it were me, I would probably keep the lights the way they are.
Just wondering, how come you want a mater pair of Fire Shrimp (as opposed to buying just two separately?). I had a Cleaner for a few months and then added another a few months later.

Can't wait to see the corals in fish in this awesome tank!
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Old 04-19-2012, 05:35 PM   #244
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Definitely not too blue from what I can see. Love the scape!
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Old 04-19-2012, 05:37 PM   #245
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Loving it!! Are you putting in PH's too? I only see the return from the sump. The rock scape is too cool!
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Old 04-19-2012, 05:41 PM   #246
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Love the rock scape. I honestly love blue light but I think its a tad bit too blue. Aquatraders sells a reef capable led strips that are waterproof fairly cheap so maybe down the road that could be an option for you? JMO, do whatever pleases your eye and im sure it'll be awesome
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Old 04-19-2012, 05:45 PM   #247
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Thanks for the input guys! I was thinking one of those led strips from current or ecoexotic, nothing too fancy. lol I like the blue too, just seems sooo different with the blues off, and i can see more of the purple coralline. hehe

I was under the impression that the fire shrimp had to be a mated pair to co exist, cou;d be wrong on that though I guess.
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Oh, almost forgot, I am getting a single vortech for the tank for the powerhead, just have to wait til payday on wednesday.
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Thanks for the input guys! I was thinking one of those led strips from current or ecoexotic, nothing too fancy. lol I like the blue too, just seems sooo different with the blues off, and i can see more of the purple coralline. hehe

I was under the impression that the fire shrimp had to be a mated pair to co exist, cou;d be wrong on that though I guess.
This is the one I meant. http://www.aquatraders.com/LED-Submersible-p/56221.htm I don't have experience with it though.
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Bit the bullet and added the livestock from the biocube in today. There is now the following in this tank:
2 b&w clowns
1 citron goby
scooter
mandarin
yellow watchman goby
firefish
1 cleaner shrimp
1 peppermint shrimp

Got lucky with the firefish, he is in a rock like 24/7 but when we moved the rock out of the water he kinda just hung out on the bottom and a few shakes and he was in the tank.

Looks like they are all doing ok, the firefish was out more than in the biocube and the clowns are off exploring. The only ones I'm worried about are the watchman and the mandarin. I don't think they took too well to the move...hopefully they will be fine in the morning.

Also put in a handful of corals too, bunch of ricordia mushrooms, favia, brain, purple stylophora, my tiny blasto frag and some acans. I have everything on the sand bed for now but the stylo, figure I'll break them into the leds' slowly.
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