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Old 03-12-2008, 03:42 AM   #1
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First 135g SW up and running

Well I finally got my first SW set up. I dont have anything live in it yet other than a few critters that came in the live sand that I put in the sump. When I bought the tank (off of Craigs List) the LR that came with it wasnt so live anymore but I think that is working out ok because the ammonia is rising and I didnt have to add anything to get it started. As soon as the cycle is done I am going to add some more LR and the clean up crew. Here are some pics as I added things. Now that this one is up and running and all I am doing is waiting around on the cycle I was thinking of how bored I am going to get so I went and did again.....I found a 150g on Craigs list and I just had to have it.....this one was set up FW so its going to take a while to get it going.....guess I wont be bored now

my wife has since banned me from Craigs list
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Old 03-12-2008, 06:41 AM   #2
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hey!
sorry for the late reply, i hope youre still here! im excited to see how your tank unfolds.. keep the pictures coming and if you have any questions please ask, i have lots of information and ive been in saltwater for about 5 years now... dont be afraid to ask.. once again the tank looks great... i stress stress stress, patience... dont rush..
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Nice tank! I look forward to seeing this one set up. Just curious, what's the dimensions of this tank?
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Not going to paint the background, huh?

Also, is that a window nearby? Gotta watch for the ambient light and and algea growth becasue of it if so.

Good luck and definitely keep us posted.
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That is going to be one sweet tank!
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Old 03-14-2008, 02:21 AM   #6
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few more pics

Thanks everyone.....I didnt think it turned out too bad for my first one. I added about 30lbs of LR today and was planning on getting just a few of the clean up crew because I was told that I need to get at least a few in there so that the brown algae didnt get away from me and take over the tank. This was the first time that I had been to this LFS where I got the LR and he said "no way not this soon in the cycle" and he wouldnt sell me any. I already have a little bit of algae showing up. What should I do??

the tank is 72"L x 17"T x 24"W

The back is not painted but it is covered with blue backing these pics might show that a little better. That window is really close but it only has the morning sun coming through it for a couple of hours and I very rarely open those blinds so I am hoping it wont affect the tank too much. I really didnt have anywhere else to put it.
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It looks like it is going to be wonderful. I cannot wait for mine. I am not a patient person either. This has been a real challenge for me to wait on everything.
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Looks good. I love the dimensions of that tank.
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For a first tank you really started out nice with that tank. Good luck and feel free to ask if you need anything. Welcome to AA
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