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Old 12/28/2007, 01:27 PM   #1
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My new tank (pics only)

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Old 12/28/2007, 01:34 PM   #2
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That stand looks questionable as to its ability to support the weight of that tank. Is it solidly constructed?

Tanks looks good though, I bet you cannot wait to get some animals in there!


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Old 12/28/2007, 01:36 PM   #3
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the stand is a end table, very solid. You have no idea how ecited i am to get fish but first i have to get the water temp down to 75 its at 82 now.


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Old 12/28/2007, 01:37 PM   #4
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the stand is a end table, very solid. You have no idea how excited i am to get fish but first i have to get the water temp down to 75 its at 82 now.


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Old 12/28/2007, 01:37 PM   #5
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Looking good so far. What fish do you have in mind?


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Old 12/28/2007, 01:42 PM   #6
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as far as fish is concerned i was thinking a couple clowns, ether orange or black not sure yet, maybe a yellow tang or a angel. Thats all i got for now.


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Old 12/28/2007, 01:43 PM   #7
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Looks really cool! but i would pull the rocks back out then pull the sand to the front in a heap then put the rocks back and push the sand back around them (Don't put rock on the sand cus the clean up crew can't clean it under there) I would proberbly use half the sand you have in there at the moment. best to do it now rather than later as disturbing established sand can lead to desaster.


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Old 12/28/2007, 01:44 PM   #8
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Too small for tang/angel.

The LFS has a tank like that and it is amazing looking, it has blue and orange linka starfish, and some other colorful stuff.


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Old 12/28/2007, 01:48 PM   #9
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do i really need to take the rocks back out then move the sand?


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Old 12/28/2007, 01:51 PM   #10
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Its for the best but its up to you, just get the sand from under them to stop waste building up there. good luck.


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Old 12/28/2007, 02:41 PM   #11
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Go buy a good reefkeeping book.

It will save you a lot of money and heartache in the long run.


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Old 12/28/2007, 11:56 PM   #12
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you dont need to pull the sand out from under the rock i didnt with mine and it is fine.... but im sure it wouldnt hurt to do it. but you want the temp to stay about 78-80 and even 82 is going to hurt anything dont drop it to 75. and you should let it cycle for at least a month or 3 weeks before you put clowns or anything in there in my opinion...


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Old 12/29/2007, 12:59 AM   #13
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scram i put some of that biosphere stuff in there, cycles the tank in a bout 2 days, good stuff but comes with a price ($30 1fl oz.) Also i took some water out and added some cold water to it now its staying at 77 is this good water temp?


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Old 12/29/2007, 01:11 AM   #14
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ya i would still wait alittle while before adding fish i would add some hermit crabs and see how they do im sure they will be fine cause they are really hardy. but even with that i would still wait at lest a week and a half-2 weeks you dont want to buy clowns and throw money down the drain. the reason i say that is you have new sand and new LR and it will cycle no matter what chemicals you put in and i wouldnt recamend chemicals just let it cycle naturally.

ya my temp normally stays around 78-80 and everything is doing great but try and not let your temp drop under 75 and above 84.


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Old 12/29/2007, 05:40 AM   #15
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What happens if the temp drops below 75? At night mine will drop to about 73.5°F with no ill effects. Been doing this for about a year, and nothing bad has happened. My pulsing Xenia is doing great, in fact I have so much of it now I don't know what to do with it. And my shrooms are awesome, along with my finger leather. What am I doing wrong with that low a temp.? During the day my MH lights bring it up to about 78°F, but at nihgt it drops to 73.5°F Help me out here, or am I just lucky?


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Old 12/29/2007, 08:00 AM   #16
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as far as fish is concerned i was thinking a couple clowns, ether orange or black not sure yet, maybe a yellow tang or a angel. Thats all i got for now.
Easy now....

Small tank needs small inhabitants and few at that. I have a 28g, and have two tiny clowns and a small watchman goby.

I'd say 4 fish max in that tank, and no Tangs or Angels. Even tiny angels might pick at corals. And there is no tang out there that should be kept in a tank less than 65 gallons imo.

You really shouldn't use additives during cycling. It doesn't help like they claim. You need to be patient and let it cycle naturally on its own. Some tanks take days, some take months.

If your not patient in this hobby, you will make many uncorrectable mistakes and waste alot of money. Be smart about it and don't listen to your LFS.


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Old 12/29/2007, 08:05 AM   #17
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What happens if the temp drops below 75? At night mine will drop to about 73.5°F with no ill effects. Been doing this for about a year, and nothing bad has happened. My pulsing Xenia is doing great, in fact I have so much of it now I don't know what to do with it. And my shrooms are awesome, along with my finger leather. What am I doing wrong with that low a temp.? During the day my MH lights bring it up to about 78°F, but at nihgt it drops to 73.5°F Help me out here, or am I just lucky?
Do you have one heater? I would try this: if you have a 200watt heater, try using two 100 watt heaters in separate ends of the tank, and a temp controller would do wonders. Im sure the temp of the ocean drops at night though. If everything has been good for this long its probably ok.


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Old 12/29/2007, 01:23 PM   #18
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dsn112 is right, go slow and avoid serious problems. I would suggest that you simply push your rock as deep in the sand as you can rather than take it out and move it around. No matter what you start your cycle with, allow extra time and monitor your parameters (ammonia, nitrate, nitrite) before even thinking of putting a living thing in there. As for fish, look to this post as a helpful guide as you do need to think small for a small tank: http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/inde...howtopic=74703


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Old 12/29/2007, 01:34 PM   #19
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What size is that tank?


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Old 12/29/2007, 01:45 PM   #20
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Any tang will get way to big for that tank, have you considered firefish?


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Old 12/29/2007, 09:01 PM   #21
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Deb91 its a 24 gal aquapod


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Old 12/29/2007, 09:31 PM   #22
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Please do not try to keep a yellow tang in such a tiny tank...That would be absolutely cruel!


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Old 12/29/2007, 09:34 PM   #23
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justin i wont dont worry


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Old 12/29/2007, 10:23 PM   #24
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i agree with justinpsmith. and also for the temperature problems. i have a 55 gallon and the heater i have regulates teh temp. when it gets two hot it shuts off and if it is too cold it turns on and it is very precise and it doesnt wait for it too get to cold or hot


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Old 12/29/2007, 10:43 PM   #25
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my tank ATM i switched around the rocks i like it better this way what do u guys think

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