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 My Tanks Progress (more pics added) 2/22/11

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PostSubject: My Tanks Progress (more pics added) 2/22/11   My Tanks Progress (more pics  added) 2/22/11 - Page 10 Icon_minitime12/20/2010, 9:43 pm

First topic message reminder :

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 10 Dsc01313My Tanks Progress (more pics  added) 2/22/11 - Page 10 Dsc01314My Tanks Progress (more pics  added) 2/22/11 - Page 10 Dsc01315My Tanks Progress (more pics  added) 2/22/11 - Page 10 Dsc01316

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PostSubject: Re: My Tanks Progress (more pics added) 2/22/11   My Tanks Progress (more pics  added) 2/22/11 - Page 10 Icon_minitime2/24/2011, 3:59 pm

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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PostSubject: Re: My Tanks Progress (more pics added) 2/22/11   My Tanks Progress (more pics  added) 2/22/11 - Page 10 Icon_minitime2/24/2011, 5:36 pm

Actually my wife brought the tang home for valentines. She hates my freshwater tanks and has became hooked on the reef thing. She sits and looks and trys to find new stuff all the time. Weather it be a new feather duster. Or she was counting one of my zoa frags and seen where there are two new polyps on it. She found two tiny star fish on one of the rocks. So yea shes looking at it hard.
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PostSubject: Re: My Tanks Progress (more pics added) 2/22/11   My Tanks Progress (more pics  added) 2/22/11 - Page 10 Icon_minitime2/24/2011, 5:39 pm

super your wife is involved in your FISH HOBBY...
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PostSubject: Re: My Tanks Progress (more pics added) 2/22/11   My Tanks Progress (more pics  added) 2/22/11 - Page 10 Icon_minitime2/26/2011, 7:59 pm

i see it's slowly turning more and more into a reef lol i love it lol!
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PostSubject: Re: My Tanks Progress (more pics added) 2/22/11   My Tanks Progress (more pics  added) 2/22/11 - Page 10 Icon_minitime3/13/2011, 10:19 pm

So i scored a pretty good deal on another light today. ITs a 36 inch dual power compact with a single halide in the center. I got that and a circulation pump for mixing salt water for ....... 50 bucks. The light is going to completly cover my tank front to back side to side. I just need to mount it on top of my canopy. Will post pics next week of it. ANd a few new corals.
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Sounds like you got a good buy!!
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Well I looked online today and found a very similar light listed on sale for 500.00
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you know if you keep your Montipora on the sandbed it will scroll to reach the light
like this. they tend to grow straight out when mounted high on the rock work.
just a thought:)
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hmm i will remember that. So i took the new light apart today and cleaned it real good. COme to find out its got two 36 inch pc's. 96 watts 50/50 and the halide is a 250 watt 15000k bulb. Pretty sweet deal for 50 bucks. cleaned up really nice. I just need to modify my canopy to hold it. Cant wait.
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nice job, the tank looks great. any plans for more fish or are you keeping the fish level low?

everyone looks happy and healthly
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ive heard that about monti's and sand.. i just dont have the space to put one there lol but i think im going to move my acans up into the rock so they spread out instead of growing in a ball.
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Well I picked up a sweet drilled tank with some stuff last night. Pics after I clean it
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dang in a year that tank is gonna be EPIC!!!! nice work.
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