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post #31 of 107 Old 02-19-2012, 10:50 AM
Tyler Merrick Blog Archive Modifing the Coralife Super Skimmer CSS

I modified the Coralife 220 skimmer. Works fine now. Also, I put probably 2 times the fishing line you see there on mine.

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post #32 of 107 Old 02-23-2012, 04:05 PM Thread Starter
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Quick update on the tank.

Tested not too long ago..
Ammonia 0
Nitrite 0
Nitrate 20ppm
pH 8
SG 1.024

Looking good? Time to add the CUC yet or should I wait?

I have a bucket of saltwater mixed and ready to go in case I should do a water change?

Thanks guys again.

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75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
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post #33 of 107 Old 02-23-2012, 05:52 PM
Your good, dump in the CUC. W/C would do too.
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Your good, dump in the CUC. W/C would do too.
Thanks. Any order I should dump them in and what should I be feeding them until I get the fish?

I have the food for the fish already.

Will do a partial water change soon as the water is a little cold at the moment, forgot to plug the heater in - lol!

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75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
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post #35 of 107 Old 02-23-2012, 06:34 PM
Feed them? You don't have any algae growing in your tank? WOW, they will munch on Nori Sheets, the hermits will munch on sinkin shrimp pellets.
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post #36 of 107 Old 02-23-2012, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
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I have a slight diatom bloom but that was because I set my timer wrong for the lights and accidentally left them on full for 10 hours while I was at work.

Least I think it is a diatom bloom, brown patch on the sand bed.

I have algae wafers from my freshwater tank, so will give them a bit of that.

10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)

75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
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post #37 of 107 Old 02-27-2012, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
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So my trip to get the CUC didnt exactly go as planned.

I did managed to get some but my LFS has just got an order in and everything saltwater apart from 6 tanks was in quarantine.

Managed to get:
10 x Scarlet Reef Hermits
10 x Orange Spot Butterscotch Nassarius Snail

I have on order:
10 x Astrea Snails
10 x Cerith Snails
5 x Turbo snails
5 x Peppermint shrimp.

Lost one Hermit crab on the way home as it came out of its shell, lost a leg and then passed on.

10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)

75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
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So my trip to get the CUC didnt exactly go as planned.

I did managed to get some but my LFS has just got an order in and everything saltwater apart from 6 tanks was in quarantine.

Managed to get:
10 x Scarlet Reef Hermits
10 x Orange Spot Butterscotch Nassarius Snail

I have on order:
10 x Astrea Snails
10 x Cerith Snails
5 x Turbo snails
5 x Peppermint shrimp.
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post #39 of 107 Old 02-28-2012, 09:00 AM Thread Starter
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How long should I be waiting now until I add the fish, am in no hurry.

The rest of the CUC as mentioned will be out of quarantine in 2 weeks. There is another store but I would prefer to use the more "reputable" one that I have the order with.

I cannot believe the speed the Orange Spots come out the sand at even the slightest smell of food. I put a tiny piece of algae wafer in and before it was even on the bottom the tank, all 10 sprang out the sand and swarmed it when it finally touched bottom.

They enjoy climbing the side of the aquarium as well and then dropping off and going straight back into the sand.

10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)

75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
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post #40 of 107 Old 02-28-2012, 06:36 PM
You can slowly start to add fish now if you'd like. Slowly, watch the water parameters.
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