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Old 01-31-2012, 05:19 PM   #11
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Great to know Erik! Thanks.. I'll see how it goes and I'm sure it will disappear, I'm just being a wee bit overly worried about everything probably as this is my first go at an SW setup...
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Old 01-31-2012, 08:53 PM   #12
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Just found two Christmas tree worm type things... I'll pit a pic of them up here on e I get a good shot.. There's one green and one red...

This really is as exciting and interesting as I thought!
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:10 PM   #13
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Yeah. As worried at first as well. Just got my first build over with and it was quite fun. Ready for number two.
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:17 PM   #14
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Great to know Erik! Thanks.. I'll see how it goes and I'm sure it will disappear, I'm just being a wee bit overly worried about everything probably as this is my first go at an SW setup...
Agreed. I was so freaked out when I first started. Like everything is so much more fragile in saltwater.
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:24 PM   #15
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Yes I took many more precautionary steps in setting up my tank compared to my freshwater tanks.
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Old 02-01-2012, 09:48 PM   #16
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That's exactly how I feel rebelyeller89... I'm sure I'll get used to things though..

Not much news today, apart from realizing that my ph is low because of the cycle probably.. Apparently the cycle process lowers ph, so I read... Is that right? It's at 7.8 now and has been that way for two days now.. At first it was 8.4, and the saltwater I still have from first filling the tank is at 8.4 as well..

Oh here's the pics of the feather duster/Christmas tree worms(?)



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It's probably hard to make them out, but they're there!
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Old 02-14-2012, 02:53 PM   #17
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Hello again... Here's a bit of an update on how things are progressing!

So... I think everything is in good order, the cycle is going well, and I found plenty of critters that came with the live rock.

There are red, green, pink Christmas tree worms, all sorts of sand dwelling worms, couple of barnacle like creatures living inside the rocks (sometimes I see their "fans"? Going in and out of the rock quite fast), I saw a chiton the other night crawling across one of the rocks, pods, I have purple, orange, red and green coralline algae growing as well.

Now for the bad hitchhikers..
I saw a clear anemone looking creature last night, and when I turned on the light to have a clearer look it slowly retracted back inside a piece of rock so I'm thinking it's aiptasia. Would injecting it with boiling water work?

As for others... I have no idea what they are so if anyone would be able to identify them for me I'd be very grateful.

First off I have this yellowish patch growing on two rocks, and I've no idea what it could be... Maybe cyano?



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Then I have this purple algae(?) growing on a couple of rocks which I'm guessing could be turf algae, but again.. I'm not sure, so if someone would be able to help, I'd really appreciate that.



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Apart from all that there's nothing else new apart from that I'm planning on adding a sump in the very near future...

It'll be located in a separate cabinet/cupboard next to the tank itself, as the cabinet it sits on at the moment won't fit one. I'm planning a 2ft tank divided up to inlet/skimmer -> fuge/dsb -> return/heater/canister(1250lph) running carbon, phosguard and purigen.

I'm planning to install a 2000lph overflow box and I'll be using a 2600lph return pump matched to the flow of the overflow.

What do you think? Would this be good for a 200l/55 gal tank? Is the flow rate good at 2000lph? Or should it be more/less?

Thanks everybody, and have a lovely day/evening.
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Ps.:

Forgot about thus one...



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FTS of the now re-scaped tank... Any opinions? I think it looks better now...

Sorry about the darkness, I'm still taking photos on my iPhone, and that's the only way to take a decent enough shot because of the brightness of the lights...
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