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I'll be getting a lot of my stuff through A candian store called JL Aquatics. I actually just got off the phone with them, ordered 65 lbs of figI rock for under 370 canadian after shipping, which is about 3.5 dollars less per pound than what the lfs stores are selling it for
 
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I've read that for a lot of softies you'd want to aI'm for the 35-40X tank volume. I'm looking at them thinking there is NO WAY detritus will stay lodged in the rock...NONE!

The GSP are out and swaying, looking good. Now, if I could only find my USB everything would be dandy
 
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Today I'll pick up either some zoas or some mushrooms for the nano, as well as some hermit crabs and snails, everything is going along nicely and thursday I'll start the conversion of the aquaclear to make a hob fuge.

Mike, from what I've read, the extra water movement and surface disruption, along with regular weekly water changes, should prevent any sort of surface skum from developing, so I"m hoping that I can get away without a skimmer....my bioload in this tank won't be astronomical either, two fish, some crabs and snails, possibly a shrimp or starfish...so we'll see.
 
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got the zoas in the tank, they're happy and all out, looking good with the GSPs and the half a mushroom LOL.

Also picked up two blue legged hermit crabs (tiiiiiiiiiiiny) and will grab some snails when they next get them in (they fly out of the tank it seems)

Fish within a few weeks hopefully!
 
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converted an old aquaclear 300 into a hob (well, in this case, side) into a media holder. Today I'll pick up a small thing of chemipure and possibly some cheto and a little light for the fuge. Also need some snails and maybe pick up my frogspawn coral. Also, took out one of the nanos so the tank wasn't too crowded, and with this ac300...there's 300gph coming out of that thing...so 540 gph total...54X the tank volume! wooooo!
 
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Picked up 3 trochus snails, frogspawn coral and enough cheato that if given enough time, will fill this hob fuge and the fuge in the 90.
 

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Nice. Glad to see its coming along well.

What exactly is chaeto. I haven't figured that out quite yet...
 
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The best way to describe it is a big ball of green...stuff.

It's a type of plant that, when used in a fuge, will help combat algae in the display tank, as well as add benificial nutrients to the water. In the long run I will also be using it to give to the tangs every now and then
 
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Current Setup as of March 10, 2008:
Dry Goods
10 Gallon AGA
96W Corallife Compact Florescent (50/50)
1 Koralia Nano Powerhead (240 gph)
1 50 watt Heater
1 Aquaclear 300 -converted to fuge - - - lr rubble, chaeto, 5oz chemipure, also houses heater (300 gph)

Filtration
17 lbs Indonesian Live Rock
guess you can put the fuge info here too

Corals
1 colony of red/brown/blue zoanthids (button polyps)
1 colony of Green Star Polyps (metalic green)
1 Torch Coral
1 Electric green Trumpet Coral

Live Stock
3 Trochus Snails
2 Hermit Crabs

Current Readings:
SG 1.025
temp: 78-80
pH: 8.3
Ammonia: 0
Nitrate:0-5
Nitrite: 0
Calcium: 420 ppm
alkalinity: 4.3

Really havn't had to add too much because of the regular water changes keeping the levels where they need to be, but do have calcium suppliments on standby. Also, will start dosing once a week with trace elements
 
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ask and ye shall recieve...not the greatest pics, I can't figure out how to set the camera for this light...guess I'll have to read the manual (gasp!) Also not too much to look at right now, an empty tank with some corals...once they start to grow in and I can figure out the camera, then there might be some ooooo inspiring pics LOL

Le Tank:
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Spider crab, spider crab, does whatever a spider crab does (if you watched the simpson movie, you know...oh you know):
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at work today there was this little guy just not doing well, so the tank owner told me to take him, her, whatever.

It's black and white, has a little orange nose...yep, I gots me a black onyx clown. Will post pics tonight once it's settled in.

It'll be the only one in the tank, might add a cleaner shrimp and a firefish, but since this little feller is gonna get up to three inches, I want him to have all the room he needs
 
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Woops, havn't added to this thread in quite a while, but update the journal, oh well, here it goes.

I've since added:
1 torch coral
1 colony button polyps
1 colony gsps with a bit of a green mushroom, hopefully that will take off
1 electric green Trumpet coral

livestock now includes:
3 Trochus snails
2 hermit crabs
1 onyx clown

fuge holds
50 watt heater
5 oz bag of chemipure
chaeto

pics tonight when I'm not at work LOL
 
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well I have a stupid mantis shrimp in my stupid tank....now I need to tear it down and get this critter out.....yaaaaaaaaaaay. *rolls eyes*
 

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Looking great so far!

Sorry you have to tear down for a freaking mantis. Better than a broken tank though.
 

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