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coralcor's RSM with new tunze and in tank stuff! new fish soon i hope

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ok so i whent out and got a used RSM with 30-40 pounds of live rock live sand and what ever corals were atached to the rock i picked it up sunday so far im loveing it ok now with the pics

 

the stock protein skimmer has been modded. about an inch was cut off the bottem to make it skimm better its working great so far.

 

FTS

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small ric

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small white pulsing Pom Pom Xenia

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i think its a small red mushroom

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this is a different mushroom

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this is a red palte coral of some sort its still a little stressed

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this one is going to tern green or yellow

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and what is this?

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i have a small CUC it came with the tank it is 2 snails and 2 hermitcrabs..... i no i gota get more any suggestions

 

 

(sorry for any spelling errors in advance)

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What kind of substrate is that?

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What kind of substrate is that?

 

thanks :D

 

im not sure im thinking its a mix the person i bought it from made 1/2 black sand 1/2 normal i like it i gota get more theirs only like 1/4 of an inch of sand i was hoping at least 1/2-3/4 maybe an inch

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That is 40 # of rock? You may want to get more to fill in the open areas. Up to you

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so did you just cut off the flaps that hang down on the side of the skimmer?

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so did you just cut off the flaps that hang down on the side of the skimmer?

yes im pretty sure thats what he did i bought it modded but i took it out yesterday(impeller was stuck) ill ask him. next time i see him on.

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so did you just cut off the flaps that hang down on the side of the skimmer?

"What I did with the skimmer is just cut about an inch , maybe less off the bottom with a dremel rotory saw. That allowed the skimmer to sink into the sump a little lower which made the foam rise to just the right height. I had the tank for a year before the mod and the foam in the skimmer was always abit too low to skim properly as most red sea owners know. Since the mod the skimmer is much more efficient."

 

thats what the guy i bought it from said he did

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ok i did some tests they were all good

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just a top down shot

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full tank shot

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i had to go buy a new heater my other one broke. glass broke. good thing it broke all in one peice, so i only had to fish one peice out...... to bad it fell in to the CHAMBER OF DEATH!! took like an 1/2 hour to get it out lol

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The easiest way to get into the chamber of death is to take the hinge pins out. Then block up the hood and dive in

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The easiest way to get into the chamber of death is to take the hinge pins out. Then block up the hood and dive in

lol yea i unhinged the back hinges and used a wrench to loosen the lock line, then pulled the pumps out and dove in. lol :haha:

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they were on that tight? Mine just come off by hand, maybe the previous owner put them on there nice and snug

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they were on that tight? Mine just come off by hand, maybe the previous owner put them on there nice and snug

yea i tried with my hand but couldent so got the wrench, now there just hand tight.

 

i want to get one of those spining deflectors.

 

i also want to get a cleening shrimp.

 

i also need to get more of a CUC i have 3 snails and 2 blue HC, what els should i get?

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what kind of snails do you currently have?

i have no clue LOL they came with the tank to. um ill ask the guy i bought the tank from right now ill get back to you on that.

 

Wow, you finally got the RSM. Congrats! Does this mean more house chores? :)

Thanks

yea gota keep my room and the room with the tank cleen

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and what is this?

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If your talking about the brownish palys in the front. Most call them button polyps. Some people think they are too plain .... but...they are actually one of my faves, very under-rated. They can get a nice green center under the right conditions and glow nicely under actinics. Mine liked lower light, so might want too keep them near the bottom and off to the side. Under high light they wont color up very much.

 

 

Good looking tank so far...so let it settle awhile ..then FILL IT UP with corals. Will be tagging along.

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If your talking about the brownish palys in the front. Most call them button polyps. Some people think they are too plain .... but...they are actually one of my faves, very under-rated. They can get a nice green center under the right conditions and glow nicely under actinics. Mine liked lower light, so might want too keep them near the bottom and off to the side. Under high light they wont color up very much.

 

 

Good looking tank so far...so let it settle awhile ..then FILL IT UP with corals. Will be tagging along.

coool thanks i got them about in the middle of the tank now. may ill move them back to the bottom

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i think the 1st fish im going to get is going to be an orange clown and a black clown then im gona wait a while whill i save some $.

 

but im also going to get a cleaner shrimp. there so cool

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ok i just got home and was starign at the tank!! and one of my red mushrooms is like maby 2x the size it was yesterday, do they rley grow that fast? heres a pic DSC_0019.jpg

 

and my pulsing xenia is pulsing up a storm! its so cool to watch

 

heres a snail.(think its a turbo) DSC_0008-1.jpg

 

im starting to wonder about this place coral its not coloring up yet, one of my snails love to be on it and a blue leg

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and what kind of flow do rics need i thought it was low to med but this guy isnt looking so happy

 

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well he dosent look to bad.... but if he needs less flow, hes prob in the medium range i no right where to put him

 

as im sitting here im looking at the tank and i saw this DSC_0078.jpg

what is it? is it good or bad?

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was just staring at the tank more and i saw sum thing at looked like a mouse under water like rely small i couldn't get a pic but it was cool and ive discovered 3 starfish rely small

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The monti cap doesn't look so hot. The white areas are most likely dead. If it doesn't improve in a few days remvoe those areas.

 

It didn't look good even when you took your first few pictures.

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