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Old 01/08/2008, 12:41 AM   #1
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reef pictures of what is being created..feedback please!!

pictures of my 1st 55 gallon tank:















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Old 01/08/2008, 12:44 AM   #2
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Flow looks low. Tank looks cloudy and to new for stock.
You need to add stock little by little and wait for cycle. Add some CUC forst then wait a few weeks add a fish or coral then few more weeks add more CUC and a fish or coral and so on. This tank looks to be a few weeks old and if so then your not researching and in trouble.

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Old 01/08/2008, 12:59 AM   #3
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everything except the cannister is from my 29 gallon setup and is live and acclimated the tank is around 6 weeks old...


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Old 01/08/2008, 01:04 AM   #4
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Sorry but the clean SB and clean glass and the cloudy water all point to trouble.I do like the new tank just keep an eye on the water readings.


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Old 01/08/2008, 01:27 AM   #5
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that happened because iadded a small dose of fiji gold as buffer treatment on weekly dose of reccommended doses of 1.5 tbsp for my tank..
readings as of now are:

NO3............0.1

HRPH........8.35

NO2...........0.0

NH3/NH4 Ammonia..... 0.05


what other tests do you suggest?

dan

PS: thanks for the replies they help incredibly...


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Old 01/08/2008, 01:34 AM   #6
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The Fiji Gold isn't useful as a supplement:

http://www.advancedaquarist.com/issu...y2002/chem.htm

This article might help:

http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2007-04/rhf/index.php


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Old 01/08/2008, 04:19 AM   #7
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If you have ammonia, you are stocked too heavy for the biological filter that you have. And you are putting largish fish in a smallish tank. Fiji Gold is not useful as a supplement.


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Old 01/08/2008, 04:33 AM   #8
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It will be great after a few tweaks. Are you using the cannister as a filter. If so, don't. You don't need it and it is likely to cause nitrate problems for you.
Also, is that a LTA in the first pic. How much light do you have?


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Old 01/08/2008, 05:14 AM   #9
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Couple of those fish will be whoppers. Have yo thought about painting the back of the tank?


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Old 01/08/2008, 08:43 AM   #10
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WELL I THINK THE FOXFACE NEEDS TO GO LUCKILY THE LOCAL REEF ROOM WILL TAke him for store credit what fish should be with a yellow tang 3 feather dusters 1 anenome 1 tomatoe clown and a Mono Brachish fish?


add that the foxface was my attempt at saving him from a petco that was just going to kill him due to neglegent employees....


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Old 01/08/2008, 02:16 PM   #11
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I would get rid of the tang as well. Another tomato clown, a small juvenile, might be fun to have.


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Old 01/08/2008, 02:33 PM   #12
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i like the tank i wish i woulda bought a long tank instead of a tall tank always depresses me when i see a decent looking long tank

just watch your levels. dont let things get out of control. you might not have been doing the foxface any help if your tanks get worse than theres


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