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Old 03-16-2012, 02:18 PM   #31
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Yeah and very shy!! I never see him or the trigger until food time! Wow 500L that's huge!! It's gonna cost a lot!!
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Old 03-16-2012, 02:27 PM   #32
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Just keep on the lookout for a used setup. I ended up paying $25 for my 125g with stand. It wasn't the prettiest tank but its working for me. Do you have any reef clubs or saltwater clubs in your area? Thats' another great way to pick up a large setup for pennies on the dollar.
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Old 03-16-2012, 02:40 PM   #33
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No the problem here is they cost a fortune I may look for plans and build one, one more question aswell of I do get a new tank would I have to cycle it if I use all the old equipment and water etc?
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Old 03-16-2012, 02:55 PM   #34
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When I upgrade tanks as long as I use the live rock I haven't had any cycle. You can't just upgrade and throw a ton of fish in at once though, you still have to add slowly so your bacteria can adjust to a new bio load.
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So say I put some water some live rock a cheap filter with a foam filler from the tank I'm
Using now and a dead shrimp for a while that should be ok then, I know I gotta check the levels first before I put the critters In
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Old 03-16-2012, 03:37 PM   #36
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Pretty much thats what you can do. A large tank will require ALOT of rock so you can always put in a bunch of cheap base rock and then add some of the live rock from your current tank and a dead shrimp and it will cycle. Plus the base rock after a few weeks becomes "live" so then you will have a cycled tank, enough live rock and a perfect place to move over fish to and not have any spikes of ammonia.
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Thanks carry you're a great help
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Old 03-16-2012, 04:24 PM   #38
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good luck! bigger tank is awesome! I can't believe I didn't start with my 125g tank. LOL
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Found my blue throat trigger today dead under some rocks, took water to lfs and tested for everything and they said everything is spot on, and they do t know why it dies that said if there was a pro Len with the water the shrimps would give more of an indication well in advance, gutted!!! :-(
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Sorry for the loss of your fish. Unfortunately, sometimes they die with no explanation. I've had several fish die that were fine when I left in the morning and were dead when I got home.
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