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Thread: GoWilds first saltwater build
06-23-2012, 06:50 AM #41
Everything seems to be going good in my 72 gallon tank. I've been maintaining 1.020 specific gravity levels in my tank since its only a fowler but over the last week I have been trying to slowly increase the levels to 1.023/1.024 but it's been slow going but it's almost there.
I came home from the hospital my anemone was deflated looking and I panicked some but I called the lfs and come to find out he was pooping, He ate and was looking good within the hr.
My 20 gallon is due for a huge wc but I don't have time so it's just running with lr, skimmer, powerheads, heater and lights on a timer.
I'm pretty sure I want to set up a sump for it to make things more stable, probably do a 10 gallon. Thinking of using a cpr overflow with a return pump I have already. Or possibly do a diy overflow but there isn't much room in the 20 gallon to begin with so that may be unsightly for my taste
Also my stand can't hold a 10 gallon sump so I may try to build a custom one or figure something else out.
I'm researching corals and other things to increase my know how.72 gallon saltwater
06-23-2012, 06:53 AM #42
Also the LR I was curing became ready to put in the tank earlier this week so most of it went into the sump. Now my sump is full of live rock.72 gallon saltwater
06-23-2012, 11:19 AM #43
Good thing your rasing the salinity. I would suggest kepping it around 1.025 to 1.027. That is closer that of the ocean and will help you to keep other parameters in line such as your pH.If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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06-27-2012, 12:21 AM #44
My first coral is looking pretty good. Not a bad buy for $15.00 Any one tell me what excatly it is.
Last edited by GoWild; 06-27-2012 at 12:24 AM.72 gallon saltwater
06-27-2012, 12:28 AM #45
those are zoanthids. commonly called zoos or zoas and a good beginners coral.Thar she blows!!!
06-27-2012, 12:39 AM #46
0Originally Posted by Crispy
LOL is there another part of there name. Are they just green zoas?72 gallon saltwater
06-27-2012, 06:54 AM #47
0Originally Posted by GoWildThar she blows!!!
06-28-2012, 01:37 AM #48
Moved my tank
I moved my tank today to where my 75 gal. fw. Getting everything in order for when my boy enters this world on friday. I cleaned the glass and took off that stupid blue background. My water looks immaculate. I switched my sump around too which was no easy task since it has to come out the top of the stand and it's just me. But now it's a straight shot up for my return pump so I will get max pressure out of it.
I'm going to try to set up an algae scrubber this weekend but we'll see if that happens.
Tested the 20 gl tank and everything is normal. 0's for ammonia and nitrite and about 10ppm. nitrate. I put a turbo snail and my new mis bar clown in the tank and will watch it closely for awhile to make sure things stay stable.
I think I might build a custom stand for the 20 gallon that is taller and can accommodate a 10 gal sump, that I want to put a refuge or algae scrubber in. Maybe build a custom canopy too.
Thats it for now. Things are looking good. Oh I took out all the substrate in the nano and kind of like the bare bottom look for now.
Also my rock is just in there on the 72 because I was to busy cleaning the house to get it right72 gallon saltwater
06-28-2012, 01:56 AM #49
our sail fin blenny hanging out.72 gallon saltwater
07-03-2012, 11:06 PM #50
Well I got my algae scrubber set up yesterday. Right now the piping is held up by zipties so it looks kind of ghetto but oh well. I'm still working on the lighting too but right now the screen is 10.5 x 14 so it's about 2" per display tank volume when lit on one side. I put a union on there so I could just take off the latter part and clean it easily.
Now that I am getting some more direction in my tank, I may start to think about my sump set up again.72 gallon saltwater