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Old 04/05/2009, 10:22 AM   #26
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Run the full lights for 10-12 hours and the moonlights as long as it pleases you.


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Old 04/05/2009, 10:28 AM   #27
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hello new here

hi new here, just wanted to introduce myself. me and my fience have been building our reef up for about a year. its a 55 bow canister filter t5 lighting, hang on skimmer and all the other good stuff. we are not going too crazy right know beacause we are house hunting, and i want to do a custom 150g or mabye a 180g, anyway here is a pic of my scroll the center scroll is about 8 inchs tall with another scroll in the center. ill post some full tank pics


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Old 04/05/2009, 11:50 AM   #28
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Re: hello new here

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hi new here, just wanted to introduce myself. me and my fience have been building our reef up for about a year. its a 55 bow canister filter t5 lighting, hang on skimmer and all the other good stuff. we are not going too crazy right know beacause we are house hunting, and i want to do a custom 150g or mabye a 180g, anyway here is a pic of my scroll the center scroll is about 8 inchs tall with another scroll in the center. ill post some full tank pics

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Old 04/05/2009, 12:04 PM   #29
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Old 04/05/2009, 07:46 PM   #30
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Changed your occupation I see.


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Old 04/05/2009, 07:59 PM   #31
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Yeah just in case I need to "get" some live sand from you know where... looks bad

Question I found someone who might be able to ship but there is a 2 day delay are zoos able to with stand this or what are the better corals to with stand this harassment?


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Old 04/05/2009, 08:33 PM   #32
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Hello

Just wanted to say HI! Very new to SW - but wanted to give it a try. I set my 75 gallon up about 2 weeks ago and have the LR in it and cycling so far no fishey yet.


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Old 04/05/2009, 09:45 PM   #33
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Sweet,

They should be fine but if they seem to be inactive just move them to a higher spot in the tank.

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Old 04/05/2009, 10:27 PM   #34
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Just wanted to say HI! Very new to SW - but wanted to give it a try. I set my 75 gallon up about 2 weeks ago and have the LR in it and cycling so far no fishey yet.

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Good to see you are waiting patiently for the cycling to occur naturally.
Are you keeping track of your ammonia and nitrate levels.
Probably at the end of the third or 4th week for sure you should be ready to consider adding a clean up crew.


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Old 04/06/2009, 08:02 AM   #35
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Just wanted to say HI! Very new to SW - but wanted to give it a try. I set my 75 gallon up about 2 weeks ago and have the LR in it and cycling so far no fishey yet.
welcome to the forum mike


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Old 04/06/2009, 08:02 AM   #36
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Old 04/06/2009, 09:18 AM   #37
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Hello I'm new to this forum,
I kept a 90 gallon reef tank for about six years in my old apartment.
I have a house now and just need to decide where to put a tank.
I will be reading allot while I'm figuring out where to put a new tank and just how big of one I can get away with.
I guess when I get some money together i will be running Ideas through you guys. Looks like lots of good stuff going on in these threads.


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Old 04/06/2009, 09:29 AM   #38
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Hello I'm new to this forum,
I kept a 90 gallon reef tank for about six years in my old apartment.
I have a house now and just need to decide where to put a tank.
I will be reading allot while I'm figuring out where to put a new tank and just how big of one I can get away with.
I guess when I get some money together i will be running Ideas through you guys. Looks like lots of good stuff going on in these threads.
hi-nice to see you here dont forget to start a build thread when you finally decide on a tank, how about an 8x2x2 if the money and space is right, id love a tank that size myself


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Old 04/06/2009, 09:29 AM   #39
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Hi WaterMonkey

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This may help-
Here are the current Reefkeeping 101 articles--
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Completing The Set-up
Natural Filtration I
Natural Filtration II
Natural Filtration III
Various Nutrient Control Methods
Adding Some Science to Your Tank, Part 1
Adding Some Science to Your Tank, Part 2


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Old 04/06/2009, 09:45 AM   #40
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I keep flip flopping on Ideas for tank sizes and shapes.
so far I have thought of 6x4x3 or a little more realistically 4x4x2

the other thought is to do a scaled down version of David Saxby's
maybe cut the over all dimensions in half.

I will let everyone know for sure and do a build thread when I get it all sorted out.


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Old 04/06/2009, 10:57 AM   #41
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Talking

Hello All,

I am new to the world of saltwater tanks, but am very excited! I have had my tank up and running for about 2 months (3 if you include cycling).

I have a 29gal biocube:

2 true percula(sp) clown's (mated pair)
1 bubble tip anemone
2 snails
5 hermit craps
Live rock
crushed coral
I have recently just added a peice of live rock that has 2 mushrooms...not sure of their names..but one is an very vibrate purple and the other is a blue/green with spots.


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Old 04/06/2009, 11:01 AM   #42
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Hello fellow addicts.

My name is deathdealer.
I am a saltwater aquarium addict.
(you say, Hello deathdealer)
I have been an addict for 1.5 yrs.

Last week was a good week. I resisted the urge to use.

I am making progress and appreciate your support.

See you next week.


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Old 04/06/2009, 11:41 AM   #43
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Hi Death & Eklipz

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Monkey,

I'd tend to stay away from a 3' tank, they tend to be hard to light. It takes a lot of MH for a deep tank if you want high light corals and the heat from all that light means a chiller is usually needed.

That all adds up to big $$$.


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Old 04/06/2009, 07:10 PM   #44
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well I do have a chiller and lights that will work fine.
My only concern about the 3 footer is getting to the bottom, so I do hear Ya on that one.


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Old 04/06/2009, 10:11 PM   #45
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I checked my regal tank ("Dori") 3 days ago and it had ich, since it was eating fine I decided to see if her immune system would fight it. Today I noticed the ich is going away so I did a 50% water change should I do another? I don't have a QT set up there is 4 other fish in the same tank


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Old 04/07/2009, 03:32 PM   #46
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Hello Forum

Hello, my name is Tom from the great state of Michigan; don't laugh some of us still think it's great. Long time reader but I've never posted...

I've been a long time Fish keeper; I started very young but lost parental support (funds) do to a unfortunate 29 Gallon spill in a second story home. After college I got back in raising Cichlids and selling their offspring to support my aquatic habit. Then moved on to Fresh Water planted tank fish keeping, which I currently have a 55 ga running for about 5 years now. Then started my first Salt tank, a 12 Ga nano, currently been running 3 years with no problems thus far. This is tank is currently home to: (1) Ocellaris Clownfish, (1) Royal Gramma Basslet, Button Polyps, Kenya Tree Corals, Blue Mushrooms, Green Star Polyps and Frowspawn¡K.Only thing I've lost in (3) years is a Peppermint Shrimp and I attribute that to the Gramma getting hungry when I was away and the Shrimp was milting

I started a Thread on a 135 Gallon I'm starting...look forward to talking to everyone!!


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Re: Hello Forum

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Hello, my name is Tom from the great state of Michigan; don't laugh some of us still think it's great. Long time reader but I've never posted...

I've been a long time Fish keeper; I started very young but lost parental support (funds) do to a unfortunate 29 Gallon spill in a second story home. After college I got back in raising Cichlids and selling their offspring to support my aquatic habit. Then moved on to Fresh Water planted tank fish keeping, which I currently have a 55 ga running for about 5 years now. Then started my first Salt tank, a 12 Ga nano, currently been running 3 years with no problems thus far. This is tank is currently home to: (1) Ocellaris Clownfish, (1) Royal Gramma Basslet, Button Polyps, Kenya Tree Corals, Blue Mushrooms, Green Star Polyps and Frowspawn¡K.Only thing I've lost in (3) years is a Peppermint Shrimp and I attribute that to the Gramma getting hungry when I was away and the Shrimp was milting

I started a Thread on a 135 Gallon I'm starting...look forward to talking to everyone!!
Many of us here have a similar background starting out with fresh water fish and then switching to marine
Great you already started a build thread. Can you post the link to your thread


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Old 04/07/2009, 08:06 PM   #48
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Many of us here have a similar background starting out with fresh water fish and then switching to marine
Great you already started a build thread. Can you post the link to your thread


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Thanks for the warm welcome! The Link is as follows...

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Old 04/07/2009, 08:13 PM   #49
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I keep flip flopping on Ideas for tank sizes and shapes.
so far I have thought of 6x4x3 or a little more realistically 4x4x2

the other thought is to do a scaled down version of David Saxby's
maybe cut the over all dimensions in half.

I will let everyone know for sure and do a build thread when I get it all sorted out.
go for the length esp if you like tangs


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Old 04/07/2009, 08:22 PM   #50
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Thanks for the warm welcome! The Link is as follows...

http://reefcentral.com/forums/showth...readid=1614875
good thing you started your own thread--its a great way to keep a journal on your tank.
I wish I had done this when I started---one of the reasons I went to the blogs:

http://www.reefcentral.com/wp/?p=346


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