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Old 10-19-2004, 10:58 PM   #1
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jason's 20gal NEW reef ** update @ 5 months **

here is my 20gal. in the pics It is less than a month old. it cycled in 6 days.

currently in it.....

45 lbs of live rock (figi and tonga)
1 maroon and gold clown
1 rose anemone
1 red starfish (that's going into another tank tomorrow)
20 small blue leg crabs (by small i mean maybe 1/4 inch)
a mushroom
some candy coral
some star ployps
some green polyps

I didn't include andthing that was already growing on my live rock in that, and almost everthing i have put in it is a small frag besides the clown and anemone. In due time though it will be stocked. more piscs to come.

Oh yeah, I suck at using a digital camera that isn't mine so here is the best pic.
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Old 10-19-2004, 11:02 PM   #2
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here is a pic of my dynamic duo after a feeding.....
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keep up the good work its looking great
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how did u cycle is 6 days?
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I like that pic
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Whats your lighting. The photos dont look very bright.
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Old 10-28-2004, 09:47 AM   #7
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Whats your lighting. The photos dont look very bright.
65w 50/50 PC from coralife and a 15w actinic florescent. I was thinking the same thing. It's 4w per gallon so I didn't really think about it. Do you think I need more light?
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how did u cycle is 6 days?
I dunno, but in that top picture there was probably 40lbs of live rock in the aquarium and 25lbs of Live sand(a lot of cured LR has been added since). Their were also 5 damsels in it to begin with two that all lived and have since been taken back to the store.

The guy at the LFS tested my water every other day for 3 weeks but after the 6th day the amonia and nitrate were both 0 while the nitrate was at 20. I still test the water twice a week and nothing is changing with it so hopefully with regular water changes everything will be okay.
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see, this picture did the same thing with the light......

I guess I need to change the exposure time on the camera. Again it's not mine so i never screwed around with the settings....
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I dunno, but in that top picture there was probably 40lbs of live rock in the aquarium and 25lbs of Live sand(a lot of cured LR has been added since). Their were also 5 damsels in it to begin with two that all lived and have since been taken back to the store.

The guy at the LFS tested my water every other day for 3 weeks but after the 6th day the amonia and nitrate were both 0 while the nitrate was at 20. I still test the water twice a week and nothing is changing with it so hopefully with regular water changes everything will be okay.
Bad mistake, it takes at least a month for a tank to cycle, even if the levels start appearing ok. Why do you have corals in it already? And an anemone. Your tank hasnt matured yet, and soon enough your going to have some diatoms algae in your tank, and it might over cover your corals since you have a new tank By candy coral Im assuming you mean candy cane coral? Have you got any alk or calcium in the tank? Candy cane is a hard coral, its skeleton is made out of calcium, if you dont have any calciun or alk, it will die.
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