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Old 08-24-2015, 10:51 PM   #21
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So i added my salt and turned on the skimmer and powerhead, but something doesnt seem right... Does this all look ok? Also should the intake be fully submerged? This is as low down as i can get it...

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Old 08-25-2015, 12:28 AM   #22
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Things look just fine...but you'll have to take water out when the rock and sand goes into the tank thanks to displacement.


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Old 08-25-2015, 05:31 AM   #23
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Cool, thanks! So it doesn't matter if the pipes aren't fully submerged?

Picking up my live rock later today cannot wait to scape! Tank has been empty a few days and i miss it already!


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Old 08-25-2015, 08:29 AM   #24
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As long as it isn't sucking air or dropping the return water back into the tank in a way that it is splashing or causing tons of micro bubbles in the tank things will be just fine.
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Old 08-25-2015, 03:27 PM   #25
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Cool

Just checked and my salinity is 1023/35ppt. Not bad for the first go, I was aiming for 1025 and the instructions were for 1020...

Off to get the LR now


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Old 08-25-2015, 07:17 PM   #26
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Right all set up, does all look ok? The guy gave me a clown (common i think?) and an urchin as that was the last of the things he was selling.

Ive done a bit of research and seems ok. Is there anything on these rocks that shouldnt be there?

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Old 08-25-2015, 07:25 PM   #27
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Keep a close eye on params and be prepared to be doing frequent wcs as it looks like you'll be fish in cycling the tank. The urchin is going to struggle as you won't have anything in a new tank for it to eat.


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Old 08-25-2015, 08:39 PM   #28
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If the rock is still in the tank that is going then it is already 'cycled'.

Those fish sound just fine.


Sniperhank mentioned above that if the rock has just been transferred directly to another tank then it should already be cycled? Is this not the case? I never intended to do a fish in cycle...

I will keep an eye on params anyway as I do still regularly with my FW tank.

Re. The sea urchin, I intend to rehome him asap I only took him so that he wouldn't die without the LR, i will feed some seaweed and there should be algae on the LR already


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Didn't read back, if the rock was kept submerged you should be ok. Still test jic there's any die off


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Old 08-26-2015, 09:39 AM   #30
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Phew all seem to have settled in ok and params look perfect.

Any idea what the pomegranate looking things on the rocks are?


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Old 08-26-2015, 03:56 PM   #31
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Looking good

Salinity - 1025
Ph - 8.3
Ammonia - 0
Nitrite - 0
Nitrate - maybe 10
Phosphate - between 0 and 0.5



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Old 08-26-2015, 04:10 PM   #32
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Looking good. My only suggestion is to get a better phosphate test kit down the line. Between 0-0.5 is quite the range. You really want phosphates under 0.1 and better between 0.03-0.07


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Yeah I plan on doing so

Going to add a CUC over the weekend and then in a couple of weeks the next fish, probably the royal gramma first

Im not sure i like my rock scape, i might change it before i add anything else... How do you guys make such nice arches etc?


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I really like the island look I got in my 40.


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Phew all seem to have settled in ok and params look perfect.

Any idea what the pomegranate looking things on the rocks are?


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can you point out this pomegranate looking thing as don't see anything that even resembles a pomegranate,
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Old 08-27-2015, 04:21 PM   #36
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That looks good bribo!

Opps sorry haha this is what i mean

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Just had a play around with the rocks and i think it looks better already cant wait to get the blue lights though


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Do you think I could have a valentini puffer with this stock?

So in the end it would be

Common clown
Black and white clown
Royal gramma
Banggai cardinal
Flame angel
Valentini puffer
& CUC

however, I do plan on eventually adding corals and have heard both the angel and puffer are hit and miss in a reef tank? Some are ok some will eat the corals?





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Actually scrap that... I really want to keep a valentini as they are beautiful but since i will be getting shrimp and hermits i doubt its the best idea


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