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Old 09-21-2011, 08:09 PM   #21
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I received my fuge light and phosphate reactor today. Sump light fits perfectly. Starting the process of brewing fresh water to fill the tank.

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Old 09-21-2011, 08:12 PM   #22
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Couple of sump pics
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Old 09-21-2011, 09:23 PM   #23
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Wow,...so clean and organized!!! ... My sump looks the " after " picture from a bombing mission... But,..new sump on order and new tank arriving today.
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Old 09-23-2011, 10:25 PM   #24
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Ok so the tank is officially up and running. I have added 150lbs of arganite sand and seeded it with 20 lbs of live sand from reliable lfs. Adjusting salinity with my new refractometer which I absolutely love. So now I fear having two tanks running at the same time. Hopefully won't take long to cycle so I can shut my 90 gallon down
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Old 09-25-2011, 08:37 PM   #25
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So I took 80% of my liverock out of my 90 gallon reef and put it into the 125. Let me know what you think. Man the 90 gallon looks bare
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Old 09-25-2011, 08:56 PM   #26
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So I took 80% of my liverock out of my 90 gallon reef and put it into the 125. Let me know what you think. Man the 90 gallon looks bare
Looks great! Can't wait to see fish in there!
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Old 09-25-2011, 10:04 PM   #27
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Looks great,like the way you did your rock work.
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Old 09-25-2011, 10:09 PM   #28
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Just purchased another 150lbs for 200 bucks so hopefully it will be rock from sand to top of overflows
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Old 09-27-2011, 03:10 PM   #29
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Can't wait for my new light to arrive to see the new tank in it's real form. Added about 100 lbs of liverock today and I think I am happy at how it turned out
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Old 09-27-2011, 05:11 PM   #30
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Ok so my water parameters look like this after a week and a half
Ammonia 0
Nitrite 0
Nitrate 5
Ph 8.0
Temp 78.8
Salinity 1.027
May have luckily had a short cycle by running my fugue the whole time as well as a fresh sand bed and 100lbs of liverock
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Old 09-28-2011, 12:21 AM   #31
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It looks awesome. Nice work! I'm following your progress
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Old 09-28-2011, 06:52 AM   #32
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Thanks everyone
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Old 09-28-2011, 09:47 AM   #33
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i would lower the salinity to .026. dave, did you ever have an ammonia spike?
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Cool tank. I have the overflows in the same spot. I wish it was corner plumbed instead
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Old 09-28-2011, 10:05 AM   #35
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Hey mr x I had a small spike which went up to 5 ppm but was gone in a day or two. Nitrites went to a minimal amount and then yesterday they were zero and nitrates went up a bit. I still don't have new light so I plan on just letting the tank run
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Plan to lower salinity with a water change before transferring the livestock
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Old 09-28-2011, 10:12 AM   #37
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I am liking the rockscape. Looking forward to seeing this one come together.
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Thank you finally I got to take my time on aquascaping
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Did you make that double cave rock in the middle of your set up? It looks cool
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Yes it is a agracrete sculpture. Figured the fish would love the hiding spots
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