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Old 01-10-2012, 08:14 PM   #201
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I am very concerned. I just noticed that on the bottom of my tank, there seem to be a few scratches. They aren't deep or anything, but you can feel them a little bit. When I put my finger near the scratch water kind of condenses a tiny bit (there is a thin layer of water in the tank). What should I do? Does anyone else have anything like this? :-(
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Old 01-10-2012, 08:50 PM   #202
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im at a loss on this one. is it leaking or just condensing? is it near a vent for your house?
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I am very concerned. I just noticed that on the bottom of my tank, there seem to be a few scratches. They aren't deep or anything, but you can feel them a little bit. When I put my finger near the scratch water kind of condenses a tiny bit (there is a thin layer of water in the tank). What should I do? Does anyone else have anything like this? :-(
Inside or outside?? Micro scratch or big gash???
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Old 01-10-2012, 09:24 PM   #204
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I believe that I can feel the largest scratch (really not that big) on the outside. It is a micro scratch though. It only condenses when I put my finger super super close to it. I am probably overanalyzing it, but just want to be safe.
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as long as its a scratch and not a crack you should be ok.
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Old 01-10-2012, 09:42 PM   #206
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as long as its a scratch and not a crack you should be ok.
Yeah, it is probably just a scratch. I can feel it, but it doesn't leak or anything.


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Yeah, it is probably just a scratch. I can feel it, but it doesn't leak or anything.

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Lol. Panic attack is over
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Old 01-10-2012, 11:50 PM   #208
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Haha. My heart just sank when I saw it.
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Old 01-11-2012, 01:45 PM   #209
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No kidding...it's good to be overly cautious when talking about 1,000 pounds of water going into that tank.
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Old 01-12-2012, 04:50 PM   #210
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My LR just came in! Do I acclimate it? If so, how?
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Old 01-12-2012, 05:22 PM   #211
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Since youre cycling you can just put it in the new tank.
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Old 01-12-2012, 06:59 PM   #212
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Unfortunately, I had to put the rock in a garbage pale because the tank isn't setup yet. I hope to setup the tank tomorrow.


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Old 01-13-2012, 05:59 PM   #213
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OK! So here is the update for this evening.

I have some of the equipment put together, and I hope to have everything put together by tonight. I also want to start/ or finish putting in my water and sand. I will probably put in my rock sometime tomorrow or Sunday. I know this sounds a little ambitious but I am up for the challenge!

Thanks everyone for following! I really do appreciate it!
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Yay!! Can't wait for the progress photos! LOL

I'm really excited for you! It's so much fun!
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Yay!! Can't wait for the progress photos! LOL

I'm really excited for you! It's so much fun!
Thank you! I agree, I am having lots of fun! I will go take some photos of things now.
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Here is a photo of my rock and my sump.

Carey, any tips for fitting the skimmer? Is it ok if it is not completely flat on the bottom (meaning that it is sticking up a little bit)? Thanks!
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Flip the skimmer around. Have the intake near the filter sock, it will fit in there sideways but barely.
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Flip the skimmer around. Have the intake near the filter sock, it will fit in there sideways but barely.
Awesome, thanks!
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Old 01-14-2012, 09:37 AM   #219
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Here is a rough outline of a possible stocklist.
http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...90&pcatid=2890
Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Spotted Bristletooth Tang, Ctenochaetus truncatus OR
Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: White Tail Bristletooth Tang, Ctenochaetus flavicauda
Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Reef Aquariums: Royal Gramma Basslet
Squareback Anthias (Could I have three females, and then one male?)
http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...381&pcatid=381

What do you all think? This is by no means final, just an outline. Also, down the road I would like to add an ORA Mandarin to the tank.

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Suggestions are welcome!
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Old 01-14-2012, 09:42 AM   #220
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The links and everything are fixed now.
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