AquaLara's 2G cube
Posted 06 February 2012 - 12:41 PM
Posted 06 February 2012 - 03:46 PM
Posted 06 February 2012 - 06:42 PM
Posted 08 February 2012 - 01:10 PM
Water parameters day 11 AND 12 (same results both days):
I will skip tomorrow, test Friday, and then I'll be gone skiing for the weekend (Yay!). Maybe when I get back, I will have a nice surprise? I'd love to add a CUC next week, but I guess I'll take it a day at a time for now. I'm proud of myself for being so well behaved. I can be stubborn and impatient. I know that my patience will pay off though. I don't want my impatience to lead to dead things or tank crashes.
Edited by Aqualara, 08 February 2012 - 01:11 PM.
Posted 08 February 2012 - 02:37 PM
Also, I had a ridiculous amount of diatoms -- everything had a layer of brown dust on it, but it's all gone now... Does this mean something?
Posted 09 February 2012 - 07:37 AM
Tested the water today (day 13), and this is what I got:
Nitrate results have been trending lighter these past few days. So, in a few days, it has gone down from 20 to 10. How is this possible? I haven't changed any water...
Edited by Aqualara, 09 February 2012 - 07:37 AM.
Posted 09 February 2012 - 11:27 AM
btw what color combination did you go with for your par30?
Posted 09 February 2012 - 09:39 PM
Posted 10 February 2012 - 04:09 AM
Posted 10 February 2012 - 04:51 AM
Posted 10 February 2012 - 02:02 PM
Comments or suggestions about equipment? Am I missing anything?
Posted 10 February 2012 - 05:32 PM
Posted 12 February 2012 - 12:32 PM
@want949: Oh yes, that.... I have a floating glass one now, but I plan on getting digital one soon.
@joeyhatch11: I'm still not comfortable having a fish in there. I'd really like 3 sexy shrimp, so I'm going to stick with that. If I had 4+ gallons, I'd consider a goby, but not in this one.
Water parameters day 16:
WHOA. I think my cycle is done, and I think I need a water change...or 3. YAY! Time for CUC :-) Probably Wednesday. I won't have time to go to my LFS the next few days.
Edited by Aqualara, 12 February 2012 - 12:33 PM.
Posted 14 February 2012 - 02:13 PM
2 cerith snails
1 nassarius (because they are just awesome)
1 blue legged hermit
Guy at the store threw in two teeeenie mushrooms for free -- a bluish striped one and a red one with green polka dots.
I'll be getting a couple corals this weekend -- I'll post pics then
Posted 19 February 2012 - 08:24 AM
I got some corals last week, and a couple yesterday, and that was all fine (some zoas, a duncan, a mushroom, tiny galaxia coral (will go into the 40B soon), but then...
I saw this cute little nem, and the guy was telling me it stays that big and it's the most wonderful thing ever. I tried to look it up on my phone but didn't have good reception so I couldn't get more info on the little thing. Anywho. I put it in the tank when I got home and looked it up.
It's a tulip anemone. And it is the prettiest thing I've ever seen. and it is STUCK. I think I'm gonna have to take some rocks out and kill the sucker.
I'll get some updated pics of the tank as soon as the lights come on. The zoas look nothing like they did in the pics, but I'll elaborate on that once I have the pics up.
Yay :-) Water change today.
Posted 19 February 2012 - 10:09 AM
Posted 19 February 2012 - 02:28 PM
I'm kind of mad about the corals I received, because my keds reds and spartan's pride zoas/palys are just kind of brownish, and I paid a good amount for them. I also have snake palys, but they never even opened Will the colors get better over time? Right now I have a couple of screens over the tank so I can slowly have them adjust to my par30.
Galaxia coral and snail:
This is supposed to be keds reds:
These are supposed to be spartan's pride palys:
Posted 19 February 2012 - 02:34 PM
Posted 19 February 2012 - 02:53 PM
I think this tank covered in zoas would be fantastic.
+1 the zoas
sigh, I love these ADA / Do Aqua tanks... Even empty. So nice. Nice start on the tank, look forward to more updates!