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Mashpotatoes74402 01-27-2014 07:11 PM

My REDSEA max /first SW tank
This is my first SW tank got it got free from a family member cleaned it up and now it's been running for 4+ weeks
1st I mixed the salt in the empty tank and ran that for one week
2nd week added 15 lbs aragonite for substrate
3rd week added another 20 lb bag of live sand (much finer aragonite)
4th week I put in some live rock and dry rock

Mashpotatoes74402 01-27-2014 07:12 PM

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Attachment 219203. This is the tank now

Mashpotatoes74402 01-27-2014 07:17 PM

Also some of the live rock had one lonely little mushroom coral on it. How do I keep that puppy alive throught this learning process

Mashpotatoes74402 01-27-2014 07:18 PM

@mr_X ^^^^^^

Mashpotatoes74402 01-27-2014 07:57 PM

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Attachment 219210 my live rock hitchhiker

nelix10 01-27-2014 08:15 PM

I would say an odd process for starting your cycle!

Mashpotatoes74402 01-27-2014 08:16 PM

I have no idea how to do sw man lol

nelix10 01-27-2014 08:22 PM

Follow these forums you'll find out about problems you did not even know existed! Maybe even prevent a few:)

Mashpotatoes74402 01-27-2014 09:07 PM

The diatoms are getting kinda crazy there are bubbles coming off the areas covered in the brown diatom algea. I've experienced diatoms on my FW tanks before. So I'm assuming that's what this is Also can I cycle and keep rock from the ocean in there? I live right next to a beach and have easy access to tons of dead rock

nelix10 01-27-2014 09:42 PM

Put as much rock as your going to want now! It will all need to cycle!

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