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Old 12-08-2012, 01:29 AM   #61
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Ah alright then, I thought you had live sand in there. Well then just leave the shrimp inside till its completely gone. Cycling using this method takes about 1 to 2 months but the bacteria it creates is very beneficial for the aquarium. Your parameters are going to be all over the place. Keep testing every day and monitoring when the ammonia/nitrite/nitrate spike. For the first week my ammonia didn't spike at all. It finally spiked at about a month and I lost a fish RIP Finley <3
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:31 AM   #62
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Yeah I'm going to be patient and when it seems ready I'll probably add the eel because they're really hardy
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Old 12-08-2012, 02:02 AM   #63
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not a great photo. all of my rock and sand are in. Set up to provide a few hiding places, mid level for fish and low for the eel. Also provides ample swimming space for the lionfish.


Looks good! If you don't mind me asking, it looks like the left side of the back wall was not painted?
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Looks good! If you don't mind me asking, it looks like the left side of the back wall was not painted?
That's the overflow. I still decided to paint the back blue because I love the way lionfish look against blue.
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:32 AM   #65
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Also I forgot to add, put no carbon in your filter for your QT. if your treating your fish with meds the medication will be diluted/taken out by the carbon.
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:39 AM   #66
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I was reading your earlier posts about the eel and not sure if it'll escape with the gap. You added the plastic thing they gave you with the glass canopy right? If so, you can cut that piece to fit your filtration and wires. That's what I did and I have tiny gaps which I'm sure an eel can't fit through. Here's a pic.
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:44 AM   #67
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Use an exsacto knife, itll crack if you use scissors. Cut it like if you were to cut paper, just it'll take more movement of the blade to eventually cut it.
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:08 PM   #68
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Use an exsacto knife, itll crack if you use scissors. Cut it like if you were to cut paper, just it'll take more movement of the blade to eventually cut it.
Thanks. I did add the plastic, and i can slide it in a way that there is a very very small opening for wires or slide it so it covers everything so I'm good to go.
I certainly appreciate it though.
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:20 PM   #69
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Any idea if these would support any corals? My goal isn't a reef tank right now, but I figure if I can grow a few mushrooms or something, why not?
The lights look very bright on my tank, but these aren't the "reef capable leds"

Amazon.com: Marineland ML Double Bright LED Light, 36-Inch to 48-Inch: Pet Supplies
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:29 PM   #70
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Funny you should ask that, I have the exact same fixture. I'm sorry to tell you but they don't support any corals. They are 1 watt LEDs, they aren't powerful enough
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