View Full Version : Love my TBS decision

01/11/2016, 07:42 AM
4 days after step 1 with the package in my new reefer 170, 0 ammonia, 0 nitrites, 5 nitrates and crystal clear water. I just turned my skimmer on last night and will likely only run it at night when everyone is asleep. The bio diversity on the Rock is amazing. I also ended up with a small pincushion urchin, a bunch of porcelain crabs, hermits, snails, and a few pistols that I only hear so far.

Boxes were so carefully packaged that I haven't experienced any major die off although I expect some of the sponges338804338805338806 to not make it with only 5 hrs a day on the lights right now.

The 2.1 Rock is so cool. It's time to start to aqua scape the first package of rock in preparation for step 2

My kids race downstairs every morning to find "spiky" sea urchin. I could not have made a better decision on choosing TBS for my rock and sand.

01/12/2016, 04:51 AM
Started aquascaping the tank last night. Ammonia still 0-.2 ppm nitrites 0 , nitrates 2 ppm. 338895

01/18/2016, 12:45 PM
Very nice, how many lbs of LR did you purchase?

01/21/2016, 11:28 AM
I ended up getting 74 lbs of rock, which was based on my 37 gallon display. At first I felt it was too much, but the pieces had so many different shapes, I have a very cool structure with all sorts of caves, nooks and crannies, and load of water flow throughout.

It's been 3 days since I added the second part of the package in. In addition to the rock and CUC, I got some goodies, two rock anenome's, a flame scallop, royal gramma, a fragment of some zoa's, a sea fan, and some sponges.

I know that the sponges and the flame scallop are deemed "expert" so I'll keep an eye on them closely. If I feel either aren't going to make it in my tank, I'll bring them to my LFS, which is a solid shop.

Photos with iPhone don't do it justice, but here are a bunch of photos of the tank as of last night.


01/21/2016, 03:28 PM
Richard is the Man.:)

01/29/2016, 02:30 PM
Tank continues to do well with no losses. This one in fact has finally extended/opened on all branches. What is it?

01/29/2016, 04:29 PM
Tank continues to do well with no losses. This one in fact has finally extended/opened on all branches. What is it?

Purple sea fan....from the gulf here...cool critter!

Richard TBS

01/30/2016, 05:37 AM
Thanks Richard. It's great to see it finally extended and fully open.