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    Quote Originally Posted by sheamurai View Post
    you could have a little school of neon gobys...ah but they are jumpers too...well, if you got an eggcrate lid for your tank you wouldn't have to worry about jumpers as much...and there are sexy shrimp or peppermint shrimp that are small so you could get small groups of either one of them...not like the cleaner/skunks they get pretty big and are horrible pests/pigs for food.
    True true, time will tell though since I'm not quite positive on what fish I want... What do you guys think of one Banggai Cardinal and one Clown?

    Anyway here are some updates:
    -Replaced the generic Petco branded powerhead with a Marineland Maxi-jet 400 for more flow.
    -Decided I want a protein skimmer just from old habit so I ordered a HOB Red Sea prism Deluxe model skimmer... I loved the intake design on this skimmer.

    Still no live stock... I'll do my first ammonia test tomorrow to see where things are headed.
    Here's how the tank looks now... it's cleared up quite a bit.


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    tank looks good.

    Good luck with that skimmer, I'm not sure if I should say or not, but my first skimmer was a Red Sea Prism, and I hated the thing. Very noisy. Hopefully yours is a better model (I don't think mine was deluxe) and you won't have that problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sheamurai View Post
    tank looks good.

    Good luck with that skimmer, I'm not sure if I should say or not, but my first skimmer was a Red Sea Prism, and I hated the thing. Very noisy. Hopefully yours is a better model (I don't think mine was deluxe) and you won't have that problem.
    Don't scare me like that lol! I got a great deal, the deluxe for $66 shipped, everywhere else it's $100+ and the reviews where not bad at all

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    ahhh, sorry!
    its a lovely looking unit!
    (that better?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sheamurai View Post
    ahhh, sorry!
    its a lovely looking unit!
    (that better?)
    Haha much better, no but really, is it that bad? I wanted to avoid an in-tank unit at all costs.

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    well, mine was...but it was many moons ago and like I said, a different model. I'm sure they've improved it since my experience with it.

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    Looks great! Can't wait to see it progress :).
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    Quote Originally Posted by sheamurai View Post
    well, mine was...but it was many moons ago and like I said, a different model. I'm sure they've improved it since my experience with it.
    Lets hope so!

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Sarah View Post
    Looks great! Can't wait to see it progress :).
    Thanks! I'll try updating this thread often!

    So here are some updates... Day 4: Woke up to a load of brown algae on my LR



    So I thought it's about time I do my first water test and here are the results... not sure what to make of it really.

    Salinity: 1.024
    PH: 8.0
    Ammonia: 0.25 PPM
    Nitrite: 0.15 PPM (the color was in between 0.25 and 0 ppm so I figure 0.15)
    Nitrate: 10 PPM


    Sort of weird that the Nitrate is that high already unless the cycle is moving at warp speed which I would only be able to tell in a few days if ammonia hits 0 and nitrite bottoms out along with it.

    Any thoughts? Also this is the API Saltwater Master Test Kit I used.

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    The one good thing about saltwater - cycling is generally very fast!
    I never even saw ammonia in mine...it cycled in a couple days. My rock was packaged really well for transport, so hardly any die off occurred.

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    You can get nitrate leaching out from your live rock if it was exposed to higher levels of nitrates for a longer period of time before you out it in your tank. But none the less, looks you your cycle is moving along nicely and you will most likely be done in no time.

    I would guess the brown algae is likely diatoms.

    Looks like good progress
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