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San Raphael Catfish 01-25-2013 10:14 AM

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Ph 8.4
Ammonia .25ppm
Nitrite 0
Nitrate 0
Salinity 1.022

San Raphael Catfish 01-26-2013 12:31 AM

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My Taotronics light arrived. Hope to hang it this weekend.

San Raphael Catfish 01-27-2013 01:22 PM

Ammonia -- .50 ppm
Nitrite -- 0

I didn't know that Chromis hide when not in groups. My research only said that they were peaceful and would school. Only after doing a search for chromis hiding did I find that.

My chromis is parked in the shadows above my heater.


San Raphael Catfish 01-27-2013 09:20 PM

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Install Taotronics light tonight. Will get matching light when I have more cash to spend.


TommyP 01-28-2013 11:03 AM

Looks nice. What happened to dead center lol

San Raphael Catfish 01-28-2013 03:38 PM

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To answer your question, my wife. She all the sudden got behind the project and wants to get me a second light now.

Chromis and mollie in tunnel.

San Raphael Catfish 01-29-2013 12:11 PM

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Day 6

Ammonia -- .50ppm
Nitrite -- .25 ppm
Nitrate -- 20 ppm

Just did a water change.

I don't know how you feel about yours, but I love my tank.

Scottyhorse 01-31-2013 04:22 PM

Looks good but IMO you should have done a fishless cycle ;)

San Raphael Catfish 02-01-2013 12:29 AM

The Chromis is out and about more, he is enjoying the different tunnels.

San Raphael Catfish 02-02-2013 12:29 PM

Doing 20% water changes every other day. Just did it this morning.

I have no algae to use the nitrate. I want to get some coralline from somewhere.

Everyone in the tank is looking happy.

ReefNoob0424 02-02-2013 12:59 PM

Dude the DIY live rock is friggen awesome! The tank looks great! And I love the huge DSB!

San Raphael Catfish 02-02-2013 05:17 PM

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Originally Posted by ReefNoob0424 (Post 2318945)
Dude the DIY live rock is friggen awesome! The tank looks great! And I love the huge DSB!

Thanks! Looking forward to being done with work for the day and just go home and stare at it.

Got a flat screen upstairs. But I hang out downstairs with the smaller older HDTV so I can look over at the tank. Anyone else do the same?

Waiting for the cycle to be over so I can add a couple clowns.

SRC <><

ReefNoob0424 02-02-2013 05:21 PM

That's awesome man! I'm really looking forward to that!

San Raphael Catfish 02-02-2013 05:26 PM

Anyone have experience with pistol shrimp? Once the cycle is done, a goby and pistol shrimp are high on the list with a cleaner shrimp and a peppermint shrimp. Planning on adding Xenia and ricordea.

ReefNoob0424 02-02-2013 06:00 PM

That's actually what I want so badly! I really don't know either so I'm on the same boat as you!

San Raphael Catfish 02-02-2013 08:06 PM

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Haha. Patience Patience!

I keep shopping, well virtual shopping at reefs2go. I keep filling my shopping cart. I also check tidal gardens. Coral Props is a couple miles away. Might see if I can go there rather than online order and pick my corals.

Joined a local reef club in Facebook.


San Raphael Catfish 02-03-2013 06:48 PM

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Sonomakid, this photo is for you, to help you understand the mounting of the light. The lower hook, cables and clips came with the Taotronics LED.

Sonomakid 02-03-2013 06:50 PM

Thank you ! How do you like the light so far ?

San Raphael Catfish 02-03-2013 06:58 PM

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I am enjoying the light. Looking forward to the time when I have something that needs it, but it makes the fish and tank look great.

Added a cinnamon clown today after extended drip acclimatizing. She is active and happy. My daughter named her "Coral".


San Raphael Catfish 02-04-2013 10:01 PM

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Chromis decided to come out and play after all.

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