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Old 09-16-2007, 09:07 PM   #11
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the LR looks great! The corals on the other hand look like they are toast. Looks like you have lots of life left on the LR. Keep an eye on water parameters and be ready to do a water change if needed.
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I agree with the rest and you did an excellent job of aquascaping!
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Old 09-17-2007, 12:03 PM   #13
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Looks great. One thing to watch out for is the bubble algae (it's the green stuff on the rock on the far right of the first pick you posted). You can pull out the rock and remove the algae carefully, but if you'd like to leave it in there, emerald crabs will eliminate it effectively. Looks like a great start though.
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You do have an ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate test kit, right? If not, need one right away to see what's happening with those dead, dying corals.
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Old 09-17-2007, 12:32 PM   #15
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You do have an ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate test kit, right? If not, need one right away to see what's happening with those dead, dying corals.
I actually did a test yesterday, everything is doing well. I found a hitchhiker crab in one piece of rock - looks like a sally lightfoot I think. Black with white bands.
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Old 09-17-2007, 01:00 PM   #16
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http://www.marinedepotlive.com/sally...ts--crabs.html

Here's the Sally Lightfoot. Hopefully to confirm whatcha got. Very flat body.

Hopefully when you say "well", there are no (zero) ammonia or nitrite readings. What is the nitrate btw?
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Here's the Sally Lightfoot. Hopefully to confirm whatcha got. Very flat body.

Hopefully when you say "well", there are no (zero) ammonia or nitrite readings. What is the nitrate btw?
Nitrate was between 0 and 5, likely 1 or 2 ppm, the other to were 0.
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Old 09-21-2007, 09:45 AM   #18
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Some update pics

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Zoas


Inno said this was galaxae


The only coral I've put in the tank, I believe this is a zoa


Shrooms - the one in the bottom left has moved up to get more light
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Very nice pictures. All of those corals were already on the rock? Great deal.
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Very nice pictures. All of those corals were already on the rock? Great deal.
Right except for the one zoa I got from the guy who I bought my lights from. I'm impressed, they're doing well.
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