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Alright so my 29g tank didn't fit in my room so i'm going to use a 10g.
A little bummed because I can't use my MH and refugium that i bought but i'll save it for something else i guess.

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Koralia 425
Zoo Med T5 Lighting with a 420nm bulb and a 10k bulb
10lbs of Pukani dry rock from Bulk reef supply
20lbs of pink Figi live sand
Fluval 205 canister filter with GFO and Carbon
Coralife Digital Temperature Reader

Current FTS (Sept.24. 2011):
FTS_10g_7.JPG

Edited by Zoafreak, 24 September 2011 - 04:52 PM.

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Here's what it looked like this morning
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Tank with sand!
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Sand storm is cleared up!
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bringing in some of my home grown Zoanthids this weekend!! Nitrates were about 5 and nitrites were 0, i didn't check ammonia but it doesn't smell bad.
So i'll just use some ugly zoanthids and GSP to see how my water chemistry is going.
My salinity is at 1.025
and my rock is looking awesome!!
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looks good, can't wait to see it all come together.

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paint the back of it and get that dumb coralife digi thermometer off the front :lol: BUT besides that looks nice

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paint the back of it and get that dumb coralife digi thermometer off the front :lol: BUT besides that looks nice

hahahaa good one chuck...
Yeah definately not painting the back cause that's more money and i already have the tank where i want it.
but the coralife is going on the side eventually when i put the rest of my equipement in the tank and rearrange all the cords!
Weekend is soon!!! time to get corals!!
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lol get some black vinyl on it then. Black backs look sooo much cleaner...unless you're going for that ADA look.

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look good!
25 cube
250wt Radium 20k, 4 x 24w giesemann actinic+, 16 x 6wt 420nm leds
asm g1-x
50wt ebo heater
SP 3000 powered by JBJ ATO
Deltec GFO reactor
Deltec carbon reactor
Aquamedic triple reef doser
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yeah ill just put a back drop on it.
today i put three small frags of zoanthids and a blue mushroom into my tank!! they look pretty good too :) pictures up soon
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here's some pictures!!
one blue mushroom and some awesome zoanthids with neon skirts with red in the center with a blue eye
mushroom_and_neons.JPG

here's some purple zoanthids and some random zoanthids
purple_zoanthids_with_randoms.JPG
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getting some algae... pics of the nasty coming soon
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nitrates were at 20ppm, and nitrites were at about 4/5. I did a 4g water change and will do another tomorrow. Also I'm thinking of throwing some chaeto in there in a little quarantine box i have. I need to drill holes in the box though so it can have flow through it.
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Got some Chaeto, 2 blue legged hermits, 1 nassarius snail, and two astrea snails today. Algae it in bloom
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Here's a pic of my home drilled acrylic box with some Chaeto in it. I walked into my LFS and talked about macro's for a while and they gave me some for free :D
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FTS
9/14/2011
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Edited by Zoafreak, 15 September 2011 - 04:49 PM.

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Algae is gone!! Hopefully no cyano...
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is the chaeto holder permanent?

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I like the aquascape, looking good ! :)

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is the chaeto holder permanent?

I kind of like it. I'm hoping to get a good pod response from it.
Also it has really helped with my water quality It made my nitrates and nitrites almost zero and they both were really bad, lol.
You think it looks ugly?? lol

I like the aquascape, looking good ! :)

Thanks :)
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Hey an updated FTS
9/16/2011
FTS_10g_6.jpg
Here's a pic of a kenyan tree i randomly found in my main tank, i thought i got all of them out...
Kenyan_tree_9_16_2011.jpg

and a better picture of my favorite zoa's, but still not as good as it could be...Neon_Zoanthids_9_16_2011.jpg
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haha well I wouldn't say ugly....but just a little out of place. Just my opinion though man, if you like it then keep it by all means. It probably looks different in person anyway lol

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lol well it's easier to explain if it is showing and i'm not setting up a fuge for a 10g...
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Haha true...well you could do a hob one for $65 http://www.aquatrade...4in-p/43016.htm

Not sure if you wanna spend extra $$$ though...after you bought all that equipment for the 30g