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65g
40lbs Ocean Direct Live Sand
72 lbs of Live Rock
2x Koralia 2
1x Koralia 1
Eheim Wet Dry



Current Stock list:

20 Hermits
1 Mexican Turbo Snails
1 Long Spine Urchin
4 Astrea Snails
4 Black Turbos
GSP
Bubble
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Now from the start...

January 12th 2009

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January 14th

Added water and live rock. Also adjusted flow patterns so that I would get the flow patterns I wanted with the live rock set up.

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Nise start. What kind of fish are you going to get?
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Are you going to put a skimmer on there or just go with the canister filter?
75 Gallon Reef Tank

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1 Foxface
1 Royal Gamma
1 Kole Tang
2 Chromis Damsels
1 Long Spined Urchin
1 Sally Light Foot Crab
1 Red Legged Hermits
2 Blue legged Hermit
1 Astria snails
1 Blue Crocea Clam
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1 Torch Coral
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Why not a reef?
thrive (adjective) (throve,thriven, also thrived)
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I love Angels and Butterflys :(

I am going to do a 40g Breeder below it in a few months time, got some Euphyllia's growing at work in case I do a reef then.

Whiteshark, I am not doing a skimmer. I never have (although if I get enough grief I might have to change my ways...). I am going to grow some Caulerpa in there, hoping to help keep things balanced.
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January 18th 2009

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Added 17 more pounds of Live Rock.

Traded a EHIEM 2213 for an EHIEM Wet Dry....sweet!

Added a Long Spine Urchin and a Spongeface Crab.
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Urchin is a little early man.
thrive (adjective) (throve,thriven, also thrived)
Very lively and profitable; blooming; a term often used by nubz looking for excuses on why they have something in their reef that does not belong there.
"The tangs in my 40 gallon are thriving", "All 13 fish in my pico throve until I forgot to feed them one day"
See also: successful, overstocked, reefnewb
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Very early, I regret taking him home actually. The dreaded impulse buy, couldn't contain myself.
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^ hate it when that happens....




your rockwerk is great!
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Thanks pismo!
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What lights are you using...???

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What lights are you using...???


Right now there is 1x65 10,000k PC and 1xRoyal Blue PC (each 65w).

I will be doubling that once my canopy is made.
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The tank is dope I love the aquascaping.

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Right now there is 1x65 10,000k PC and 1xRoyal Blue PC (each 65w).

I will be doubling that once my canopy is made.



So what fixture? Current USA Satellite? It looks great!!!

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It's a retrofit Coralife fixture. The colouration is from the Coralife bulbs, mostly the sexy Royal Blue bulbs they have now.
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Tank cycling verrry slowly. I rushed it. Damn, my bad. The animals I added are eating and are quite active, live and learn I guess.

Isn't it a bit wild that we can buy living things for a couple dollars?

Will update again once tank has finished it's recycle.
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BIG NEWS!

So I picked up another ballast and two more PC bulbs. I've decided I am going to go reef with this tank. 4x65w PC is the amount I now have. I especially want Green Star Polyps.

I'm going to move my spongeface crab to a 5.5g to live with a Pom Pom.

The Long Spine Urchin will be moving to a Cardinal breeding aquarium I will be setting up with a guy at work.

I'm pretty pumped.

Also, I finally got a Nitrates reading tonight. I believe the cycle is finally happening. My fault it has been so problematic.

Here are some pics of the new ballast (which will be fitted into a canopy my buddy is making me).

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The tank looks awesome. I really like youre rocks. The aquascape looks so good

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Awsome rock work and that background is sweet!

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Bubble Coral that I got for free because it was dying.

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GSP which hasn't opened yet.

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I can't get a good pic. Anyway, added more rock. Now up to about 72lbs.

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Moved the Spongehead Crab, added 2 Green Chromis.
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Here are some pics with flash to give you a better idea of how the tank looks:

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February 4th 2009

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Tank looks awesome I really like the gap between the live rock. Excellant

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thats a nice looking angel
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Thanks Gerbs!

pet, it's a Fisher's. First one I've seen, had to put him on hold. He really looks quite nice, the blue is neon and glows under the actinics.
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