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Old 10-07-2011, 03:29 PM   #21
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Yeah i did a 50% PWC. Ammonia was at 2ppm. Put in a couple capfulls. Will wait an hour and see how it goes.
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Old 10-08-2011, 05:18 PM   #22
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So after getting to about 3-4ppm ammonia yesterday, i tested today and levels are down to .5ppm. trites are at 1ppm, trates @ 10ppm. Will wait another few days to get ammonia down and then dose back up to 4ppm.

On a side note, is it common to have the water in the tank be yellow/greenish while you're cycling/curing rock?
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Old 12-20-2011, 10:47 AM   #23
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curing rock, yes

(I know it's a bit late for a response... just thought I'd chime in )
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Old 01-13-2012, 03:38 AM   #24
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Haven't updated in ages....been too busy I guess.

Finished building my canopy and ended up getting an 8 bulb t5 fixture. I ended up going with a 48" fixture instead of a proper 60" for my tank. I didn't like the 60" bulb selection at all. That and the 48" fixture was nearly half that of the 60".

My sump tank ended up cracking x-mas day. Found out I made the baffles just a tad bit wider than the tank. It was such a snug fit i probably could have done without silicone. After I noticed a small crack on xmas i bought a new 40G breeder and sanded down the baffles so no pressure was on the glass.

I've been adding corals slowly but surely since getting the lights set up. I'll need to start dosing soon. Debating on Kalk or maybe a 2part. Not sure which route i want to go.


Enough rambling...here's a couple updated pics so far:

FTS:


Another shot:


So far, I've got the following in my tank:
Yellow Tang
Yellow Eyed Kole Tang
Flame Angel
3 Blue Green Chromis
Purple Dottyback
Starry Blenny
Paired Pink Spotted Watchman Goby & Pistol Shrimp
Blue Dot Goby
Chalk Basslet
Blue Crocea Clam
Assorted shrimps/CUC
Corals

To round out the tank/ future fish:
2 Designer Clowns (Next Week)
Fathead Sunburst Anthias
Purple Tang (If bioload permits)
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:25 PM   #25
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really like your aquascaping wish mine turned out like that

really nice looking tank!!!!
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:57 PM   #26
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Thanks! A drill bit, hammer, and a saw can do wonders! Don't be afraid to have at it. I'm liking the middle of the tank. The sides are still a work in progress.
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Old 01-17-2012, 04:05 PM   #27
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Added a couple frags:

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Old 01-17-2012, 05:01 PM   #28
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Looks good Rick. It doesn't look super noticeable with the shorter fixture either. Lots or room for corals!
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Old 01-17-2012, 05:31 PM   #29
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Thanks Doug. I would have liked to get the 5' fixture...but it just wasn't in the cards.

Want to do an acro next. Hopefully i can get somethign in blue.
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Old 01-17-2012, 05:37 PM   #30
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What about a 6' fixture? 2 rows of 39 watters, or even 2 three foot fixtures.
Millepora is my favorite sps I think. Nice and furry.
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