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Old 08-11-2011, 03:08 AM   #1
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Mike's 29 gallon hqi build

Well as promised It's time for the build begin. The tank is a 29g bio cube hqi. Water testing in progress as of 15:00 hours on wednesday. I have so far:
30lb aragonite sand
Led fuge light 1 bulb
Included skimmer
1- 425 koralia nano ph
Thermometer

Planed stocking is:
Pair of b/w clowns
Goby of some creation
Cleaner shrimp
assorted cuc
Assorted corals to be fraged and moved to the 175g

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Old 08-11-2011, 08:21 AM   #2
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good luck on the new build and we demand pictures!
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Old 08-11-2011, 11:19 AM   #3
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Pics to come once I find a camera
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Old 08-12-2011, 12:50 AM   #4
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well i found the camera (dont you love renos) so here you go. going to lfs tommorow need to get a heater even with the hilide on for 13 hours it still at the same temp as the house 73. leak test passed so i will pump it out, rinse and add sand then lr in the morning
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Old 08-12-2011, 04:45 PM   #5
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Nice, good luck!
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180g- Mostly BIG fish and some coral. ~80g Nuvo- My coral tank with "happy fish"~ 90g- FOWLR Not the not happy type of fish~ 125g- Freshwater Malawi Cichlids ~10g- Nuvo- The refugees from the Ich of '18
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Old 08-12-2011, 06:34 PM   #6
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Back from 2 of my lfs got a heater and small mag-float. Put the sand in late last night and started to refill with salt this morning LR will go in after dad wakes up I get to steal from the 175g sump
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Old 08-14-2011, 12:43 AM   #7
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Well got 15-20lb of LR in going to the lfs this week I hope. The sand storm has almost settled
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Old 08-14-2011, 04:56 AM   #8
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Should I set up the fuge before or after it's cycled
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Old 08-14-2011, 07:15 AM   #9
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After is better
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Old 08-14-2011, 05:15 PM   #10
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Back from the lfs with 10lb of LR grey much uncured came in on Thursday
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Old 08-14-2011, 05:22 PM   #11
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Pics or it didn't happen lol
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Old 08-14-2011, 05:39 PM   #12
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ask and you shall receive. what do you think of the rock layout
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Old 08-14-2011, 05:56 PM   #13
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Looks good. It'll look better when the sand goes down.
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Old 08-15-2011, 12:40 AM   #14
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Parameters are
Ph 8
Nh3 .25
No2 .25
No3 5-10
Salinity is 1.028
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Old 08-18-2011, 10:20 PM   #15
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Looks like cyno has showed up brown algae right
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Old 08-19-2011, 10:37 AM   #16
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It's probably diatoms. I would think its to early anything else. They should go away as your cycle runs it course u can try and blow them off with a power head or a turkey baster witch I learned from carey. And do a pwc to try and get most of it out. Good luck I like your tank it makes me wanna start a nano
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Old 08-19-2011, 10:43 AM   #17
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I went through everything with my bio cube. Diatoms, red slime, loads of hair algae. Now everything is perfect. Just make sure you keep at it and don't give up with the problems of a new tank, because the rewards after are great!

What type of water are you using?
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Old 08-19-2011, 01:35 PM   #18
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Rodi with h2o ocean pro + salt
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Old 08-19-2011, 02:25 PM   #19
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My other advice to you would be to cover that window with something. The sunlight through the window will cause all sorts of problems.
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I usually have a black out curtain pulled
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