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Old 09/24/2007, 11:10 PM
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My own reef log!!!!! 10g reef.

Hey guys! The day has finally come. I have my own reeflog! I have a few pics of the setup.
Specs:

equip:
10g AGA
50 watt heater
penguin 350 power filter
mini jet 404 and 606
7 lbs of LR
15 lbvs of LS
Tropic Marin salt

Details:
Ammonia-.25 ppm
Nitrites-0ppm
Nitrates-0ppm
Ph-8.3

Fish/inverts corals:
(Nothign in yet)
Plans:
2 Ocellaris Clowns
a variety of snails/hermits
a few mushrooms
a few zoas
and some LPS





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At this point my plans are to wait for the cycle to start, then ill get my cleanup crew, and QT the clowns. I also need info on how to get the cycle in the QT going. I am using an old freshwater powerfilter, and i dropped in a few copeods to see if i can get some bacteria growing, however, need some advice. Also, I was wondering since my rock if fully cured, what I shoudl do to start my cycle. Should I drop a cocktail shrimp in or should I just wait? Thansk for looking! I will be updating with pics and stuff so please tag along! Thanks guys.
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Old 09/25/2007, 12:18 AM
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Re: My own reef log!!!!! 10g reef.

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At this point my plans are to wait for the cycle to start-Brett

I feel your pain!
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Old 09/25/2007, 12:22 AM
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whatever you do don't rush things
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Old 09/25/2007, 10:56 AM
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I would get that towel out from under it next water change. It will be a soggy, moldy mess in about 2 months. It will also smell terrible. You can put cocktail shrimp in, but more than likely even though you rock us "cured" it will have a little die off and produce some waste. There should be some bacteria on it to get your cycle going.
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Old 09/25/2007, 11:44 AM
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what is the lighting on the 10g
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Old 09/25/2007, 01:57 PM
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I would take out those biowheels from your filter, they will be nitrate factories and your liverock serves as you biofilter so you don't really need them anyway.
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Old 09/25/2007, 01:58 PM
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you could jumpstart the cycle by putting in some marine pellets. That way you aren't putting any critters in danger from the cycle.
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Old 09/25/2007, 06:04 PM
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ok cool. thanks. the lighting is Dual Satellite Light Fixture with 2 x 40W SunPaq lamps.
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Old 09/25/2007, 10:39 PM
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the only thing I would recomend is to create more "caves" in your rock work
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Old 09/27/2007, 06:34 PM
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hey everyone. came home from school this afternoon to find a lot of new "things" on my rock!
First, i foudn abotu a dozen smalll feather dusters. I found a few spots of some green algae on the rocks, abd found two of what i think to be glass anenome (?). I will post a few pics tonight. The display tanks still has no reading of ammonia, nitrates, or nitrites, but my QT, which was setup at the same time as my display, has about 1 ppm of ammonia...thanks!
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Old 09/27/2007, 07:57 PM
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did you take out the bio wheels???!!!
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Old 09/27/2007, 09:29 PM
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yepp, i did. Also, guys, when do you think it'd be okay to put in a few hermit crabs. I have so algea growing on the ricks, and i want to jump on it now before it gets to late. Do i need to wait for the cycle to end before i put in the hermits/snails...or what?
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Old 09/30/2007, 11:01 AM
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hey guys! today im goign to get my 2 clowns and a cleanup crew. im going to QT the clowns for at least another week or two! I will post pics tonight! thanks!
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Old 09/30/2007, 08:18 PM
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Hey guys, today, day 7 of the tank, i went out and bought 2 astrea sanils, 2 margarita snals, and 4 scarlet hermits. All seem to be doing great and they add a little "life" to the tank. I also bought a sargeant major damsel which i will later on give back to my aunt who lent me him/her to "start" the tank.
However, the best purchase of the day were my 2 new ocellaris clowns! They are doign wonderful in the QT tank, and swimming aroudn and eating liek machines! Here are a few pics of the new scaping and the QT:

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Old 09/30/2007, 08:19 PM
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Old 09/30/2007, 08:22 PM
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where did you get your clowns?
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Old 09/30/2007, 08:24 PM
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That Fish Place, which is my LFS. why?
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Old 09/30/2007, 08:25 PM
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do they look healthy/good to you?
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Old 09/30/2007, 09:15 PM
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They look pretty healthy, but just know, they are almost certainly tank-raised clowns and that I hope you are feeding mysis shrimp, because as a natural color enhancer, it will really make their colors pop. as will the light fixture you have over your 10g.

BTW: how long do you plan on having them in QT?
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Old 09/30/2007, 09:27 PM
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yea i love the fixture. at this point, im feedign them copoeds, with seaclon, and formual one marine pellets. Thast just what my LFS reccommeded. If you think i shoudl go with mysis shrimp ill order some tonight. and i plan on having them in the QT for about a week, maybe two. Sound good?
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Old 10/02/2007, 06:35 PM
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Hey everyone, everythings great today. tests look right on track, and im deffinetly excited for some corals. I think im going to go with a few mushrooms, a few zoos, and a frogspawn at first, and see how that does. Please comment! thanks.
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Old 10/02/2007, 06:57 PM
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How are you liking the lighting? I've got a similar light (2x40w) over my 10g and it seems to be pretty decent, yet not heat the tank up over 80 degrees.

I like the look of yours better though, as it is a bit lower profile than my mine.
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Old 10/02/2007, 08:01 PM
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i love it. it gets to about 81 at tops, but that rarely happens!
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Old 10/05/2007, 06:04 PM
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hey guys. my tank is doign greta and i have a few coral questions. I am goign to order my corals off live aquaria this weekend, probally sunday. I want to get either a frogspawn or a torch, and a nano soft coral pack (http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...catid=2033&N=0)

Do you think this woudl be good for my first few corals?
 

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