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I'm in the contest now. I hope its not to late to join.

Here is my entry photo

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And heres another pic after I filled it

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Sorry for the bad picture quality. My camera sucks plus i'm not very good at taking pics of my tanks.

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YAY! Another contestant! Good luck

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Thanks for the good luck! I guess I should probably post some specs. Everything is stock since i'm in the stock contest. I took out the ceramic rings and bio-balls. I am leaving in the activated carbon at least until the cycle is over and I will probably replace it every month or two. I also left in the sponge. I may leave it in or take it out later. I'm getting some LR/LS tommorow, i'll post a pic when I get it in. Thats about it for now.

 

Mat

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Today I picked up some LR/LS. The LFS just tore down someones tank so they had alot of nice LR that was literally purple from all the coraline. I got a few pieces of that and then some pieces of branching rock that did not have much color but have been in there for a month so they were mostly cured. It is all Figi and Tonga Branch rock. They were also nice enough to open a bag of LS and just sell me 5 lbs. I don't have any pics right now because the whole tank is a major sand storm. It is so cloudy I couldn't see what I was doing with the rock so I just threw it in there. Tommorow I'll stack it how I want it and then post a pic.

 

Mat

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sounds great! good luck!

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I stacked the rock today. I spent an hour and a half and I still don't like it but I just left it like this. I will probably restack it later today or tommorow but for now this is what it looks like.

 

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Please comment on my tank and tell me what you think.

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good start... what livestock did you have in mind?

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Welcome to the competition! Good luck!

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For coral i'm probably going to do a mix of softies and LPS. For fish one yellow clown gobie OR bi-color blennie. Then either a cleaner or fire shrimp and other critters (eg. snails, hermits, etc.) When I was at the store yesterday getting rock and sand they had these really nice orange zoos. I got them and put them in my 20h while this tank cycles then I'll move them over to this tank.

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I restacked the rock. Now I think it looks perfect!

 

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How do you guys like the new rock structure? Sorry about the reflections, how do you take pics without them? Do you take them at night?

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Welcome to the contest :)

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I liked my rock how it was, BUT..........the whole structure collapsed! I didn't feel like restacking it tonight so i'll fix it tommorow and post a pic. The ammonia has spiked. If it continues at this rate, i'll be done cycling by next weekend, i'll just have to see what happens.

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Well I finally decided to stack the rock. This is my third and hopefully final rock stacking. I tested my water yesterday and today and my nitrate peaked and is now starting to go down. Here is a picture of my new rock structure.

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On my rock there were some button polyps that happened to survive the cycle. Here is a picture of them.

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I think this aquascaping is much better than the first two.

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This is my favorite too. I liked the second one when I did it but now in comparison I think this one is much better. There are more shelf type places to put coral, which I will have LOTS of!

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I tested the water today and my nitrates were at 15 ppm. I am taking this as an indication that my cycle is almost over. I did a water change today (about 3/4-1 gallon) to help take care of the nitrates. I ordered some frags from SeaCrop which are scheduled to be delivered Thursday. I hope the tank is ready for them and if it isn't i'll just put them in my 20h until it is ready. I think it will be ready because all of my rock was fully cured. I will stop by the LFS to get some snails and hermits before my SeaCrop order comes.

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Today I tested my water again and did a water change. Tommorow my order from SeaCrop is coming. I will post pics of my order tommorow when I get it. I did not have a chance to get any inverts and I can't spare any from my 20 gallon. I hope everthing is fine. I also added some frags from my 20 gallon.

 

Here is a Xenia frage I added.

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Here is a mushroom I added.

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Here is a full tank shot.

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pretty mushroom... what kind is it?

 

 

Aquascaping looks great. Good mixing of different LR.

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I'm not really sure. It just came on a piece of LR when I set up my 20 gallon. It was in a cave in that tank and I thought since it wasn't doing anything there, it would be nice in this tank so I moved it over.

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it'll look really nice when it starts to spread.

 

Put my on the frag list... haha..

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Theres actually 2 shrooms on that rock. It spread in the 20 gallon too. There are 2 shrooms in the sand in the 20 gallon. And it spread like that even though it was in a cave. I can't imagine how fast it will spread right out in the open. I'm probably gonna glue those shrooms onto this rock in this tank.

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