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Old 11/28/2016, 04:29 AM   #51
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Had several days off during the holiday hope everyone had good Thanksgiving. So i have possibly made my first mistake. Went to a black Friday sale at my LFS and picked up a few more snails, a cleaner shrimp, and...a scooter blenny . I blame it on the early morning and the fact that I couldn't get on the internet to look at a profile of the little guy. So upon reading the information i don't know how long i will be able to keep the little guy. Beautiful fish, but very picky apparently. I have ordered 6000+ pods from the algaebarn so that should at least sustain him until i figure out what to do next. From reading it appears that they are easier to get to eat frozen mysis than a mandarin, but no luck so far. I have been trying to get him to eat LRS Reef Frenzy but no luck as of yet.

In equipment news i got water running through the reactor (no media yet) and am working on a mount for the fuge light as i have also got some cheato coming from reef cleaners. Starting to get some diatoms on the sand and i have to do a 5% water change tonight. I have been able to take some pics with my Canon T2i and do some processing with Lightroom so i hope to have those pics up tomorrow.


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Old 11/30/2016, 04:17 AM   #52
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Some Pics...Been trying to get a good pic of the Scooter but to no avail. cheato and 6000 pods are going to arrive on Thursday. Also raised my light to around 12" AWL and ordered a Artfully acrylic lid. That wont arrive until after the new year which after that is when I plan on getting the clownfish.

The reddish hugh below is the diatoms or cyano not sure which at this point. It has gotten a bit worse but nothing major at this point.

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Old 12/02/2016, 10:23 AM   #53
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Got the Pods in last night and the chaeto in the sump. My small diatom blume went away. Sand is looking pretty clean and rocks are not to bad. I think i can see some coraline algae grow...my daughter class algae...allergie lol. Had to correct her on that one lol. Cleaner shrimp malted the other do so all is going well.

Don't plan on getting the Clownfish until after i get my Artfully Acrylic cover comes in sometime after the new year.


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Old 12/02/2016, 12:00 PM   #54
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Nice set up have here.really like the aquascape

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Old 12/02/2016, 12:31 PM   #55
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Nice set up have here.really like the aquascape

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Old 12/02/2016, 12:41 PM   #56
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Old 12/12/2016, 07:14 AM   #57
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Steady as she goes...

Nothing crazy to report at this point...Scooter blenny is doing fine poking around at the pods. Fuge is good looks like i am getting some growth from the cheato. Did a ~20% water change on Saturday morning all went swimmingly there. Changed filter socks and skimmer cup and did some tests.

Results:
Salinity: 1.025
Alk: 8.4
Ca: 435
Mg: 1500
Nitrate:20
Nitrite: Didn't test
Ammonia: Didn't test
Phosphate: 0
pH: 8.0

Skimmer is doing good even at 10" (Just getting what i need to raise it to the 8" it is recommended for).

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Going on Vaca on Friday so i'll be gone for a week. Look to add some more fish and my first coral once i return. I think i'm going to start out with either a frogspawn or a torch.


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Old 12/14/2016, 06:07 AM   #58
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Unfortunately, I found my scooter blenny sitting on top of my overflow cover this morning. He must have jumped last night. Sucks def. will be waiting for the Artfully Acrylic cover to come in before getting any more additions.


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Old 12/17/2016, 04:00 PM   #59
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I like #2


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Old 12/17/2016, 04:02 PM   #60
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what light are you using ?


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Old 12/18/2016, 09:58 PM   #61
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what light are you using ?
Hydra52HD about 12" off the water.


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Old 01/03/2017, 07:45 AM   #62
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What are the dimensions of the overflow box? I had a cover made by SCA but it has a slight "bow" to the acrylic. Wondering if you could have another made like yours if the box size is the same...

Also please post impressions of the lid when it arrives, I want to order one for my 75, currently using a BRS DIY screen top so I have "something" to keep everyone inside.


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Old 01/03/2017, 10:14 AM   #63
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What are the dimensions of the overflow box? I had a cover made by SCA but it has a slight "bow" to the acrylic. Wondering if you could have another made like yours if the box size is the same...

Also please post impressions of the lid when it arrives, I want to order one for my 75, currently using a BRS DIY screen top so I have "something" to keep everyone inside.
Overflow is 11.5" x 5.5". Will do on the lid my hope is that it ships sometime this week.


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Old 01/03/2017, 10:19 AM   #64
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Tank Update:

Nothing crazy going on. Dealing with a bit of Cyano that grew quite a bit while i was gone on Vacation. Did two water changes ~18gal each and siphoned the sand and below off the algae on the rocks. Not feeding the tank to much as there is only a cleaner shrimp in there along with some snails and a few crabs.

Went to a few LFS while i was off to look for either a lawnmower blenny or a Bi-Color with no luck.


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Old 01/17/2017, 05:34 AM   #65
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Most of my Cyano is gone from the rocks. Working on removing the remaining from the sand. Hope to get a sand sifting starfish at some point to help that out. AA(Artfully Acrylic) lid is on its way should be here on Wed. so expect some pics from that.

A friend of mine is getting out of the hobby and wants me to take his fish. He has a mandarin, 1 Clown(He had one jump), and a blue Tang. Not sold on the Tang. I may take that one and just sell it my tank is way to small for that fella. He also has quite a few RBTA, which i'm considering 1 or 2, but his has split quite a bit. Trying to get to see his tank sometime this week to take a look.

I would take a pic, but not a lot to look at just Rock, Snails, and crabs lol.o_O


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Old 01/17/2017, 06:38 AM   #66
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I would advise against the mandarin as well, your tank is not established enough for one


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Old 01/17/2017, 07:35 AM   #67
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I would advise against the mandarin as well, your tank is not established enough for one
Yeah that was my first concern. Which is why i wanted to take a look at the little guy. He's had him for a while in only a 72 Bowfront so i'm wondering if he is eating frozen food(Not sure). We shall see i don't want to be rash about anything that is for sure.


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Old 01/19/2017, 04:25 AM   #68
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Lid is in! Fits like a glove. Only problem i had which wasn't a problem with the lid, but my overflow cover doesn't fit perfectly around the overflow so it stick up a bit. I need to modify that in order to get that to move down. Otherwise the lid is great.

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Here is the FTS..pretty bare, but looking to go pickup some frags this weekend at the LFS. I turned up the white to take the picture as i cannot use the computer at the moment as our son decided to play red rover with our charger and broke it . New one should be in on Friday.

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Old 01/23/2017, 04:25 AM   #69
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Got the lid and so now we can get some fish! Went to the LFS and picked up a Starry Blenny and a Hammer Frag.

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Nice looking fish when the lights are on especially. The Hammer frag is two heads, but i believe i may have cracked one of the heads when i was taking it off of the frag plug. I put some IC Gel on it this morning so hopefully it survives.


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Old 01/26/2017, 10:54 AM   #70
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Here's a pic of the first coral. Little Hammer around 1" on both heads. One head the lower skeleton cracked and i had to superglue it together. Seems to be holding up so far. Gonna watch this one for a bit and i look to get some more LPS and a few test SPS in the coming months. My friend went out of the country on a trip so i'm waiting on his return before bringing over his fish.

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Old 01/26/2017, 11:10 AM   #71
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Old 01/30/2017, 12:54 PM   #73
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Following- I will be downgrading from a 120g Tech to something similar to this. The 90g Rimless from SCA what I'm leaning to.


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Old 01/31/2017, 05:58 AM   #74
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Following- I will be downgrading from a 120g Tech to something similar to this. The 90g Rimless from SCA what I'm leaning to.
Welcome! I hope to get some things moving here quickly plan on purchasing a few frags online(combo of SPS and LPS) in Feb. and getting some more fish. The 90 Cube from SCA has been a great tank. Looks and function have been good. Steve was great and has always been quick with responses.


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Old 02/07/2017, 04:11 AM   #75
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Some Pics...Getting the new additions this weekend.

The algae that I am currently dealing with ATM. Goes away pretty quickly once the cool white goes out on the light. I believe its diatoms...what say u?

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FTS..Coral is moved onto the first rock on the left of this shot.
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