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Old 08-17-2012, 01:48 PM   #101
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Haha nice man! Those brute trashcans are pretty beast.....

Spend alot of time on your scape and make it perfect! I know you love to change your freshwater scape all the time, but its much more difficult and dangerous to change a saltwater scape!
That's why I won't have any stock of anything in there for quite a while! I don't trust myself to leave it alone and be happy with it until it's perfect. I know that I'll be more of a perfectionist with this tank than my FW.

I'll need lots of scape advice from you all while I get it perfect
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Old 08-17-2012, 01:52 PM   #102
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I like your little mountain of rock!
Lol thanks! I love how many nooks,crannies, and little tunnels there are.
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Old 08-17-2012, 01:53 PM   #103
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Hahaha well everyone has their own preferances... If you want a ton of corals then you will probably need to stack some rocks :/ it will look bad to start with but once you get more coral and they grow out it will look nice.

Or you could do like i did, and try to make a differant scape thats kinda unique, but you wont have a ton of coral placements.... Your call!
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:13 PM   #104
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Hahaha well everyone has their own preferances... If you want a ton of corals then you will probably need to stack some rocks :/ it will look bad to start with but once you get more coral and they grow out it will look nice.

Or you could do like i did, and try to make a differant scape thats kinda unique, but you wont have a ton of coral placements.... Your call!
I do want a fair number of corals so I'm stacking and building on from what I already have. I think that doing it this way will help me create a good scape for both the corals and fish.

I'm going unique with lots of coral spaces! Lol
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:43 PM   #105
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Tested my water today for the basic cycle stuff. what do you all think?

PH: 8.2
Ammo: 1.0
Nitrites: 0
Nitrates: 5.0
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Old 08-20-2012, 09:55 PM   #106
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well i got a significant amount of rock today. I've arranged it how i like it for now but i'm still going to be getting another 30-40lbs so once i get everything i will do an actual scape that i like. In the mean time, here it is.

Water param results:
PH: 8.2
Ammonia: 1.5 ppm
Nitrites: .5 ppm
Nitrates: 5.0 ppm
Calcium: 460 ppm
KH: 12 dKH
Phosphates: .25
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hooked up the PhosBan reactor tonight. I'm using the NPX Bioplastics pellets so here's hoping it helps with the phosphates i have.
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Old 08-22-2012, 03:07 AM   #108
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well i got a significant amount of rock today. I've arranged it how i like it for now but i'm still going to be getting another 30-40lbs so once i get everything i will do an actual scape that i like. In the mean time, here it is.

Water param results:
PH: 8.2
Ammonia: 1.5 ppm
Nitrites: .5 ppm
Nitrates: 5.0 ppm
Calcium: 460 ppm
KH: 12 dKH
Phosphates: .25
I am loving the rockscape so far!
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I am loving the rockscape so far!
lol Yay the thread isn't dead!

Thanks I will still be putting another 30-40 lbs of rock and another 20lbs of sand in there so it should fill out nicely. These rocks all fit together really well for little caves, tunnels, and such.
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Nope, threads not dead!! I'm following too!!
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