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Now I want to know where do you order your liverocks, those are awesome!



I got if from a LFS called Blue Planet Aquariums here in McDonough, GA. They had some pretty cool pieces.

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I'm excited to see your tank take shape! I'm putting together a JBJ 3 gallon for work and I want to use uncured LR like yours! Now I just need to find some!

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could you get closeups of the different species of zoas you have?
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I'm excited to see your tank take shape! I'm putting together a JBJ 3 gallon for work and I want to use uncured LR like yours! Now I just need to find some!



The uncured rock was a bit frustrating at first due to the unseen Aiptasia that came out of nowhere and the eel was kinda tricky to remove but overall Im happy. My peppermint shrimp ate all the Aiptasia :)

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Well I finally got a Firefish and a cool decently priced Acan frag today

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Nice additions! How are they looking in the tank?

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Nice additions! How are they looking in the tank?


So far they have been great. Apollo(Firefish) is all over the tank. Very friendly
Acan has "plumped up" a bit and I could see its sweepers moving around.

My tank looks a bit crazy at the moment. Its hard getting a shot of Apollo.

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Few new pics. I need to get another DSLR so I can have better control over photo settings
My snails have cleaned EVERYTHING, even my Koralia. But they are everywhere. There's a few crawling around in the rear chambers in the filters....
I added a 3 head frogspawn

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I'm pretty new to this, too. The epoxy putty works well but it's hard to get things to stick without some of it showing. Hopefully, things in your tank (and mine) will grow enough that eventually you won't be able to see any the putty around the edges. Good luck. It's amazing how big your 8g looks.

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Nice addition! Your Apollo is awesome!

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Looks great so far! ;)

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I'm pretty new to this, too. The epoxy putty works well but it's hard to get things to stick without some of it showing. Hopefully, things in your tank (and mine) will grow enough that eventually you won't be able to see any the putty around the edges. Good luck. It's amazing how big your 8g looks.


Thanks! I hope so lol It's all in the angle on how you take the pics because I laugh about how big the tank looks in pictures then put my cooler next to it and realize its small :mellow: lol

Looks great so far! ;)


Thanks!

Nice addition! Your Apollo is awesome!


Thank you!

Lets see what happens now.......

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Currently, my tank sits on top of my bar with the wires pretty much going to a corner on the kitchen counter. Kinda sloppy but in a neat way. Well, I was bored and decided to start building a pedestal type stand and a place to hide wires and store goodies.
So far, I've spent about $15 on wood and screws. This is just the core of the stand that I built; there is still much needed (sides, door, shelves, top, bottom with feet, additional bracing, paint)
I "planked" on it and it held me well lol Im about 185lbs


DIY FTW


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Looking forward too the next post! :lol:
Sorry if i hurt anybody. Its not by choice, just bad spelling

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Let me know how the MP10 works out.. I have a brand new one sitting next to my 8 gallon Cadlight but i'm afraid its much too powerful even at its lowest setting. Seems like a waste to me. And wow a snowflake eel as a hitchhiker?? thats awesome..

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Looking forward too the next post! :lol:



Work has had me very busy, so no progress on my stand.. <_< lol

But here's a new shot. I rescaped some LR on the right and moved the LR on the right forward for a future LPS or ricordea garden
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Let me know how the MP10 works out.. I have a brand new one sitting next to my 8 gallon Cadlight but i'm afraid its much too powerful even at its lowest setting. Seems like a waste to me. And wow a snowflake eel as a hitchhiker?? thats awesome..


MP10 isnt bad. Its lowest setting was less flow than my Koralia Nano 240. So you got room to play. I usually keep power in the first quarter range. Anything higher and my frogspawn dances like crazy. Also my sand is not disturbed. Acan loves the flow along the bottom. Plus nightime mode is nice

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MP10 isnt bad. Its lowest setting was less flow than my Koralia Nano 240. So you got room to play. I usually keep power in the first quarter range. Anything higher and my frogspawn dances like crazy. Also my sand is not disturbed. Acan loves the flow along the bottom. Plus nightime mode is nice


Yea, I installed my MP10 in my tank today. You're right it's not too bad. I just hope it doesn't blow away my corals when i start to add them...

What is night time mode??

Nevermind, i just found the instructions online.

http://ecotechmarine...Revision1.1.pdf

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So how are things?
lol i want your zoas snap some pictures ....closeups :)
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So how are things?
lol i want your zoas snap some pictures ....closeups :)



Things are ok. I got a nice outbreak of cyano outbreak over my sand right now omgomgomg
Hopefully it clears up soon.

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Hey :) what do you use for the filter section?
Are you using the original filter basket with innovative marine's sponges or putting something else??

I recently got the chemipure elite and purigen, but then it seems like using the filter basket won't let the flow through the filter, so I just threw it away.

I'm just wondering how you are doing it, your tank looks nice :D

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Hey :) what do you use for the filter section?
Are you using the original filter basket with innovative marine's sponges or putting something else??

I recently got the chemipure elite and purigen, but then it seems like using the filter basket won't let the flow through the filter, so I just threw it away.

I'm just wondering how you are doing it, your tank looks nice :D



Thanks. I currently use stock filters plus Purigen. I plan on replacing the filter set up soon.
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Just and idea but have you thought about ditching the stock filter chamber. I ended up putting cheato in the first chamber with a small submersible 10watt halogen light for growth. I then hung a bag mixed with carbon and rowaphos in the last chamber. I have my heater in the second chamber just like you. I don't know if you have the the light fixture from boostled, but it has some white plastic screws that are perfect to hang the bag from right where the water flows to the last chamber. I have the exact same set up as you except I have an ocreef par38 bulb.

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just checken out the thread,any news?
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marking this.. nice tank