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post #31 of 35 Old 05-25-2012, 08:20 PM
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Any more updates on the tank? =]

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post #32 of 35 Old 06-03-2012, 08:32 AM Thread Starter
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Any more updates on the tank? =]

Not much change on the tank at the moment, I am letting things settle in with the clowns and the chromis. I am planning on adding some more pods to my system sometime this month in prepartion of adding a Mandarian although it will be at least a few months before the tank is ready for that. This month I will probably be adding another fish, haven't decided which one yet. I am thinking about maybe trying liveaquaria.

Some other projects that I am working on for the tank is making a screen top to replace the glass cover, the first idea I tried did not work as planned so I am off to the next idea which I think will work just need to decide if I want to use part of the glass cover or if I want to pick up some acyrlic for this project. I have also been continuing to research what type of lighting that I would like to upgrade to, have been bouncing back between t5s and leds. I think that I have decided on doing leds like originally planned and might have found a fixture that is nicely priced that will work. By the end of the summer I will hopefully be ready to start adding my first corals.
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post #33 of 35 Old 06-13-2012, 09:35 PM
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Barb, did you get a refugium? My wife was going to buy me one for fathers day but I got the protein skimmer already. Kind of wish I went with the fuge first. What skimmer did u get? You read about my skimmer issues.
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post #34 of 35 Old 06-21-2012, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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Hi Jim no haven't done a refugium yet, although I have a breeder net hanging on the back of the tank that I am growing some chaeto in for the time being. I am actually looking at adding a sump onto the system using a pvc overflow system that a member on r2r shared with me. I am thinking with my sump that I will do the middle section as a refugium for growing my copepods in, it will not be large enough to do much for water quality but will be plenty to hopefully keep a future Mandarian happy.

The skimmer I am using at the moment is a Bubble Magus NAC5e which is a hob skimmer, works well and pulls alot of gunk from the water. My only complaint is that sometimes the pump does not want to start back up after having unplugged the skimmer. I end up having to empty the water out of the skimmer body, take the pump off so that I can get the impellar unstuck. Really not that difficult to do just more of an inconvience and a bit of a pita since I am trying not to dump saltwater out all over the place. If and when I go with a sump I may change the skimmer unless I can get it to work correctly hanging off of the sump. But that will be a project for later down the road. Yes I did see the issues that you where having with your skimmer, has it quieted down more since the last post?
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post #35 of 35 Old 06-21-2012, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
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