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Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 12-09-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,951
Posted By Tmar
Nothing different, everything fabulous. No more...

Nothing different, everything fabulous. No more issues with dying snails, all is well. A couple of partial water changes since last login and nothing new to report :)
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 11-30-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,433
Posted By Tmar
Wow, I had to practically start all over on this...

Wow, I had to practically start all over on this tank. I realized I was under feeding it ammonia and was getting NO readings every day with only 3ml added!
So...
November 25 ---> added 25ml pure...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 11-30-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,951
Posted By Tmar
Lol! November 30 @ 8:30am Bert and Ernie are so...

Lol! November 30 @ 8:30am
Bert and Ernie are so funny! I started feeding them with a little teeny tiny spoon and now when I unplug the powerhead they already know they are getting fed and come to...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 11-28-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,951
Posted By Tmar
Thursday, after work temp 80F sg 1.024 ...

Thursday, after work
temp 80F
sg 1.024
ammonia 0
nitrites 0
nitrates 10
all is well.
bert & ernie (clownfish)
4x blue legged hermit crabs (should be 2 more in there somewhere, didn't see...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 11-27-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,951
Posted By Tmar
Using an aquarium 1 bulb T8 fixture and use power...

Using an aquarium 1 bulb T8 fixture and use power glo bulb for 8 hours then change to marine actinic for 2-4 hours. I think it should be fine for the little 10 gallon tank (11 inch deep water). I can...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 11-26-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,951
Posted By Tmar
Tuesday, after work temp 79F sg 1.024 ...

Tuesday, after work
temp 79F
sg 1.024
ammonia 0
nitrites 0
nitrates 5
all is well.
bert & ernie (clownfish)
6x blue legged hermit crabs
1x red scarlet hermit crab
Forum: Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 11-25-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 707
Posted By Tmar
I just started in saltwater too. In a 10 gallon....

I just started in saltwater too. In a 10 gallon. Fish only with live rock right now and doing good. It has two clownfish and a small cleanup crew of 5 hermit crabs, 2 peppermint shrimp and about 4...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 11-25-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,446
Posted By Tmar
Gratz on getting the tank cycled :) I would go...

Gratz on getting the tank cycled :)
I would go ahead and do the 20% water change prior to acclimating anything and adding it to the tank, just to be safer. Tank is looking a lot like mine with the...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 11-25-2013, 12:35 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,951
Posted By Tmar
I don't know. I actually watched him come out and...

I don't know. I actually watched him come out and flip a snail over and start pulling at it. I shooed him away with my tongs and flipped the snail back over! Soon as I pulled the tongs out of the...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 11-24-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,951
Posted By Tmar
My peppermint shrimp ate at least one of my...

My peppermint shrimp ate at least one of my snails.... :(
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 11-24-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 413
Posted By Tmar
I have bits of lava rock in my 2nd 10 gallon...

I have bits of lava rock in my 2nd 10 gallon planted tank and don't seem to have any trouble either! :)
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 11-24-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 992
Posted By Tmar
I have two 10 gallon freshwater tanks both...

I have two 10 gallon freshwater tanks both planted.
First one has:
3x emerald eye rasbora
3x pink danios
1x electric blue ram
Second one has:
3x neon tetra
3x harlequin rasbora
1x gold ram
I...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 11-24-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,958
Posted By Tmar
I personally would try to salvage it :) You can...

I personally would try to salvage it :) You can do this!!
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 11-24-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,433
Posted By Tmar
Last night: temp holding at 24C ammonia 4 ...

Last night:
temp holding at 24C
ammonia 4
nitrites 0
nitrates 0
added 3ml ammonia
cycle getting into swing! :)
Forum: Member Introductions 11-24-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By Tmar
Welcome to AA!! I would love to see pictures of...

Welcome to AA!! I would love to see pictures of your 75gallon :)
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 11-24-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,951
Posted By Tmar
Today: sg: 1.024 temp: 78F ammonia 0 ...

Today:
sg: 1.024
temp: 78F
ammonia 0
nitrites 0
nitrates 5-10
did a small 10% pwc and will check again in an hour or so to make sure the nitrates are less than 0.
I am planning on waiting 2...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 11-23-2013, 11:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By Tmar
You could just get a very large rubbermaid bin to...

You could just get a very large rubbermaid bin to store your water in. Then you won't have buckets and buckets and jugs and jugs lying around :)
RO/DI is the best way to go for sure, specially IF...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 11-23-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By Tmar
I have a standard 10 gallon tank set up with an...

I have a standard 10 gallon tank set up with an HOB API superclean 5-20 filter and a maxijet 400 powerhead. I believe even small tanks need a powerhead for good water flow and filtration :) I don't...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 11-23-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By Tmar
Welcome to AA, this site is great :) I have...

Welcome to AA, this site is great :)
I have just begun my journey into the saltwater world and I have a little 10 gallon nano tank going. Already in the planning and beginning stages of a 90g w/50g...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 11-23-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,951
Posted By Tmar
well since I drove over an hour to get a decent...

well since I drove over an hour to get a decent CuC:
5x blue legged hermit crab
1x red scarlet hermit crab
3x astrea snail
2x cerith snails
2x peppermint shrimp
12 hours after acclimation, they...
Forum: Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 11-22-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,037
Posted By Tmar
Yes and yes. Mine began as a light smattering of...

Yes and yes. Mine began as a light smattering of dust looking cover. It is now very dark, covers my sand, rocks and now creeping on the glass. I am going to get some snails tonight .... time to...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 11-22-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,032
Posted By Tmar
definitely zoas :) PRETTY and an endless variety...

definitely zoas :) PRETTY and an endless variety in color!!
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 11-22-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 686
Posted By Tmar
well Carey, whatever you decide to go with... I...

well Carey, whatever you decide to go with... I for one am looking forward to a LOT of pics of it with great anticipation!!! I am sure it will be GREAT :)
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 11-22-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,032
Posted By Tmar
I had actually looked at these: Aqueon ...

I had actually looked at these:
Aqueon Aquarium Incandescent Lamps | Products (http://www.aqueonproducts.com/products/aquarium-incandescent-lamps.htm)
before I bought a tank, filter, heater and...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 11-22-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,433
Posted By Tmar
Ok, so checked last night and still on track....

Ok, so checked last night and still on track. Just taking a bit longer with the prime is all.
ammonia 2
nitrites 0
nitrates 0
it's getting there. Will keep checking levels once every 24 hours...
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