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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 07:03 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.
    When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    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.
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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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    Tanks looking good mate! I like your rock piles Still doesn't make me wana do SW
    My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .

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    Tank looks Good, But i am not sold on the bare bottom look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Marine
    Tank looks Good, But i am not sold on the bare bottom look.
    I'm not sold on the barebottom look either, but as a sw beginner I think it's helpin' me keep my levels in check and keeping things easier for now. I really like the large sand-sifting starfish and other critters that dig around, but I'm gonna try to play it safe for now while I 'get my feet wet' so to speak.
    your friendly neighbourhood arowanaman!

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    I have to agree as a beginner, you are definately doing it the right way, I do not mean to be critical, as i Know nothing about Saltwater Aquariums.

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