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Old 10-23-2011, 10:32 AM   #61
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Missed this thread up until now but want to see it all come together.
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Since my tank is a birthday present to my wife, everything I spend going forward is just an extension of my love for her right?
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Old 10-23-2011, 10:45 AM   #62
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ty. I'm excited too. Getting my biocubes was enough to get me to go bigger with salt water lol. I'm putting the filter on the tank today and will hold off on the UV steralizer till after the tank cycles. 2 of the power heads that came with my set up are not working so I need to see if I can fix them or if I need to buy new ones. I'm excited for this build. Just will be interesting to see how it ends up being stocked. The wife wants to do corals but with some of the fish we want it isn't the best mix. We have around a month to decide though.
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Looks amazing. Keep up the good work. Keep us posted please.
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Old 10-23-2011, 01:41 PM   #64
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Starting to clear up. Salinity is just about where it needs to be.

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It looks great! The rock work looks amazing!
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Old 10-23-2011, 04:33 PM   #65
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Thank ya both very much. Will deff keep updates coming. I can't wait to see fish in there lol. But I will go slow and make sure the tank is cycled before I add.
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Thank ya both very much. Will deff keep updates coming. I can't wait to see fish in there lol. But I will go slow and make sure the tank is cycled before I add.
Yep, slow and steady wins the race. You will have fish in no time!
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Old 10-23-2011, 04:42 PM   #67
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just finish raising salinity then starting to cycle. And add another power head or 2
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ty. I'm excited too. Getting my biocubes was enough to get me to go bigger with salt water lol. I'm putting the filter on the tank today and will hold off on the UV steralizer till after the tank cycles. 2 of the power heads that came with my set up are not working so I need to see if I can fix them or if I need to buy new ones. I'm excited for this build. Just will be interesting to see how it ends up being stocked. The wife wants to do corals but with some of the fish we want it isn't the best mix. We have around a month to decide though.
I was having the same dilemma about whether to go fowlr or reef. I love lionfish and some of the non reef safe butterflyfish but i love that chromis live in the acros and my foxface has decided to host my kenya tree! Go figure. So we decided to go reef with some schools like chromis and anthias. I want to mimic their natural environment as much as possible. I am not only going reef but going peaceful as well so that really limits me but i am doing my research to see what fish school in what depth so if i get some semi aggressive fish maybe they will be in a different part of the tank and not bother the passive fish. Lots to think about!
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That's really where we are now. She wants a racoon butterfly and snow flake eel and I want a dwarf lionfish, but corals do add a ton to the tank. Plus would love to see a pair of clowns with an anemone eventually and a small school of firefish and bangii cardinals. It makes a hard choice. I may see if I can talk her into letting me start a 55 or so gallon tank with the lionfish eel and several others.
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