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Old 09-08-2009, 02:34 PM   #1
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Journey from FOWLR to Reef!! ^^

46gal FOWLR tank gonna change it to reef tank.

will add a little more sand for goby and pistol shrimp in the future.

Puffers will transfer to other tank since they r not reef safe.

sump will maintain the same with chaeto, mangroves, nassarius and nerite snails. probably gonna add 4 peppermint shrimps for cleaning glass anemone.
(gonna put some more life rocks into my sump)
still waiting my marco algae to fully kick in to lower my nitrate, they're working but nitrate still stay at 10ppm, should get lower in a couple days.

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since I add my sump and the marco algae, my coraline algae start growing on one of the pipe I add to my tank. (yeah fnally~haha)

right now I have 22lbs of LR + 10lb random rocks from petsmart.
Just ordered 32lbs of reef rocks online and hopefully they will arrive soon, so I can start on the rock work.

will update as soon as something new happened XD
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Looks pretty good. It will look terrific once the new LR comes in. Good luck.
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Reef rock different from LR?
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LR is just rock that has the nitrifying bacteria on it used for biological filtration. Reef rock is the same thing.
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Old 09-08-2009, 03:32 PM   #5
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Lookin foward to the updates, keep us posted. Just so you know you will be making a new mini cycle when you order the new live rock. There will be die off on that new rock you ordered since they are shipping it.
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oh the reef rock is not live, it just how the online store name them XD
but I will get couple new LR if I see some good one.
I will assume there is a mini cycle, so I won't put any fish in it until the paraM get better.
thanks for the comment guys ^^
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Ok, well then you got it handled it seems. What fish are you planning for the tank and where are the puffers going?
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Ok, well then you got it handled it seems. What fish are you planning for the tank and where are the puffers going?
planning on add in the future
fish:
clowns (maybe 3?)
pick spot goby
was thinking about longnose hawk, but read some article said they eat smaller livestock, so..no hawk ToT.

invert:
tiger pistol shrimp
peppermint shrimps 4 in DT 4 in sump
flame scallops (2)
couple more nassarius and nerite snails
feather duster (2~4)

corals:
green star polyps
yellow polyps
possiblely more if I can handle them. (probably wait till my tank become more mature.)

will that be too much OoO???? taking any suggestions on what livestock to keep as well.

the puffers will transfer to the other tank that I have, one of my friend will take care of the porcupine till I get a bigger tank next year. the rest will will be in 20gal/10gal till I get the tank.
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got 8 peppermint shrimps to clean my glass anemones, hopefully they will able to find them OoO.
2 E.crabs
all in my refugium for safety.

also got extra 20lbs of sand for my puffers and the 46gal tank.

gonna check out the pep shrimp tonight after lights out XP fun time
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