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Old 09-01-2006, 11:28 PM   #1
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Hows my tank look?

Here's my finished tank (as far as LR is concerned). Im sticking at 78F for temp and 1.0235 ppt salinity. Its a 20 gallon tank with 25 lbs of rock.

Been cycling the tank for almost a week now, gonna make a water change tomorrow cuz my live rock came with a little anemone and muscle on it.

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looks really cool!
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Old 09-02-2006, 11:54 AM   #3
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Looks like a good start. I would try to control your temp down a bit. 87 is pretty high. Most try to keep theirs at 78-82.
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I'm no salty but that sure looks like a great start! Lots of hiding places and all, I like the arrangement.

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Looks good, like Lando said 87 is kind of high. I would shoot for about 1.5-2LBs of LR per gallon, for great filtration. Do you have a test kit?
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opps I ment to say 77-78F for temp. I do have a test kit "Freshwater Masters test kit" by Aquarium Pharmaceuticals, INC... guess thats okay?
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opps I ment to say 77-78F for temp.
that is better...
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I hope you mean Saltwater Masters!
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Old 09-02-2006, 07:58 PM   #9
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I actually only had the freshwater because of my other tanks but it seems to be reading fine...

I also got one more piece of LR... here's the tank now. The place im gettign my LR from is awesome (Staunton, VA). The guy there sorts through every piece in all the tanks looking for the best ones with the most life (featherdusters, muscles, coral, etc...).

It is hard to tell but the left side sora wraps back around in the front a little
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The freshwater test kits will work but they have different readings than normal. I know with the strips you have to look on a seperate chart to get your readings for saltwater. The tank looks good by the way! What are your plans going to be for it? Reef, FOWLR?
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