Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > New Acquisitions
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 10-31-2008, 05:08 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 18
Talking New Reef Tank

Hello all. This is my first real post on this forum. I had a quick post before asking for help with my soft corals. Thanks to everyone who responded (OniTweak, Roka64, Ziggy, NewFound77951, melosu58, austinsdad, and pat8you) to that post and provided helpful advice. The source of my problems there was twofold. One, the LR that I added (approx. 20lb), was not cured and caused an ammonia spike. Second, the lighting was inadequate for the polyps I have to open completely and look healthy.

I managed to get the tank cycled and keep the corals alive with a little ammonia lock, PWCs, and bacteria suplements I found at the LFS. The LR is still sloughing dead material, but the tank seems to be stable.

NEW ADDITIOINS:
First, the light! I now have a 24" Outer Orbit Fixture with One 250 Watt 10K HQI metal halide lamp, Two 24 Watt Actinic 460nm T5 Actinics and two 24 Watt 420nm T5 Actinics, plus blue and white LED lunar lights.
(355 watts, 47 Gallons, 7.55 watts/gallon)
I had no idea how bright this thing would be! WOW


Other new additions include 4 Hermit Crabs (two red legs - two normal) and a Turbo Snail. Thanks to the cleaning crew!



Here are some additional pics of the one frag that I have so far. This peice seems to have a lot going on. From my limited experience, it looks like there is bubble algae (valonia), two varieties of sponge (white and orange), a few different types of tube worms, eagle eye zoas, and some other stuff. Please feel free to chime in on what you see. I'm sure I have something, probably many things, wrong.




Yesterday, I cam home from being away all day and my place smelled like fish tank. (first day with the new lights) Not a bad smell really, kinda like the ocean. Why does it smell now? Is it the light bringing things to life?

Thanks again!
__________________

__________________
Myocyte is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2008, 05:13 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 18
Having trouble with the pictures...I have them hosted on a picture site and I used the "insert image" tool.
__________________

__________________
Myocyte is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2008, 04:53 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
OniTweak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Wahiawa, HI
Posts: 276
Well I can't see the pictures but I'm glad I could help. You could either add them as an attachment or add them to photobucket.com
__________________
8G Biocube - Local Hawaiian Livestock Only
OniTweak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2008, 08:40 AM   #4
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,244
Photobucket is an excellent tool for images.
__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
24", eagle eye zoas, hermit crabs, myocyte, new reef tank, reef, reef tank, tan, turbo snail

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
More tank inhabitants of my 125 g reef tank Acronuts Show Off/Photography 0 12-04-2008 12:42 AM
Tank on way help 75 g reef GhostKnife Saltwater Reef Aquaria 17 11-18-2008 10:42 PM
for a reef tank... ozorowsky Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 6 10-06-2006 01:09 AM
reef tank! sHistA Saltwater Reef Aquaria 26 09-28-2005 09:46 PM
reef crystals vs. instant ocean for reef tank gatr_head Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 4 05-19-2005 11:50 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:10 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.