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Old 04/25/2012, 04:08 PM   #26
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How soon after my cycle finishes can I add corals?


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Old 04/26/2012, 08:25 AM   #27
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I wouldnt worry about adding a buffer right now tank is 2 young to really determine.

W/corals your could try easy ones like softies, lps and zoas shouldnt be too big of a problem.

I always have bought cheapo corals when my tank is done cycling just to see how they will do and if the tank is really ready.


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Old 04/27/2012, 01:09 AM   #28
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I bought a beautiful purple dottyback and some turbo snails yesterday, I will have pics as soon as he decides to not be so shy.


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Old 04/28/2012, 06:46 PM   #29
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Warming up a bit, I had to feed just to bring him out of the rocks.


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Old 05/05/2012, 05:42 PM   #30
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I picked up some Dragons Breath the other day.


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Old 05/05/2012, 05:54 PM   #31
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Sorry for the crappy pics, I will be buying a new six bulb hood next week...for now its just a standard t8 with a 10,000k bulb.


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Old 05/05/2012, 06:49 PM   #32
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Looks real nice. Love the macro!


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Old 05/07/2012, 06:54 AM   #33
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Looks real nice. Love the macro!
Any suggestions on other types of macro? I saw somerhing that was blue...can't remember the name but it looked great.


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Old 05/07/2012, 06:56 AM   #34
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She keeps a close eye on me when I get close to the tank.


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Old 05/07/2012, 10:17 AM   #35
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I like the 40gal breeder... I am considering selling my 36 and getting a 40.


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Old 05/07/2012, 10:23 AM   #36
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Depth and length make a great reef aquarium without breaking the bank


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Old 05/07/2012, 10:23 AM   #37
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Depth and length make a great reef aquarium without breaking the bank


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Old 05/10/2012, 01:11 PM   #38
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Got some new marcos from gulf coast ecosystems, have no idea what they are cause it was a sampler with six different types.


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Old 05/17/2012, 05:26 AM   #39
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Picked up some new fish yesterday, will try to get better pics as soon as they come out of hiding.


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Old 05/17/2012, 07:18 AM   #40
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Good stuff!

I was up in the smokeys 2 weekends ago hiking. About 45 minutes outside of Cherokee/Maggy Valley. Love it up there this time a year and in the fall. Absolutely perfect weather.


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Old 05/17/2012, 09:22 AM   #41
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How are you liking the skimmer? I have the larger model and love it! I would suggest mesh modding the impellar. The mesh modded impellar reallly boosts the skimmers performance


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Old 05/17/2012, 01:42 PM   #42
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How are you liking the skimmer? I have the larger model and love it! I would suggest mesh modding the impellar. The mesh modded impellar reallly boosts the skimmers performance
It's ok I guess...first Skimmer I've ever owned. I find it kinda tricky to get it set just right, I'm either skimming wet or dry, can't find the perfect setting. What is that mesh mod you mentioned?


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Old 06/15/2012, 11:05 PM   #43
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It's been a while since I've posted, still trying to figure out my nitrates before I add corals. I took out my sock filter, I'm still doing 25% water changes a week and can't get them to go lower than 20 ppm, I'm thinking about getting a reactor. I love the 36" royal blue magenta stunner strip it makes everything look amazing.


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Old 07/28/2012, 07:50 AM   #44
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Im finally able to keep my nitrates around 10....it only took me three months. Now I get to buy a hood and corals.


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Old 07/28/2012, 09:32 AM   #45
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Everything looks great! Do you have enough flat surface area on your rock for corals, so that they can get light and flow from all directions? What gph are your powerheads?


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Old 07/28/2012, 12:41 PM   #46
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They say 1600 each im guessing around 1400 actual plus the mag 7. I don't alternate the powerheads I leave them both on full so its around 3200 gph total flow



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Old 07/28/2012, 01:01 PM   #47
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Old 07/28/2012, 02:03 PM   #48
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Hi joe, I happen to love my black and white ocellaris clowns. One of my favorite things to do is sit and watch the fish interpersonal relationships in the tank. The clowns play a big role in the tank. One thing I noticed is the feather caleurpa in your tank. That can become a nuisance, the roots will take hold in your rockwork and you will have a devil of a time getting it out. Looks like you're off to a great start, keep us updated.


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Hi joe, I happen to love my black and white ocellaris clowns. One of my favorite things to do is sit and watch the fish interpersonal relationships in the tank. The clowns play a big role in the tank. One thing I noticed is the feather caleurpa in your tank. That can become a nuisance, the roots will take hold in your rockwork and you will have a devil of a time getting it out. Looks like you're off to a great start, keep us updated.
For some reason my clown is very shy, if I go near the tank to feed or clean he hides in the rocks till I leave or he sees food. As for the feather caleurpa my powerheads took care of that problem for me....soon after I took that pic it came loose while I was at work and came home to find caleurpa pulp stuck in my overflow lol


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Any suggestions on other types of macro? I saw somerhing that was blue...can't remember the name but it looked great.
Oh, sorry for not replying.

Caulerpa prolifera is my fav. It prefers low to med flow, though. It's very easy to care for, doesn't often go sexual, and isn't hard to remove from the tank. I stick mine in the sand; I find that it doesn't stay to the rocks.
I also keep Caulerpa taxifolia, but the strands get pretty tall, and I've had some ( in different tanks) go sexual a few times in a year... or try to anyways. It's another sand dweller.
Codium and Ulva are nice greens.
Geledium is a nice red one, IMO.

I've never looked into the blues.

Google those and do a little research on their requirements

EDIT: The clown will warm up to you, eventually. Try to spend a lot of time around the tank/ in the room. It took one of my fish two months to warm up to me, but now he's at the top of the tank begging as soon as he sees me.


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