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Old 12-30-2011, 09:57 PM   #91
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I wouldn't put anything in the fluval. The rock is your filtration. The fluval will work great if you ever need to run carbon though. With floss and bio rings in there you could have a nitrate factory on your hands.
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Old 12-31-2011, 08:16 PM   #92
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Just got 15lbs of live rock from my LFS. It's in the tank with my first 20 gallons of SW. Making the rest of the water now. We are on our way. Should I run the lights during the cycle? And the power heads?
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Powerheads yes. Lights no... at least not reguarly. I couldn't help but turn mine on some though. Any cool critters appear yet? Any pics?
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Old 12-31-2011, 08:21 PM   #94
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Here is one so far. Don't see any critters in the 5 minutes that it has been in there.....lol.

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Lookin good. Within an hour of putting some LR in to seed mine, I had discovered several critters... a brittle star, some asterina stars, and several feather dusters that I didn't realize were there. Lots of cool stuff.
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Old 12-31-2011, 08:36 PM   #96
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I hope I get some. I can see several spots of some pinkish coraline on the rocks though. I mostly just want to get the thing cycled so I can get some fish in there. I am so excited now, like a little kid. I don't know why I waited so long to start a sw tank.
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I have said the same thing a hundred times in the last month. It's so much fun, but it's almost overwhelming with all of the things that are so much different than FW. Luckily, we have plenty of people here that are more than willing to chime in when we need help Have fun cycling... it's absolutely the most ridiculously boring, tormenting time you'll go through.
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Old 01-01-2012, 01:18 AM   #98
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Got the rest of the saltwater in and the power heads going. Lots a flow from the 2 koralia 550's. This is with the blues on.



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Got the rest of the saltwater in and the power heads going. Lots a flow from the 2 koralia 550's. This is with the blues on.
It looks SUPER!!!! I really regret buying my 2 bulb fixture when a 4 bulb was $10 more!! GRR
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That is really looking good. I wished I could get my rock work to look that good.
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