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Old 09-08-2013, 10:41 AM   #121
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Alright so I've been thinking. I think I'm going to go with a zoa garden on the bare bottom of my tank. Would that be a bad idea? Would it trap detritus? It'll be just on one section of the tank.
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Old 09-08-2013, 04:53 PM   #122
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I grow mine on rubble easier to frag or move if needed With them growing on rubble chances are the water will flow through it
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Old 09-10-2013, 12:39 PM   #123
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The aquarium has arrived at the store. Going to be picking it up thursday. While I'm waiting I'll be doing a lights out period on my current tank to get rid of algae that was spread over the rocks. I'll be adding ROWA phos and do a 10-15 gallon water change. Hopefully it'll get rid of the dinoflagellates
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Old 09-11-2013, 04:17 PM   #124
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So I'm picking up my tank today! FINALLY
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Old 09-11-2013, 06:31 PM   #125
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Pics or or it never happened
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Old 09-11-2013, 06:44 PM   #126
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Just did a leak test, it passed! I put the bracket over it to see how it looks.
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Old 09-11-2013, 07:07 PM   #127
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Sweet! Time for a build
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Old 09-11-2013, 07:10 PM   #128
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Just did a leak test, it passed! I put the bracket over it to see how it looks.
Where did you get that awesome light holder? And tank?
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Old 09-11-2013, 07:27 PM   #129
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Where did you get that awesome light holder? And tank?
got it from aquastyleonline.com
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Old 09-11-2013, 09:15 PM   #130
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What do you guys think? I will be moving it from the window and the heater.. Lol.
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Old 09-11-2013, 09:40 PM   #131
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Actually, I think I'm going to have to keep in there. The blinds will be closed all the time, and the heater at the bottom won't have an effect on the tanks temperature. My stand is 40" tall.
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Old 09-12-2013, 07:56 AM   #132
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looking good i'd move it, but then again i like to view my tank from 3 sides
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I just found a small chip like scratch in the glass. It's very small, it doesn't show up on camera. It's only on the surface. I'm afraid that it will spread I contacted the manufacturer. Yet to hear a response from them.
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Old 09-12-2013, 05:27 PM   #134
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That sux, Are you thinking of shipping it back?
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I don't know it's an extremely small chip. It's unnoticeable to the naked eye. Your eye needs to be like 4 inches from the glass to see the chip.
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So I went ahead and filled the tank up. The chip is extremely small. The size of a spec of dust. I just got worried lol. I get the overthinking part of me from my mom.

Anyways, here's the tank so far. The rocks you see have been in RO/DI water for 4 days. Every day I changed the water with new rodi water. So it's clean of phsphates. And if there is any phosphates I armed myself with ROWAphos!

The other rock is still in my current setup up.

I have a question to ask you guys. If I were to put all the rock from my current tank into this one, will there be a huge ammonia spike in my current tank because I removed all the rock? Should I keep a few pieces of LR in there? Thanks!
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What made you wanna go bare bottom?
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Easier to clean detritus, no sandstorms, I'm going to be having a lot of flow in the tank. Looks cool when it's covered in coraline. Also I've heard it's easier to control nitrates. I'll be having a refugium, a skimmer and if I have extra room I MIGHT add a phosban reactor in the long run.
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Easier to clean detritus, no sandstorms, I'm going to be having a lot of flow in the tank. Looks cool when it's covered in coraline. Also I've heard it's easier to control nitrates. I'll be having a refugium, a skimmer and if I have extra room I MIGHT add a phosban reactor in the long run.
The floor will be covered in coraline? Will it stay there forever?
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Eventually yes coraline will grow on the bottom. It's pretty difficult to remove once a lot of coraline has formed.
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