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    Default Crispy's 55g reef

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    been running this 55g sw reef (barebottom) just over 4 months now. thought it was time for an update. once I get the hang of things, I have a 180g in storage for my next reef upgrade.

    ...yeah, I know I am taking chances with the heniochus nipping at my corals. I love to

    Thanks for all the help Cliff!
    Last edited by Crispy; 09-19-2012 at 08:03 AM.
    your friendly neighbourhood arowanaman!

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    Everyone looks healthy and happy in there Crispy

    I'd say you already "got the hang of things"
    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
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    That's a nice looking set-up Crispy, I like the way you arranged the rocks.
    People say if you can't say something nice then don't say anything at all... Then they wonder why am I so quiet.
    Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.

    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    A moderator on a fish forum should be able to identify an oscar... Don't you think?

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    You made the right choice goin barebottom! That is the singlehanded best way to clean phosphate and nitrate free water.

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    Thanks all! I'm a bit worried about a 'rock-slide' cracking the tank and I don't want to glue the liverock together so hopefully I secured everything. so far this is the only downside I can see with going barebottom.

    as far as equipment goes, I'm just running a coralife 220 skimmer, and one 750gph koralia powerhead. that's it. looking into another powerhead and possibly a sump in the near future.

    I definitely noticed a huge difference when I switched to RO water instead of tap. the algae stopped growing immediately.
    your friendly neighbourhood arowanaman!

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    I know what you mean with the ro. I stopped using it from the grocery store because it was simply a pita to do. No way I'm dealing with the cost of an rodi unit and all the wasted water either. I have an algae farm right now but all the corals ,inverts and fish are fine,,,,,, when I can see the clearly anyway

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