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    Default The new "reef"....


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    Well I finally got around to tearing down my 55G today...and let me tell you there was WAY WAY more rock in there than I ever thought. I always assumed I had about 70-80lbs, nope more like well over 100. So since I have became attached to my awesome coraline growth I couldnt bare to part with pretty much all of it. So I decided "hey that 50G is empty" so the reef will be going into the 50G instead of the 20G. I have spent the day wiring up plumbing...this thing is going to have mad circulation and avoid all the BS that was plaguing the 55G for the last 6 months. First off here is the specs:

    2x39watt T5HO Current...Im actually going to see how this goes, I only have a few polyps and mushrooms left as I traded off most of the coral. As it was bought for FW I need to replace the pink bulb with an actinic but for a few days it should be fine.

    1 Rio 6HF...running a rather interesting spraybar I have rigged up for the bottom of the tank.

    2 Koralia 1s

    1 Koralia Nano

    1 AquaClear 110 "refugium" this will be ran reverse daylight

    1 Fluval 206 Canister going to load it with long lasting chemical media and clean it once per month...will try a prefilter sponge to eliminate waste build up.

    I added the contents of the cycling 20G to the 50 with some new water...will scape it tomorrow so I can get the rock out of various containers scattered all over my house. I even had to break down and use my favorite stock pot to hold rock because I ran out of places to put it
    20G High-Tech Planted|50G High-Tech Planted|50G Goldfish Tank|56G Column Low-Tech Planted

    4x75Gs coming soon

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    And here my wife tore me a new one when she found some driftwood in one of her pots

    I'm looking forward to the pics Jenn

    Sounds like a great set-up
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    Ahhhhhh.......anxiious to see this tank too. I know it's gonna be great.

  4. #4

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    lol, sometimes ya have to put stuff where ya can. I must also say that Magic Kleen stuff from Hydro does not remove all of coraline it just takes the first couple of layers off. I may opt for some larger koralias I have in storage which will be cleaner than these. Heck its bare bottom not like I have to worry about sand flying around

    I hope it is an improvement over the 55G, the narrowness of them makes it so difficult to get circulation...I also feel I had too much light on it for its width and lack of circulation. I also discovered when the SO and I hauled it out of the house the center brace was cracked pretty bad so good thing I got rid of it when I did.
    20G High-Tech Planted|50G High-Tech Planted|50G Goldfish Tank|56G Column Low-Tech Planted

    4x75Gs coming soon

  5. #5

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    Alas I wound up dumping a 20lb bag of tahitian moon sand in the tank...I couldnt get the rock to stack right...and I was afraid of scratching the tank bottom over time. It is a very very fine layer, just about 1/4", it is also easy to vacuum tahitian moon unlike sugar sized aragonite...so I dont expect as many problems. Plus the black looks pretty awesome
    20G High-Tech Planted|50G High-Tech Planted|50G Goldfish Tank|56G Column Low-Tech Planted

    4x75Gs coming soon

  6. #6

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    I'm getting pretty excited about seeing this tank too :)
    Used to try and keep track of my fish here.....

    Ran out of room and time!!!

    Instead I'll tell you the best piece of fishkeeping equipment ever....... Algae Scrubber :)

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