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Old 10-19-2012, 05:14 AM   #1
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Hello all!!! I'm hoping for helpful polite people here, on other forms conversations get heated quickly with all the opinionated people out there! I did put a blurb in my profile about my tank, not Knowing if it will show up I'll listed here too...
This is My first saltwater tank, I've had fresh water for many years. I adopted my tank on sept 1st 2012 it's about 10mo old now. 55gl about 75lb live rock, 2" sand bed, custom sump with skimmer & healthy refugium. My current crew is 1 green chromis, 1 sand sifting star who loves his squid, 1 turbo snail, some hermits & a ton of pods (prepping for a mandarin!) corals are 3 small Kenya trees & about 25 Mohawk polyps (think that's what they are called) I just wanted to stop in and say hey!! I've attached some pics (hope it works!) of my tank, enjoy. Feedback appreciated!!
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:29 AM   #2
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Nice snowman you made there with the sand, rocks and crabs lol. Very very nice tank all together
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Looks really good! My only suggestion is... Have you tried a power head on each side rather then just on the one side? Also are the pumps on? Doesn't look like any surface agitation.

But all in all its a beautiful tank nice and clean and I love the scape
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Looks really good! My only suggestion is... Have you tried a power head on each side rather then just on the one side? Also are the pumps on? Doesn't look like any surface agitation.

But all in all its a beautiful tank nice and clean and I love the scape
I have thought about this and this may be my next step. When I bought the tank it didn't come with a powerhead so I bought one. I'm more of a visual person, you could say 1,600, 800, 600 gph and that meant nothing until I could actually see it. Well on that note I bought a powerhead online not knowing how big or small it was is said dual 1,600 gph.... Holy smokes.... Lol my poor Kenya's were completely sideways, there was way to much flow. The return policy was crapy on this item so what I did was take out one propeller to slow it down, worked. However I am having a oily looking film on top of the water and from what I've read surface agitation is the solution. Am I correct?
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Nice snowman you made there with the sand, rocks and crabs lol. Very very nice tank all together
I never noticed this!!! Lol
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You always IMO opinion wanna get surface agitation the oily film I've seen before many times.

I would add a power head on each side to get some nice current and flow. Maybe 2 koralia 750's?

I have a MP10 on my bio cube 29 and a koralia 1025 on my 75 African tank.

Tank is looking really good though.
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:43 PM   #7
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You always IMO opinion wanna get surface agitation the oily film I've seen before many times.

I would add a power head on each side to get some nice current and flow. Maybe 2 koralia 750's?

I have a MP10 on my bio cube 29 and a koralia 1025 on my 75 African tank.

Tank is looking really good though.
When you say 750's is that gph? Or model number?
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When you say 750's is that gph? Or model number?
One in the same. They call it a koralia 750 and its rated at 750gph.
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Great news today... Checked Parameters and my 10gl Quarantine has finally cycled after 3 weeks!! I'm give it a few more but Hoping we're good so I can add a couple of clowns!!
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