2 years in the making 55 Gallon Tank

Discussion in 'Saltwater Beginners' started by praterface, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. praterfaceNew MemberMember

    After two years of research and saving I finally put water in the tank
    thank you all for your help

    Day 1:
    55 US Gal
    Nitrate-0
    Nitrite-0
    PH-8.4
    Salinity-34:1.025
    only 35lbs of base rock so far no outside filter yet. im using an old fresh hob to get some floating crap out.
     

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  2. Tony G.

    Tony G.Fishlore VIPMember

    oh wow! congrats! its looking great so far! is it gonna be a reef setup or just a FOWLR?
     
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    praterfaceNew MemberMember

    FOWLR. reef is scary
     
  4. harpua2002

    harpua2002Fishlore VIPMember

    Reef is great fun but I can understand your reservations. LOL.

    The tank's looking good, any plans to add some live rock and get your cycle going? :)
     
  5. ShadowbeamValued MemberMember

    Looks great, can't wait to hear how you progress with it! Which fish are you planning on putting in?
     
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    praterfaceNew MemberMember

    I put some Bio stuff in there yesterday. I do plan to get more base rock from the LFS. should I get already cured rock or will it die anyway?

    I havent even thought about fish yet
     
  7. harpua2002

    harpua2002Fishlore VIPMember

    The "bio stuff" won't do much to help, unfortunately. Adding live rock can cycle the tank quickly in and of itself, but no additive can take the place of patience when it comes to stability.
     
  8. Aquarist

    AquaristFishlore LegendMember

    Hello Praterface. That looks like a "very" nice tank you have. Thanks for sharing the photos! I'll be looking forward to updates from you.
    Ken
     




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