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INTRO
All righty. I was in the process of building a 12 gal Eclipse with a 10 gallon sump/fuge. However my eclipse tank got busted around the bulkhead holes (DOH!). So i am using this contest as a means for another nano. I'm going to keep it simple so i decided on the stock contest. Cutting it close on time!

TANK
All Glass 10 gal 20"x10"x12"

LIGHTING
Current USA 20" 1x40 Watt PC Single Satellite with legs

FILTRATION / CIRCULATION
Aquaclear 50 HOB filter 200 GPH
Regent (Wal Mart) Powerhead 170 gph
Hydor Flo

HEATER
Visitherm Stealth 50W

WATER
RO/DI
Reef Crystals Ran out of reef crystals and bought oceanic - we'll give er a shot 10/31/06

LIVESTOCK
Lots of small feather dusters, lots of small unidentified snails, 1 astrea, the obligatory amphipods, copepods and bristleworms. 1 hermit crab (hithchiker - blue legged). Stomatella snails! Peppermint shrimp. Yellow Clown Goby (died). Tank raised ocellaris

Orange and Red zoanthids. Mushrooms. Green and Purple Star Polyps. Ricordeas. Red mushrooms. Button polyps.

SUBSTRATE
Thin layer of CaribSea Fiji Pink.

MISC
Coralife Digital Thermometer. I feel trendy.
Chaeto in soap dish. Free roaming chaeto and halimeda.

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:welcome: to the contest. Good luck.



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Thanks! BTW good luck to everyone else as well.

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thats alot a beer!

good luck.

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Those are going to be some drunk fish...

Let's hear it for the last minute entries! Good luck, Truck!

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Some pics i took today. 10-19-06
Right now it has an Aquaclear 30 filter i had sitting around. Might order the 50 next week. Also a walmart (penguin) powerhead (170 gph). I like how the Aquaclear powerhead mounts better. Anyone have a compatible penguin mount (non suction cup)?

playing with freshwater
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New stuffs
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Salt!
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Edited by Truck_Under_Water, 19 October 2006 - 12:44 PM.


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Live rock added today. 10/20/2006 Sorry for the picture quality.

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Coralline!
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There are some feather dusters on here, really tiny. Hope they survive.
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Looking good.
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Some new pics. More rock. Aquaclear 50 HOB should be here soon. More snails to come next week.

OCTOBER
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Looking nice, truck. I would've painted the back or added a background.


Just my .02



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Thanks.
Yeah, im actually thinking about painting a couple of acrylic sheets in different colors, so i can swap them in and out. The lights always make the colors appear different and it never turns out quite like i have planned in my head.

One color id like to try is white.

Edited by Truck_Under_Water, 24 October 2006 - 01:43 PM.


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Aquaclear 50 HOB came in yesterday! Nothing in it right now - just movin water.

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Looks good.

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Picked up some orange zoas today. They opened up after 9 minutes! I also got some macro algae and i hitchiking hermit crab.

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9 min later
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****Do i HAVE to have all my livestock in before Nov 1?****

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I would put a background on there of some sort so the focus is more on your LR and corals and not the wires behind the tank just my opinion beisdes that its looking good B)

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****Do i HAVE to have all my livestock in before Nov 1?****




I believe the last day to add stock is January 15, 2007.


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I figured the 1st was too early...but i wanted to be sure. Thx.

I plan on putting the chaeto in a soapdish like "formerly icyuodd/icyoud2."

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I plan on putting the chaeto in a soapdish like "formerly icyuodd/icyoud2."


Good idea. I got distracted by his urchin and totally forgot about using the soap dish for chaeto.

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i think we were all impressed by the bottle cap urchin. pretty damn cool really.

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Some new stuff for Nov. Soap dish fuge in testing. Added hydor flo on Nov 4th. That's it for hardware. Small amount of carbon in HOB. Changed every other water change. Got lazy and went to walmart, bought a black background. Now to keep stocking.

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Swank Angle shot :lol:
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Orange Zoas and some shrooms. My little Astrea eatin and poopin away.
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Had to find a spot that didnt upset the mushrooms too much flow wise.

Star Polyps in a shell. I cannot for the life of me get a good picture of these guys. Hopefully a new camera will be in budget around Xmas!
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I couldn't pass these ^^^ up. $10 at the LFS

Been using DTs Phyto every two days 1mL or less. Noticed a HUGE pod explosion. Amphipods jumping around day and night, and copepods coating the glass like mad.

As of today (11/10/06) tests:
Amm 0
Nitrite 0
Nitrate 0 (surprising)
pH 7.8 (been like that since day one, need a second test to dbl check)
Ca 460 mg/L
KH 12 dKH
Salinity 34
SG 1.026

Not sure why pH is so low, but everything seems to be doin fine. Need a second test to check against mine. BTW Aqua. Pharm. tests. Water change every 3-4 days with oceanic salt.

Had a few flatworms during the first couple weeks i forgot to post about. Sucked em out with a baster. Also saw 2 stomatella snails (kick ass!). A few small pest anemones got taken care of, but new corals came with 2 more. Havent taken them out yet. Havent caused a problem yet.

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11/27/2006

FTS
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Star Polyps
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Ricordias
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Orange zoas
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Green Star Polyps
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I gots me a peppermint shrimp in there as well.

Edited by Truck_Under_Water, 24 December 2006 - 10:28 AM.


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Coming along nicely.
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Thanks Asin!

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Some December Pics. I GOT A NEW CAMERA!!! :D :D :D

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new baby shroom

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more pics later today

Lots of corraline growth on the plastic in the tank. Glass is getting a few spots as well. Added a yellow clown goby earlier this week. In November i added a peppermint shrimp. Hmm lets see, also added a $5 zoa frag from the LFS sitting in the soapdish.

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More pics. 12/24/06

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Is my surface skimmer legal? I really want to know. Chris?