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brewman1987
11/04/2015, 02:22 PM
The 40 gallon Package was ordered earlier this week and have it setup to be shipped on Monday the 9th. Really looking forward to this, I think my wife is more excited though to see what kind of critters we get lol even though my 40 breeder build was done by myself. Looking forward to Monday and will post photos.

Thanks again Richard

Dan

Bogue Chitto
11/04/2015, 04:45 PM
You will be happy with his rock....

brewman1987
11/09/2015, 03:58 PM
Received part 1 of the package today and I must say we'll done Richard. Went to the cargo area and picked up 3 boxes that were bone dry and heavy. Could not wait to get home and open these up. Installed everything per your directions and got poked by a urchin while stirring the sand. I was amazed by the quality of the rock. Absolutely covered in life , sponges, coral and coraline. Some great looking pieces that I can't wait to aquascape with. Currently a big sand storm which is hard to aquascape around. EVERYTHING is crawling with critters, tons of porcelain crabs small-big. Also some shrimp appear to be in as well because I keep hearing a clicking sound. Really can't wait for the silt to settle and take some photos for all of you.

Thanks again Richard

Dan

brewman1987
11/09/2015, 06:07 PM
http://i1290.photobucket.com/albums/b537/Mk12spr/image_zpsz8p2is53.jpeg (http://s1290.photobucket.com/user/Mk12spr/media/image_zpsz8p2is53.jpeg.html)

brewman1987
11/09/2015, 06:13 PM
http://i1290.photobucket.com/albums/b537/Mk12spr/image_zpsvnogyk6k.jpeg (http://s1290.photobucket.com/user/Mk12spr/media/image_zpsvnogyk6k.jpeg.html)

Well packaged

Fiver
11/09/2015, 08:49 PM
Cool! I just installed part two of the package this past Sunday, and it's awesome! I have at least two small, yellow pistol shrimps, which I found before installing the rock and decided to keep, along with all the other fun critters you mentioned.

Good luck with the new tank!

brewman1987
11/10/2015, 07:48 AM
Overnight the tank cleared up a lot. Still cloudy but can actually see the back of tank. I rearranged some rocks and am very pleased with the pieces sent with the order. I have found a pistol shrimp hiding and will only show his claws, found a tiny tiny urchin, many other cool creatures and porcelain crabs hanging out.

http://i1290.photobucket.com/albums/b537/Mk12spr/image_zpsmrd6ecmy.jpeg (http://s1290.photobucket.com/user/Mk12spr/media/image_zpsmrd6ecmy.jpeg.html)

liverock
11/10/2015, 01:25 PM
Nice job Dan....

and next week...part two!

sea ya
Richard TBS
www.tbsaltwater.com :beer:

brewman1987
11/10/2015, 06:16 PM
Yeah looking forward to it, I already have around .25ppm ammonia so it's getting there.

brewman1987
11/12/2015, 08:07 PM
So I have witnessed that pistol shrimp and I believe there are 2. Saw a decent size molt this morning before work. Also noticed one of those evil Isopods so trap is set and tomorrow will tell. My ammonia hit 1ppm today and did a water change. Seeing more snails and life as time goes on.

brewman1987
11/14/2015, 08:19 PM
Did another wc today about 15 gallon. Will see where the ammonia is at tomorrow.

brewman1987
11/16/2015, 07:01 PM
Tonight's water test shows ammonia is between .25-.50 ppm and is appearing be decreasing since this am. Still no detectable nitrite or nitrate.

brewman1987
11/18/2015, 05:05 AM
Haven't seen anymore Isopoda and have my part 2 coming this Friday, can't wait

figuerres
11/18/2015, 07:58 AM
Haven't seen anymore Isopoda and have my part 2 coming this Friday, can't wait

also be aware that there are several kinds of isopods and most of them are harmless, some look like the "evil" kind but are not. 6 weeks of no fish in a system should starve out any of the bad ones from what I can tell.

the only ones that I know of that can live longer than 6 weeks w/o food are the giant benthic ones that are freaking huge and you would know for sure if you had one of them - it would be as big as the rocks you get!

brewman1987
11/20/2015, 04:25 PM
So part 2 came in today...... All I have to say if WOW! First box opened was all the clean up crew and extras. 3 flower anemones, tons of plants and really makes it colorful. The 2nd and 3rd box were just rock and lots of it, big and small pieces to pick from. I ended up putting the pieces I didn't use in my sump at the moment. Overall very happy with my decision to go with tbs and now to wait for the rest of the cycle to kick through. I will post some photos when all done getting everything in.

Dan

figuerres
11/20/2015, 05:24 PM
So part 2 came in today...... All I have to say if WOW! First box opened was all the clean up crew and extras. 3 flower anemones, tons of plants and really makes it colorful. The 2nd and 3rd box were just rock and lots of it, big and small pieces to pick from. I ended up putting the pieces I didn't use in my sump at the moment. Overall very happy with my decision to go with tbs and now to wait for the rest of the cycle to kick through. I will post some photos when all done getting everything in.

Dan

Welcome to the 'real reef' club of TBS customers!

brewman1987
11/20/2015, 05:51 PM
Some photos
http://i1290.photobucket.com/albums/b537/Mk12spr/image_zpsyg3nznov.jpeg (http://s1290.photobucket.com/user/Mk12spr/media/image_zpsyg3nznov.jpeg.html)

brewman1987
11/20/2015, 05:51 PM
http://i1290.photobucket.com/albums/b537/Mk12spr/image_zpswj9ucfka.jpeg (http://s1290.photobucket.com/user/Mk12spr/media/image_zpswj9ucfka.jpeg.html)

brewman1987
11/20/2015, 05:53 PM
How it currently sits. http://i1290.photobucket.com/albums/b537/Mk12spr/image_zpsgrjx86xk.jpeg (http://s1290.photobucket.com/user/Mk12spr/media/image_zpsgrjx86xk.jpeg.html)

brewman1987
11/21/2015, 11:29 AM
Some corals that were included http://i1290.photobucket.com/albums/b537/Mk12spr/image_zpscvr1tpss.jpeg (http://s1290.photobucket.com/user/Mk12spr/media/image_zpscvr1tpss.jpeg.html)

brewman1987
11/21/2015, 11:30 AM
Gorgonians that opened http://i1290.photobucket.com/albums/b537/Mk12spr/image_zps2slbjdht.jpeg (http://s1290.photobucket.com/user/Mk12spr/media/image_zps2slbjdht.jpeg.html)

brewman1987
11/21/2015, 11:31 AM
Cleaner FTS http://i1290.photobucket.com/albums/b537/Mk12spr/image_zpscb45razx.jpeg (http://s1290.photobucket.com/user/Mk12spr/media/image_zpscb45razx.jpeg.html)

brewman1987
11/27/2015, 04:49 AM
Just a update , 1 week after adding part 2 my ammonia has gone down to 0ppm per api test kit and alert badge and nitrite is no undetectable. Nitrate on the other hand is at 20ppm , time to let it ride a bit more. But on a side no everything I received is alive and well except for a few gorilla crabs I exiled.

FrankB1
11/27/2015, 05:47 PM
Your rock and scape look great! Is that the Walt Smith 2.1 rock from TBS?

Fiver
11/27/2015, 06:28 PM
That looks great!

MrsReefK
11/27/2015, 07:07 PM
Looking great! Nice work, can't wait to see it all come together.

brewman1987
11/28/2015, 06:05 AM
Your rock and scape look great! Is that the Walt Smith 2.1 rock from TBS?

I'm not really sure, some of it looks like it and some looks like regular rock. I didn't ask specifically for the 2.1 rock, it was just what ever he tossed in.

liverock
11/29/2015, 11:38 AM
I'm not really sure, some of it looks like it and some looks like regular rock. I didn't ask specifically for the 2.1 rock, it was just what ever he tossed in.

was all 2.1!

I am back in the world again...I need a vacation...from vacation lol

brewman1987
12/09/2015, 04:31 AM
Update: everything is absolutely phonominal, my 2 clowns from my old 29 are loving the new tank, the small selection of corals I have added are doing great. I have never seen these corals look this good in a long time. All the inverts from the package are alive and well, I found another pistol shrimp totaling 2 so far, one of the cucumbers recently split giving me 3 total. Coraline algae has started to spread to the plastic case on wavemaker. Sponges are all doing great. I have not run into any diatoms or heavy nuisance algae as seen when starting a new tank. I am very happy with my purchase of going with TBS and glad I did.

drillsar
12/12/2015, 10:14 PM
what size package you get? I am totally sold with TBS

drillsar
12/13/2015, 07:08 PM
I am interested and planning on purchasing with them as well. What size package you get and total cost please with shipping.. thanks

brewman1987
12/13/2015, 07:19 PM
I purchased the 40 gallon size, part 1 shipping was 110.00 or so and part 2 was 80.00. You pay the shipping charge when you pick up at the airport.