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Old 11-28-2014, 01:15 PM   #11
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Nice job. I have an egg crate top to my 55 and do enjoy it.
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Old 11-28-2014, 01:16 PM   #12
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I'm happy how it turned out as this is my first time trying it. This is my first saltwater tank.
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Old 11-28-2014, 01:23 PM   #13
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Looks good. If you find that that light diffuser material prevents some light from reaching the ends of the tank, bulk reef supply sells mesh netting that you can attach to a simple frame and will deflect a lot less light. Plus, you can get it with smaller holes so that fish can't jump (I have seen fish actually aim for the holes to escape).
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Old 11-28-2014, 01:31 PM   #14
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Thanks Mr.X but with all my hang on back stuff i would have to leave a gap in the back in order to give the filter and stuff room to run which would later on give fish room to jump out.
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Old 11-29-2014, 07:18 PM   #15
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Had salt creep on the top from the bubbles from the hob filter so I put a pieceClick image for larger version

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Old 12-02-2014, 07:56 PM   #16
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Added ammonia to 2ppm today and added bio-spira
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Old 12-03-2014, 09:19 PM   #17
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My test kit get here tomorrow
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Had salt creep on the top from the bubbles from the hob filter so I put a pieceAttachment 256927 of acrylic down in front of the outtake to stop the bubbles and it work well. Almost all the bubbles are gone I'm very pleased.
I personally use panty hose to prevent salt creep, and it also ends up acting as a filter as well. Just an idea if it continues to be an issue.
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Old 12-08-2014, 05:54 PM   #19
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My 40 breeder tank build

I spiked my ammonia to 1.5 ppm around 8pm last night. Then around 4 pm today it was at 0 and I had .2 ppm nitrite. So am I almost ready for fish I guess that bio-spira helped
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Old 12-11-2014, 10:12 PM   #20
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My 40 breeder tank build

I got a Banggai Cardinal last night and it is doing great and is eating.Click image for larger version

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