So I know no one cares about this but her is an update to my tank
For all the newbies. Shoot for the stars, try everything you want in your tank, but research it first, and for god sake, get you research from many different locations before making your final decision. Patience is the object in this hobby, and with enough patience, your tank will be amazing!
( for good places to find info, google these terms)
great sites, really
pics from a few months ago...
Huge open brain
Emerald Mythrix Crab
Full tank shot
Branching montipora sps coral.
(lived FINE, until i dropped my glass lid in there and broke it. Its still fine though, just smaller)
So I built a little 2.5 gallon fuge for my ten gallon tank. It is ridicules I know, but its almost kind of cute really. I drilled a little platform into my stand for it and it came out uber strong. I raised it up of the stand with some stands and a little bit of wood for support.
I have it hooked up so the the water comes in via j siphon, and leaves through a jerry rigged PVC system pumped by a via aqua 360.
I run a filter sock every once and a while, especially the day I do a water change to help catch debris. Once I added this my 'trates dropped down to about 5ppm
And now her is my tank, more recent shots.
Since the previous pictures I added a awesome light.
its a mogul based 175w metal halide running a 1500k RX bulb on a magnetic ballast.
Oh and a stock list would probably help you guys.
Carpenter's Flasher Wrasse
True Perc Clown Fish
Serpent Banded Sea Star
Emerald Mythrix(sp?) Crab
Spotted Porcelain Crab
Chalice Coral (lps)
Radioactive Green Candycane
Huge open Brain Coral
8 head Acan
Maze Brain Coral
Assortment of zoos
assortment of Corallimorpharians
Now here are the halide pics
Ok, now I never come on this site anymore. Here is what pisses me off.
When I first came on, it was almost s if anything I asked wasn't answered, just the little questions.
I want to let you know though. From what little I knew then, and how much I know now I can tell you that in both times I KNEW my tank was cycle when I added things. I didn't rush anything and it was 2 months before I put a fish in.
Beta Baby, crushed coral is working for me just fine. You don't need a anaerobic section in your tank for it to function.... Having plenty of nitrifying bacteria and doing weekly water changes is fine. Oh and you pushed that my Ca was screwed up a little too hard. A two week old tank with 14lbs of live rock and 10 pounds of crushed coral? Oh and its a nano too,why would you even think of ca? Sorry maybe on a bigger tank baby. Wow, how many years have you been doing this again?
you took things out of context betta, and you seemed to twist what I had to say.
Boy I am glad I found a good website (reefcentral) cause you guys had me thinking that any lps in a PC lit tank was pushing it. So now ban me or delete this post but know this. I set up my tank and it looks good now. I have never killed anything in there, and it was technically called established two months ago.
oh, and enjoy the picture of the zoos that I put in my week old, CYCLED, tank, they are still around