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Old 11-27-2012, 09:26 AM   #1
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Hi all, am curious to know what people think of how my tank looks. It's an Aquareef 195 made by Aqua One and is 200 litres (about 55g) with sump, 4 x T5 lighting and protein skimmer. Just cycling my tank at the moment and there is 30kg (about 66lb) of live rock in there.
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:58 AM   #2
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I think it looks nice. And I like that you have different colors and types of rock. And you made sure to make some hiding places for the fish. All in all, you did well!
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:15 AM   #3
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Thanks very much, I like it too yes, all the different colours and shapes of rock makes it look interesting!
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Looks good . Are those SPS corals or decorations?...Just surprised you would have actual hard corals while it's cycling.
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Thanks. No I don't have any corals at all, it's just all pure live rock only. I would not introduce corals until probably a few months later. Want to make sure I have success with the fish first I really like your tank and your fish. What is the name of that orange one with blue streaks? It's a beauty!
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Indeed that is some nice looking rock. I like how you got it fairly tightly packed in front as well. I arranged mine like that and it was quite a challenge to figure out how to get everything to fit together.
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Thanks. No I don't have any corals at all, it's just all pure live rock only. I would not introduce corals until probably a few months later. Want to make sure I have success with the fish first I really like your tank and your fish. What is the name of that orange one with blue streaks? It's a beauty!
Oh well the rock looks great. Thanks . It's a McCosker's Wrasse. He was doing fine for 2 weeks then I added a cleaner wrasse and a little while later he disappeared. It was strange b/c for days he would swim with the cleaner wrasse. I'll probably get another one in the future as they add a lot of color!
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Looks great!!!!
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Indeed that is some nice looking rock. I like how you got it fairly tightly packed in front as well. I arranged mine like that and it was quite a challenge to figure out how to get everything to fit together.
Thanks! Yeah it's kinda like putting a jigsaw puzzle together but much more harder and physical when you're climbing up and down a step ladder several times holding heavy rocks with one hand and delicately stacking them as tall as possible without causing a mini avalanche! Lol but it's all worth it when it all comes together and you take a step back to look at the finished product!
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Thanks Bonie, your little nano cube looks great as well. Sounds like you have enough tanks for the whole family from reading your profile
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