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Old 04-19-2012, 04:18 AM   #1
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Josh's 24g nano build

this will be a tad lengthy but thanks to those who stick thro it all and add all the comments concerns and corrective criticism you can plz!!!
thank you in advance to all that help...
well here it goes...
got the tank from a previous owner off of craigslist for stand and tank for 165.
here it is... 1st pic is it dirty second is it clean



at my local LFS i purchased 12lbs of live rock and 30lbs of sand. yes i know its not the 1.5-2lbs of LR to gal ratio but i plan on having corals come with rocks in the future and a big fan of negative space. so here it is with roch sand and water


I monitored the tank like a hawk at first as any noobie would and it payed of for me getting the fully cured LR. I tested and tested and went thro my spikes in my cycle and finally finished it in a lucky 2 1/2 weeks and yes i did waterchanges and made sure my numbers stayed the same. So i decided to start slowly and go with my CUC
2 snails (king of the hill)

and 3 of these awsome lil guys
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Old 04-19-2012, 04:40 AM   #2
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let these guys go for 2 weeks maintaining great numbers and super clear water and decided to make that big step and get my first fish... thought about 2 clowns but i asked 1st and decided on the safe rout of small bio load at first with one firefish still without a name either station or captain.. anyone??? help me decide please and without furthere interuptions here he is

oh and cant forget about those zoas i got at the same time

and 2 more weeks go by and bam diatom outbreak and my crabs have been feasting all in the mean time my firefish has been eating pellets woohoo. today however getting more water for a waterchange turned into a spending spree for me but for others just another day at the LFS haha purchasing 2 hammer corals
this guy opened up nicely and seems to really like its spot

but this guy played it stuborn so i moved him slightly and he started to open up but this is all it got to before i went back to school and was much happier when i got home with a dead phone and no new pics of it but here he is


and for those who stuck thro all of that thank you and i will keep you all updated in the near future as i add more and more and thanks again also for the comments concerns and corrective criticism
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Old 04-19-2012, 05:22 PM   #3
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update time
corals have opened up nicely and plump lookin

fish is doin great roaming all over

sorry no pics today to busy in a wedding this weeking woot woot not mine tho
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Old 04-19-2012, 05:29 PM   #4
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Love the firefish! Mine is a bit secretive but still a cool guy. lol

The hammer looks good too, I'd give the second one some time and see if it opens some more and fills out.
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Thanks and both corals are very open like last bight a dry sponge now a wet one big difference
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Old 04-20-2012, 06:53 PM   #6
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Corals are starting to get brighter fish is great but looks to lonely.
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Old 04-21-2012, 02:59 PM   #7
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Not looking too bad mate!!! It's really coming along well??? Are you fully testing your water as I'd love to see what your results are in comparison to mine????? Keep up the great work
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I havent had time lately but have a crazy diatom bloom going on so thats a good sign and keeping my crabs happy
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Old 04-24-2012, 11:09 PM   #9
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Got my red banded coral shrimp today woohoo aclimating him today but taking my time heard they are fragile
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Old 04-24-2012, 11:49 PM   #10
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Lil guy is in and found the cave!
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