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Old 10-31-2013, 10:48 PM   #41
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I've got a little more that's in my 45g holding tank that has the Singapore Angel and Volitan Lion that it came with. I'm going to just keep it up as a QT tank for all the upcoming additions.but not too much more. Its in the ballpark of 275-300 lbs right now and I've got some in the refugium too.

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Zeros across the board yesterday and dosed to 2ppm Ammonia using Dr Tim's solution and One & Only.

Today:

Ammonia: between 1.0-2.0ppm (API test)
Nitrite: 0ppm (API)
Nitrate: 0-0.25ppm (Red Sea test)
pH: 8.2
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Old 11-01-2013, 04:05 AM   #42
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It is difficult to get a good picture right now, but this is what I've got so far..,
Man that's some good swimming space. Got some good little caves in there as well!
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Looking good . One recommendation if you are going to get a porc puffer is make a very large cave . The puffer once full grown will appreciate a nice cave that he can fit in.
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Old 11-01-2013, 01:31 PM   #44
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Good thinking...now I have a new project for tomorrow.
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Old 11-01-2013, 08:59 PM   #45
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I'm home now looking at the rock work and there are a lot of caves. How big should they be and do they need to be "pass-through" of just single entry? I've never had a puffer, so I'm not sure what would work best for them.

I took pics, but it is probably difficult to get an idea of depth.

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Old 11-01-2013, 09:38 PM   #46
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your going to want something at minimum of 10 x 10 inches for the puffer. Pass thru or one entry will work. I have pics on my thread somewhere of how I made mine. Basically made a frame from 1 inch pvc then stacked the rocks around that.
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Old 11-03-2013, 04:52 PM   #47
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Put the hood on just to see how it will eventually look. Going to add a coat of varnish and fix a broken cross brace.

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Also moved a little rock around to get a couple decent sized caves. Might need to widen them down the road (for the puffer), but should work for now, since I want to get a smaller one to start with.

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Just waiting for it to cycle...day three Ammonia looks closer to 1ppm, no Nitrites or Nitrates...hoping to see those trites within a day or so...
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Ammonia went down to about .25 today, but nothing new with trites or trates...still at zero. PH is at 8.0. I'm bringing ammonia back up to around 3.0 again and see what happens...
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Old 11-05-2013, 10:09 AM   #49
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Disaster strikes! I wake up this morning to find my center brace that was replaced in the tank, along with the other glass top pieces and my light! Not the way to start the day! I'm draining the tank now, as it kinda looked like it was bowing in the center. Can almost hear the dollars draining into my backyard...



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Oh no... That sucks but with a tank like that, when everything gets sorted it out it'll be worth it. If you have big enough container or garbage cans you might want to consider saving that salt water.
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