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Old 02-07-2014, 01:06 PM   #11
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That sounds nice. I'm nervous about transporting everything but it will nice once it is done. Can you post a picture of your tank.

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Old 02-07-2014, 01:33 PM   #12
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The fish can just go in buckets. I would try to keep the live rock wet so that there is as little beneficial bacteria loss as possible, same with the sand.

I don't have pics on my phone , but I started a thread in the Members Aquariums section...Todd's 35g Square Reef ( or something like that). There are a couple of pics there. I am redoing the stand to get more height, so other than getting a CPR BakPak hang-on-back skimmer, not much has changed. I plan to add a sump and new skimmer once I add volume and figure this, plus water changes, will work for now. I am hoping to get the stand finished up this weekend and have water in by early next week.
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Old 02-08-2014, 01:32 AM   #13
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OMG, we are in the process of picking up the 55 gallon The Todd was so nice to find on cl. Well where do I start. It is a beautiful tank, so happy and excited and overwhelmed. It's going to be a long night cleaning it up. Lots of green alge on the rocks, I'm going to have to get new sand tomorrow. We brought home 15 gallons of their water. I was wondering if I need to cycle the tank. They gave me 2 chromis 1 scooter benny and w baby clownfish. I put them all in my 18 gallon until I can figure out what to do. The Clownfish are in a baby net. What do you recommend me to do.

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Old 02-08-2014, 08:31 PM   #14
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Well we got everything cleaned up, bought new sand. Pretty pleased. How long will it take for the sand to settle?

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Old 02-10-2014, 10:49 AM   #15
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I finally got my phone working...had issues over the weekend...glad to hear that the tank suggestion worked out.

The sand should settle in a day or two depending on what kind you got and how well you rinsed it.

How are the fish doing? Did you ask them what the scooter Blenny was eating? I've never had luck with those, but they are really cool to watch.
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Old 02-10-2014, 11:33 AM   #16
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The tank settled over night. I have been checking the parameters the last 2 days. I put all the fish in my 18 gallon. It's very crowded. Last night I put the 2 clownfish, scooter benny , crabs and snails in the tank. They are doing good. The scooter benny eats mises shrimp. On the down side , the people didn't take very good care of the tank. The rock had a lot of green hair alge. I scrubbed it before I set up the tank in clean saltwater. Unfortunately I didn't get it all. Also I saw last night Bristol worms. Tonight well set up a trap for them. I think there is a lot of them. Yuck! They give me the willies. Another thing the return pump is noisy. I'm not to sure how old it is but the sticker on it says 2010.

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Leave the bristle worms alone, the only reason you see a lot of them is because they most likely overfed the tank, also shown by the hair algae. They are good to have as they eat left overs. Nice score on the tank, sounds like a good deal. Now let's see some pics!!!!!
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Old 02-13-2014, 12:14 PM   #18
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The tank is coming along. I'm very happy with it. I've been keeping the lights off for most of the day and put a few more snail and hermit crab in the tank for the alge. I was wondering the tank has only been running for a week I've been testing the water and all have tested at 0. I was wondering when should I do a partial water change. I was thinking this weekend, maybe it would help with the alge. I don't know if it is too soon, but I got my test kit in and I tested the alkaline at 8.9, calcium 350, magnesium 1600. Are these # ok?

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