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i have posted elsewhere but now, i decided to create my own thread. Started on Dec. 24th 2011. there's about 3/4-1" live sand and 9 lbs of live rock.
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14 days later
diatom on the heater
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a few days go by
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light mod... but needs better system
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today
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damn - nice cycle :D. so the edge2 is like a edge thats twice as tall?

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the edge 2 refers to the led lighting. they come in 6 and 12g versions. they are white boxed vs the older black box ones with halogen

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damn - nice cycle :D. so the edge2 is like a edge thats twice as tall?

yeah and the weight of the tank is bending the plastic display stand :o

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Well thats not good...lol move it? And I didn't know - I had a chi...wonder if they ever made a chi2

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I have the 12 gallon edge as well. I am running the stock lights with 3 ecoxotic ecopico led strips. Probably going to have to swap out the stock lights. Can I have the info on the lights you installed. Also are you going to add anymore rock to your scape. A few people have been saying I need more live rock in my tank (I also have 9lbs)? Looking forward on seeing your tank progress. Good luck with it.

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^thanks!
i need to re-scape the rocks. i will look at other LFS because the one i go to has coral looking rocks and that's not what i am going for. i was going to post a picture of my tank and ask people here if it's suitable for anemone and other corals in the future.

i bought LED reverse lights from ebay. found an old router power supply and it was 12V output so it suited the LED. spliced the wires and that's it!. i'm not really happy with my craftsmanship so i will re-do it before having any corals in there.

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Jan. 16th 2012
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That was cool :happy:

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What's your CUC? I've got 4 scarlet hermits and 5 nerite snail and 1 cerith snail but they dont seem like they are doing too much. The sand bed is really clean but there is still diatoms on the back of the tank and some green hair algae on one piece of live rock (inherited from the LFS, it's not spreading). Should I get more? Maybe a emerald crab?

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i'm no expert on that matter but i have some sort of conch and the other one is a Astrae snail. amazing difference. the LR that they touched, looks bleached. i will upload a photo soon.

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Just a little tip. If you run your day lights for a shorter time or none at all it should help the diatom blooms.

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true, i'm gonna reduce it to 8hr per day instead of 11

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Family picture! :wub:
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The time lapse vid was cool, the CUC did a top job

Is the cycle finished ?

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Awesome video.

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Cycle was done. But I added sand and a bit of nitrite had show up so I guess I have to wait a bit more to have everything going back to 0

I will post the New aqua-scape pictures either tonight or tomorrow

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One of the many hitch hikers. good thing i dipped this peice. there was a worm!
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i think they are on strike...*video*
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Tank is coming together nicely. What all came on the frag? Looks like a couple of things

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i can't ID them but i will take a better picture tonight

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looking good. That is a nice little tank.

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SEE THE ORANGE WORM ON THE FRAG??? IS IT HARMFUL?
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RODI
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installed the float shut off valve
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Shrimp HH?
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what do we call ths red "thing" that's on the rock?
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bad stuff going on. what's the spyder-looking thing that in the zoa? it killed something else before too.
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again here!
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take that spider out imeditely and check every polyp inside of any polyps u have in bright light.u have a extremely hazardous pest called zoa spiders they literaly go in polyps

the shrimp is ok mysis shrimp

your snail is carrying a stony coral choking algae

i wouldnt worry about the bristle worms

return the snail......very serious hard to control algae if it gets in your tank.almost impossible to get rid of

check your glass for red flatworms

the curled up shrip from dip is safe copeopod

post 20 closeup pictures of everything in your tank.pm me and ill look around.

Edited by Builder Anthony, 28 February 2012 - 11:23 PM.

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