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Week One

Posted 01/25/2014 at 02:09 AM by zitra

My tank has one week anniversary and so far it seems to be going well.


Well, the tank is doing well, I am learning.

Lesson number one: Do not stuff the fluidized bed filters!

First few days I was battling the Deltec FR509s quite a bit. I guess the main problem was putting way too much media inside. Now I realized I...
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Cannister or sump/skimmer?

Posted 01/24/2014 at 03:08 PM by Sk8r

Canister or sump/skimmer? how to decide.
Modern canister filters can cost as much as a large sump---
They ARE good: but their goodness mostly has application to fish-only setups. This isn't to say you couldn't run a softie tank with one---we ran a nice little softie/small fish tank in a 30 long with a Penguin filter, no sump. It had algae; but hey, it was healthy.
To run a fish-only, even with a monster filter, you're going to need to do filter-cleaning: to run a sump, nope,...
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Getting there

Posted 01/19/2014 at 12:06 PM by zitra

So after some waiting the tank arrived last week and this weekend was dedicated to finishing the setup.

This is how I ended today:


I am pretty happy with it. There is a mixture of live rock and dead rock (the big one in the middle) in the tank. Aragonite sand on the bottom (1-3mm). In the sump there is deep sand of finer sand mixed...
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Error. Plz remove his post

Posted 01/12/2014 at 01:46 PM by BradR
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Always looking for premium SPS pieces
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New Member, New Blog, New Tank, Newbie!

Posted 01/05/2014 at 06:17 AM by zitra
Updated 01/05/2014 at 06:18 AM by zitra (fixing Hydor link)
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Hi Everyone!

It was inevitable! It had to happen! I could not resist anymore! I was bitten by the saltwater!

For a while now I am keeping african cichlids (Malawi Mbunas) and for months I have been reading about saltwater aquariums. And about month ago (December 2013) I have decided to build one smallish marine tank. And because I have been doing so much reading here on RC I decided to register and try to keep the track of my progress via this blog.

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