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Old 01-08-2012, 02:27 PM   #961
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Thanks man! Im going to get some timers and adaptors today!

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Old 01-08-2012, 03:19 PM   #962
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You are always gonna get algae. And I think it is quite beneficial even tho it doesn't looks great. It is totally natural, things like urchins, snails, crabs and all CUC require this to live and if you had none you couldn't keep any of those.

I have xenia and my lights are on 8 hours a day, it is much easier if you have it on a timer.
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You scape does look nice, but trust me it will get changed a lot!
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Old 01-08-2012, 03:31 PM   #964
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You scape does look nice, but trust me it will get changed a lot!
Thanks! Hopefully not, we worked on it alot!
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I've had over 15 scapes so far on mine. So I am sure you will

Have you got your stocking list yet?
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Old 01-08-2012, 03:47 PM   #966
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I've had over 15 scapes so far on mine. So I am sure you will

Have you got your stocking list yet?
Fo sho!

1 true perc clownfish
1 midas blenny
1 Orange stripe prawn goby
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Nice stock list. Got a nice variety of fish
Think you should be fine with 6 personally. I am also going with six in my tank, so can only add two more
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Is the tank too cloudy to turn on the filter and skimmer? There are tons of hair and crud in the water, and i really want to turn on the filter haha

We turned on the powerheads. Now everything is being stirred up
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Is the tank too cloudy to turn on the filter and skimmer? There are tons of hair and crud in the water, and i really want to turn on the filter haha

We turned on the powerheads. Now everything is being stirred up
You look good to go to me
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Cool! Ill turn everything on once im home.

Also, theres like a murky film on the surface?
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Turn ob filter, but not skimmer, the skimmer removes dissolved organics, which are whats feeding your cycle
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Turn ob filter, but not skimmer, the skimmer removes dissolved organics, which are whats feeding your cycle
Oh, got it. Just the filter.
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Looking good! I like my Xenia a lot. It is such an attractive piece that gets everyones attention and proves that corals are living.
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Looking good! I like my Xenia a lot. It is such an attractive piece that gets everyones attention and proves that corals are living.
Does yours like move alot? Do the hands move?
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I definitely would not go with a twelve hour light cycle thru the cycle. You are going to have major algae. That's pretty much the max anyone should use, and most don't. I think the reason people don't cycle their tank with the lights is that its kinda counter productive to establishing your bb. Instead of feeding your bacteria your feeding your algae.
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Since he said lights were subpar i would suggest longer on time, and if algae becomes an issue cut back
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Does yours like move alot? Do the hands move?
Yep theyre always pumping.
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Yep theyre always pumping.
Sick!! I love that look.

Maybe ill keep them on for say 10-11 hours. How will i know if the major algea is regular, or if its my lights?
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Ok, guys help!

I put the 2 shrimp in there, and it smells bad. I dont care about it much but my parents do. But we also only have 2 lbs of live rock, which would take forever to cycle the tank!

What do i do!!?

They just took out the shrimp.
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Get some pure ammonia???
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