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My setup and pics:

12.5g (weird tank)
20lbs Live Sand
14lbs Live Rock

Tell me what you think! I need advice!
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Equipment
t5 ho light with 4 24w bulbs
Ac 110 mod refugium with live rock and sponge filter
Koralia 1
Reptile Hang On Light (25 watt bulb) for fure
50 watt Vsi-Therm Heater

Livestock
1Occelaris Clown
1Black and White Occelaris Clown
3Damsels (traded in)
2 Occelarus Clowns (died during power outtage :angry:)
1Green Star Polyp
1Green Finger Leather
1Green Hammer
1Pom Pom Xenia
Chaeto
5 Red Leg Hermit Crabs
3 Blue Leg Hermit Crabs
2 Small Turbo Snails
1 Large Turbo Snail
3 Cerith Snails

Edited by w1dude, 15 December 2008 - 09:06 PM.


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Nice start... don't forget to take your time!
The Evolution of MY 40g Breeder!

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CHECK IT OUT! I just edited first post. Is my CUC good?

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sounds good to me
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sounds good to me

ok i was just wondering if i had too many hermit crabs and no enough cerith snails. Because i have algae growth on the glass and sand problem.

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maybe some astrea snail and nassarius.
how often are you doing water changes?
and how long are you leaving the lights on?
and also, whens the last time you "vaccumed" your tank, you know sucked out all the deatris?
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maybe some astrea snail and nassarius.
how often are you doing water changes?
and how long are you leaving the lights on?
and also, whens the last time you "vaccumed" your tank, you know sucked out all the deatris?

i do 2 gallons once a week. and i vac just a little bit when i do water changes. My lights are on 12hrs.
is this ok?

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try cutting back to 10-8 hours, that should slow the algae and give your cuc a chance to catch up
that or take the shortcut and pick up a straightedge razor and scrap it off the glass in lil rolls and suck them out.

are you using R/o water or Distilled or tap water?
cause it looks like you have a diatom bloom with the brown algae, I used to get it like crazy from tap water.

Edited by hxcaquaman, 28 September 2008 - 07:09 PM.

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try cutting back to 10-8 hours, that should slow the algae and give your cuc a chance to catch up
that or take the shortcut and pick up a straightedge razor and scrap it off the glass in lil rolls and suck them out.

are you using R/o water or Distilled or tap water?
cause it looks like you have a diatom bloom with the brown algae, I used to get it like crazy from tap water.

ok ill do that. but the algae isnt really scraping algae. My mag float gets it fine. Does that change what i need to do? (btw i really dont have any coraline yet)

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well if it is green and doesn't scrape, like it is really hard, then it might be the bases of coraline.
theres a couple of different colors of coraline.
green pink purple some people claim orange and dark red are coraline.

IMO i'd still cut back on the lights 10-8hrs your corals will do fine under those conditions and use R/O water or distilled water for water changes.

also check your water perameters, excess amonnia and nitrates and nitrates can lead to algae growth.
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well if it is green and doesn't scrape, like it is really hard, then it might be the bases of coraline.
theres a couple of different colors of coraline.
green pink purple some people claim orange and dark red are coraline.

IMO i'd still cut back on the lights 10-8hrs your corals will do fine under those conditions and use R/O water or distilled water for water changes.

also check your water perameters, excess amonnia and nitrates and nitrates can lead to algae growth.

i use r/o and ocassionally distilled. the algae i get is brown. my amonnia is always 0 and nitrates and nitrates are always 0. but i will cut back!

btw thanks for the help and quick responses!

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hmmmmm....
you keeping a head count of your CuC
maybe you had something die off?
is your tank getting direct sunlight?

worse comes to worse just pick up an algaeside and wipe it out :) or just beef up the cuc
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hmmmmm....
you keeping a head count of your CuC
maybe you had something die off?
is your tank getting direct sunlight?

worse comes to worse just pick up an algaeside and wipe it out :) or just beef up the cuc

yea ive been counting. and i guess ill beef it up! haha oh yea no direct sunlight. Lol its in a Dorm

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i was thinking about maybe adding a shrimp or dotty back? any suggestions?

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skunk cleaner shrimp.

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skunk cleaner shrimp.

ok cool! ill look into them!

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New Pics! Just Moved from my Dorm! New Rock Scape. SUGGESTIONS?

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I liked your scape from the beginning..is that not possible to do again?

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I liked your scape from the beginning..is that not possible to do again?

ahh... -_- i wish i would have talked to you before. haha no one else liked it!

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hey man it was the s**t

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i do 2 gallons once a week. and i vac just a little bit when i do water changes. My lights are on 12hrs.
is this ok?


aw look how you were such a cute noob.
Why put your money in the bank when you can put it in your tank??


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aw look how you were such a cute noob.

lol i know!