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Old 07-14-2011, 10:03 PM   #1
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Tyler's First Saltwater Tank Build

Well humma-humma suggested that I make a building thread, i thought that was a good idea so here it goes lol

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30 gallon long

Filter:
Emperior Penguin biowheel

Heater:
Finnex Titanium Digital heater 150 watt

Powerheads:
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1 Maxi jet 400

Lighting:
Nova extreme 36" 2 bulb light fixture

Water:
RO/IO water
Red Sea Reef Salt Mix

Substrate:
Aragonite

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So right now im to the point of cycling my tank with live rock im about 2 weeks into it and all is going well. Something funny is happening though.. There are little fibers devloping on my tank glass.. I have no idea what it is. Also there are little dark green spots growing on the bottom of my tank? Any input would be great
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Old 07-14-2011, 10:10 PM   #2
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Haha glad to see you are starting a build thread..just wait, after a few weeks it'll be fun to go back and read everything I believe the fibers are a hair-like algae but I'd need confirmation on that, the greenspots are also algae too. Think you could get us some parameters?
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Haha glad to see you are starting a build thread..just wait, after a few weeks it'll be fun to go back and read everything I believe the fibers are a hair-like algae but I'd need confirmation on that, the greenspots are also algae too. Think you could get us some parameters?
as of 2nyt my water levels are
Salinity: 1.023
Temp: 74.5
PH: 8.4
Ammonia: 0.25
Nitrite: 0.25
Nitrate: 10
Alkalinity: 3.5
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I can't remember, are you doing a fishless cycle? And your cycle is def underway, you have both trite and trate conversion, just need to strengthen your bb and finish out the cycle
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I can't remember, are you doing a fishless cycle? And your cycle is def underway, you have both trite and trate conversion, just need to strengthen your bb and finish out the cycle
yeah its fishless, im using live rock, whats bb stand for?
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BB= Bacti base good stuff You may want to keep a Journal it helps to id any probs that popup as you can go back and see when you added that fish/coral how long you QT'ed it what you paid for it or when you did you last PWC I have some that go back 30+ yrs Welcome aboard
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thanks guys, ive been looking around and ive heard tht algae forming is natural when in the cycling process with live rock. By the way heres some pictures of my tank and the live rock I just purchased



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looks good plenty of growth on it
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Yeah def a lot of color on that rock. And don't forget that you may wanna sprinkle a tiny bit of fish flake food in your tank when the ammo gets low, its food for the bb.
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Yeah def a lot of color on that rock. And don't forget that you may wanna sprinkle a tiny bit of fish flake food in your tank when the ammo gets low, its food for the bb.
will normal tropical fish flake food do?
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