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Old 09-04-2012, 11:52 PM   #1
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Scored a 55g full reef set up

So once again, Craigslist comes through for me. I just picked up a 55g reef tank with everything. Sale included a 55g tank with built in overflow, wet/dry filter with uv sterilizer, protein skimmed, rio pump, ho lighting with moon lights, power heads, sand, live rock, 2 test kits (saltwater kit and reef kit), custom stand which make the tank with lights about 6' tall, water conditioner and 3 other bottles of additives. Price for it all $150!!! So excited to set up a coral tank.

Plans: mostly corals but need suggestions on what to add to it using those lights

Fish: probably green chromis, six line wrasse, pair of cardinals, watchman goby and possibly a flame angel. Lots of crabs and shrimp.
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Old 09-05-2012, 01:40 AM   #2
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That is a good buy congrats
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:11 AM   #3
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Tank and light set up
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Sheesh, nice find! Congrats!
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:35 AM   #5
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Now what should I do? Should I take the sand out, put it in buckets and scrub the tank? Should I leave everything alone and just fill it with RO water?
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Very nice, I want to see it set up!
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:47 AM   #7
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Me too lol gotta get it all cleaned up and cycled
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Well, the sand has been out of water so I would assume that all of the BB is dead. I would scrub the sand and the tank before getting started to make sure there isn't a large amount of garbage caught up in the sand you don't know about.

A real nice find man. The t5ho would have cost more than that alone.
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Well, the sand has been out of water so I would assume that all of the BB is dead. I would scrub the sand and the tank before getting started to make sure there isn't a large amount of garbage caught up in the sand you don't know about.

A real nice find man. The t5ho would have cost more than that alone.
My thoughts exactly. Yeah the girl said she was losing a lot on this tank but had to get rid of it.
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The sand was in water the entire time except that little bit from last night. Here's a pic of how much water is left and the sand is still saturated.
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