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Old 05-16-2010, 03:08 AM   #91
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Old 05-16-2010, 04:53 AM   #92
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You know Mitch, setting up is the fun part of doing Saltwater. The end result is shear beauty, but setting up is fun.
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i dunno about the setting up being the funniest part. i like adding fish and watching how they act and there personalitys. but to me the most fun part is watching the tank grow. when i had my planted tank i really liked watchign it grow from small plants to semi jungle. thou things do grow much faster in fresh water.i just really enjoy watching tanks evolve.
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I can see setting up being the most fun part of any tank, be it FW or SW, because as Harmy said you are watching it grow. I know that I loved watching my oscars go from barely beg enough to get a feeder minnow in their mouths to the size of my hand. Once they got that big I decided I needed a bigger tank so that I could watch them get bigger lol. I know that I liked to rearrange my freshwater tank every time I cleaned it because I thought it got better every time I did. I would imagine that is is difficult to rearrange your SW tank...but that has a large part to do with my lack of knowledge on SW.
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I agree setting up is fun. I had a ball re-aquascaping and putting my new lights on. Plus I'm still setting up with new corals always welcome! I loved watching my fishes personalities develope as well.
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Old 05-16-2010, 09:13 PM   #96
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on a side note. i guess you can say my cycle is started. i have the 10g going with power head, shrimp, and 6 40g filters. no rocks but plenty of space to host the bactira which will be used seed the 75g. im guess this should take about 6 weeks since i have no bactira in there now.

ok now time for your thoughts.

i think i really like the clean back glass look. should i leave space for me to get behind the tank so ill be able to clean off the back glass?
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If you want the back clean and you don't have a cleaner on a pole you would need access to the back of the tank.
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and in diy rock news. just did a ph test with the water running and had a ph of 7.8. my previous low with water runnign was 8.2 so its getting close i think. im still over 8.8 after 24 hours of water off but the water is starting to become alot more clear when the water is off. less grime/scum collecting on the surface. making progress.
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Right on... I just made my biggest rock yet... it's 19"x30"x12"high when I take that one out I will be posting all my rocks on my thread... that will be Wednesday. Harmy your build is like 2 months ahead of mine and it's looking awesome.
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Awesome Harmy. On a side note for something different you can get a quick growing coral like Zoanthids or Green Star Polyps to cover your back wall.
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