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So i decided to try sw for myself. First let me say i have never done any water tests on my two fw tanks or have i ever done tests in general. So with that in mind this is a whole new ball game for me. To start i purchased a 30 gallon long tank( its about 3 feet wide) I added sand on Dec 13th( about 45 lbs argonite?) and i purchased a whisper ex70 power filter. I have a koralia nano and 1( one on each side of the tank for water movement. The tank has been up and running like that since the 13th. On saturday the 18th i purchased 31 lbs of live rock. It was put in the tank that night. I know everyone says 2 lbs per gallon but the tank would be stuffed if i put 60 lbs of rock in it. It looks good with what is in it. ( I will post pics soon) So tonight leads me to water test number one of a million im sure. Here were my results, I went with the API saltwater master test kit. the scale was a color range so the numbers arent exact. I got my wife to help me determine about what they were.

PH 8.0-8.2
ammonia 0-0.25 ppm
nitrite 0.5 ppm
nitrate 7.0 ppm

I know they need to come down a little but let me know what you think. ALso i picked up some stuff off craigslist the other day. Let me know what i can use these for.

-Kent marine starter kit(comes with essential elements, pro-ammonia detox, and pro buffer dkh)
-Kent super buffer dkh
-kent garlic xtreme
-kordon rid fungus(herbal formula)
I got all of these for 10 bucks. figured i could use them. ALmost all of it is brand new.

So far this sw adventure has been fun. It is different looking at a tank for two weeks with nothing in it really except water. I have been keeping a total so far and with all my purchases i am still under 300 dollars. Thats for everything. And i have a heater on the tank too. Any suggestions please feel free. As i said i will get pics up soon. dance My Tanks Progress (more pics  added) 2/22/11 - Page 9 Dsc01313My Tanks Progress (more pics  added) 2/22/11 - Page 9 Dsc01314My Tanks Progress (more pics  added) 2/22/11 - Page 9 Dsc01315My Tanks Progress (more pics  added) 2/22/11 - Page 9 Dsc01316

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How long do you have to wait?anemone
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a cpl months^
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yea im not really into those anyways. I may get a couple frogspawns. I really like all the different zoas
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So less than a week away til the big frag swap. Cant wait to add a couple things and get some new pics. I may even look for a few more pieces of live rock and start building my rock piles up. The zoa and gsp love the new light. Most of the gsp is opening now. And i moved the zoa up some and it seems to like all the light.
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Alright well i am back. Alot has been going on but i have added several things to my tank. I will take pics this week and try to get them up. I have added a few pieces of green monti cap, a frag of purple digi, i have about 8 pieces of kenyi tree growing, a teal green candy cane(3 heads) i have also got a frag of green slimer, some xenia and 6 different very awesome zoa's. Some neon green or orange, so pics coming soon
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Oh yea i got a new light too. A 4 bulb t5 ho with two blues and two 10000k, With moonlights built in, Pretty sweet
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looking super....

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what's not to love about clowns?? one of my favorite salt water fish! Looks great.
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Nice to have you back! Can't wait to see the new pics! Hope you & your wife are doing well :)
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pitchurs plz!
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New pics finally up. Tell me what you think so far. And my rodi unit showed up today so i will probably mount that tomorrow in the laundry room and start doing my own water too. At least my top off water for now. I went with Bulk reef supply 5 stage unit. 75 gallons per day.
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The tank looks great! good
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Thanks alot everyone. Its fun stuff let me tell you
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Wow Barry what progress. Glad to see you back.
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i like the changes to the rock, made them into caves/arches!
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I love it Barry! Very cool zoas!! It is really coming together nicely. I also like what you have done with your rockwork. I'm jealous :) I need to add some stuff to my tank.
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looks like its coming a long but I didn't see a pic of the green slimmer?
congrats on your tank, you know I have to say this do you plan to get a bigger tank for the Tang when he gets big?

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I'm planning on upgrading in about 6 months.
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cwhip wrote:
you know I have to say this do you plan to get a bigger tank for the Tang when he gets big?

i was goin to ask this same Q but she beat me to it! lol that tang does seem to be a pretty good size
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nice frags!
i like the green monti caps!
and the zoas!
comming along nicely!
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I told you it was an addiction! welcome to the club:)

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we meet on wensdays!^^^^^^^^ lol
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Hello my name is:
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and I'm a REEFAHOLIC. lol!

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:) **** sheepishly raising hand too!

My name is April and I'm a reefaholic. I have been in the closet for over a year now.
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Actually the tang is about the same length as the clown. But thank u. Rodi install tonight!!


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Nice tank!!! I like how it is coming along. Yes that tang would be a lot happier in a longer tank. Tangs are fast swimmers and need room to swim.

My Name is Eric and I too am a REEFAHOLIC!!!! drool

Its a good thing my wife does not ask how much I pay for stuff. lol.
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