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Old 09-23-2008, 10:22 AM   #1
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Jeremy's 150 Reef

Well here it is in the 1st stages. It is a 150GL, 72 x 18 x 28, with standard hood and stand.

Filter: FX5
Substrate: Live Sand: Oolite 160lbs
Lighting: Standard bulbs with generic hoods 4 x 36" bulbs

I will be changing out my lighting soon and will post pics of that. All that I have at this point is the start of what will hopefully be a great REEF Tank. My Chromis seem to love all the room...lol

Feel free to comment at any time with good or bad comments. I will try to keep the thread on going for as long as there is interest.

Thanks and I hope everyone enjoys,

Jeremy
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Old 09-23-2008, 10:46 AM   #2
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Looking good so far. I have the same "Live, Laugh, Love" hanging in my kitchen. What are your plans for live rock and future livestock?
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Old 09-23-2008, 10:54 AM   #3
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LOL,,,,,small world.

I am going to order some dry base rock from Marco Rocks for my aquascaping then place live rock around it. I am leaning toward Fijji right now. Livestock will be reef safe fish,inverts,sea apple,soft corals,and SPS. It will be a work in progress for awhile.

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When you add your live rock be very careful about watching your levels. The die off from the rock can cause small little mini cycles and the ammonia will stress out any thing live in the tank.
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Also, don't forget when placing the rock take into account water displacement. Marco rocks come with a lot of dead critters in them so that could also cause a re-cycle.
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Old 09-23-2008, 03:30 PM   #6
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I'm not sure, but looking at the top right pic... What are those two shiny lines going diagonal from the top? It almost looks like your backdrop has some waves in it. (yes, the "King of Creep" is about to preach this again) :p

If those are waves in your backdrop, you might want to consider fixing or replacing. Salt creep will most certainly get into your backdrop and make it look pretty nasty. Personally, I prefer the paint method. See my post here..

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I think it might just be the lighting....?
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I think it might just be the lighting....?
I thought that was possible and should have added it in my post. We'll find out soon enough.
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**cough**...eagles..**cough cough** fans are **cough** always right.
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