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  1. New 15 gal aqueous column

    New lights from Nanobox Reef.
  2. New 15 gal aqueous column

    No coral yet. Only the hitch hikers that were on one of the rocks and what everyone says is a fan worm that is in a snail shell. Hope to have light kit from Nanobox by next weekend so I can install. Then I will start with the coral.
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    Alk at 10.2 and Ca at 460. Seem safe from what I researched. But is it more important to keep them stable. Also, how do you adjust either if they fluctuate? Ps. Shrimp is still looking strong.
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    I do not test ca and alk,but will get kits. Are the ones below any good? Shrimp was acclimated for about 4 hours. Closed bag floating in tank water for 15 mins, then clipped open on top of water and every 10 mins added small amounts of tank water.
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    Green algae gone. Took the one rock that had it out and scrubed with tooth brush. Took out some of the polyps that came on my first rocks, but no more algae. Added a cleaner shrimp. He molted the first night in the tank ( I think Sept. 9). He molted again last night. Checked ammonia, nitrate and nitrate, all are 0. The sg 1.024 and pH 8.2. Hopefully he is ok. Do you all leave the shrimp shell in the tank for it to get eaten? I've read mixed info on this. One of the hermits took over a snail shell. Crazy hermit. Finally put order in for retro fit Nanobox lights from Dave. Once that comes in, time to start the corals.
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    Added first fish last weekend. All readings for ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate at 0. Still got green algae and some that looks grey.
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    The ammonia reading is either 0.0 or 0.25. Hard to tell. Nitrite is 0.0. And nitrate is either 80 or 160. I guess water change time. How much should I do? Also, got a snail shell (no snail) but something sticking out of a pin hole on the side. It goes in every once in a while. On the left side of the shell in the first picture.
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    Some numbers. 0.25 ammonia, 0.25 nitrite, and 40 nitrate. Still no alge growth. Test in a couple more days I guess? The waiting game. Patience my friend.
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    For the hob filter floss, is it ok to use pillow filler? I currently use this on my fresh water canister filter. Really cheap.
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    More angles.
  11. New 15 gal aqueous column

    10 lbs more live rock.
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    I know a clown fish and a banded coral shrimp. If possible, I would do smaller shrimp also. The LFS said to start with a green chromis (died within 6 hrs of putting in the tank on Monday) to start the cycle. Also bought 2 turbo snails ( LFS said they were) which have not moved since put in the tank, and 2 small hermit crabs ( they are still moving). The green chromis was not looking to health when I got it home (deep breathing and a what looked like a bruise by its mouth). I do trust this store though. I've been dealing with them for my greasy water tank for over a year. Win some/lose some.
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    Thanks for the info. So far 3 lbs rock. I plan on getting more. Still original lights. Looking for lights and small powerhead to put in. What do you put in the HOB for filter material?
  15. I started this up this weekend. Bought this live rock from local fish store and think I got a little surprise. Anyone know what is in the rock? Sorry for double picture could not figure out how to delete.