Dannyboy17

The beginning of a 65g REEF

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65g

40lbs Ocean Direct Live Sand

72 lbs of Live Rock

2x Koralia 2

1x Koralia 1

Eheim Wet Dry

 

Current Stock list:

20 Hermits

1 Mexican Turbo Snails

1 Long Spine Urchin

4 Astrea Snails

4 Black Turbos

GSP

Bubble

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Now from the start...

 

January 12th 2009

 

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January 14th

 

Added water and live rock. Also adjusted flow patterns so that I would get the flow patterns I wanted with the live rock set up.

 

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I love Angels and Butterflys :(

 

I am going to do a 40g Breeder below it in a few months time, got some Euphyllia's growing at work in case I do a reef then.

 

Whiteshark, I am not doing a skimmer. I never have (although if I get enough grief I might have to change my ways...). I am going to grow some Caulerpa in there, hoping to help keep things balanced.

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January 18th 2009

 

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Added 17 more pounds of Live Rock.

 

Traded a EHIEM 2213 for an EHIEM Wet Dry....sweet!

 

Added a Long Spine Urchin and a Spongeface Crab.

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What lights are you using...???

 

Right now there is 1x65 10,000k PC and 1xRoyal Blue PC (each 65w).

 

I will be doubling that once my canopy is made.

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Right now there is 1x65 10,000k PC and 1xRoyal Blue PC (each 65w).

 

I will be doubling that once my canopy is made.

 

 

So what fixture? Current USA Satellite? It looks great!!!

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It's a retrofit Coralife fixture. The colouration is from the Coralife bulbs, mostly the sexy Royal Blue bulbs they have now.

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Tank cycling verrry slowly. I rushed it. Damn, my bad. The animals I added are eating and are quite active, live and learn I guess.

 

Isn't it a bit wild that we can buy living things for a couple dollars?

 

Will update again once tank has finished it's recycle.

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BIG NEWS!

 

So I picked up another ballast and two more PC bulbs. I've decided I am going to go reef with this tank. 4x65w PC is the amount I now have. I especially want Green Star Polyps.

 

I'm going to move my spongeface crab to a 5.5g to live with a Pom Pom.

 

The Long Spine Urchin will be moving to a Cardinal breeding aquarium I will be setting up with a guy at work.

 

I'm pretty pumped.

 

Also, I finally got a Nitrates reading tonight. I believe the cycle is finally happening. My fault it has been so problematic.

 

Here are some pics of the new ballast (which will be fitted into a canopy my buddy is making me).

 

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The tank looks awesome. I really like youre rocks. The aquascape looks so good

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Bubble Coral that I got for free because it was dying.

 

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GSP which hasn't opened yet.

 

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I can't get a good pic. Anyway, added more rock. Now up to about 72lbs.

 

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Moved the Spongehead Crab, added 2 Green Chromis.

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Thanks Gerbs!

 

pet, it's a Fisher's. First one I've seen, had to put him on hold. He really looks quite nice, the blue is neon and glows under the actinics.

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