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Starting Bio-Cube 29G! Advice?

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Starting Bio-Cube 29G! Advice?
Old 11-17-2011, 11:07 PM   #21
 
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If I don't currently have a skimmer, is that a bad thing? I have 20lbs of pukani and it looks pretty full. I might add some small pieces at a later time, but at this point I'm satisfied. I added 10 hermits, blue and red legged. I have the hydor nano 425 going already and had the actinic light on for 6 hrs
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This is where it gets fuzzy. If your only going to run 20lbs of Live Rock, then I'd suggest getting s skimmer. You have to remember that the Live Rock acts as your filter, and if you don't have enough, then you will run into problems. Hydor is a good thing. Lighting is cool, and of your choice at this point.
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Old 11-18-2011, 09:31 AM   #22
 
can the skimmer wait for like a week? I'll be out of town working for 6 days.













That is with the added LR, and my 10 Hermits

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Old 11-18-2011, 10:20 AM   #23
 
Also, i bought Bio-Spyra before I set the tank up, If I dosed it with the Bio-Spyra could I add a blood shrimp today?
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Old 11-18-2011, 04:39 PM   #24
 
I would not add anything for at least a week. But better yet, I wouldn't add anything to a tank that is going to run into ammonia. I would wait til you got back. Also, nice shots. =). And yes, the skimmer can wait til you get back.

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Old 11-18-2011, 06:03 PM   #25
 
Nice shifts?

I think I'd like some more rock on the left but I'm not sure. To me it looks like more than 20lbs, Its really probably only like 18 because it was all purchased wet.
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Old 11-18-2011, 06:26 PM   #26
 
I have a rough drafted stocklist
1 Perc Clown
1 Black Clown
1 Mandarin (Probably 6 months or so from now after my fuge has been running for awhile)
2 BG Chromis
1 Kaudern Cardinal

Pulsing Xenia
FrogSpawn
Torch Coral

I need to do more research to match up my corals with similar lighting but this is somewhat of a wish list
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Old 11-18-2011, 07:16 PM   #27
 
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Nice shifts?

I think I'd like some more rock on the left but I'm not sure. To me it looks like more than 20lbs, Its really probably only like 18 because it was all purchased wet.
Yea, I sent that message through my phone, and well it kinda got sent wrong, my bad to all who saw that mess.... NICE SHOTS OF THE TANK.

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Old 11-18-2011, 07:17 PM   #28
 
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I have a rough drafted stocklist
1 Perc Clown
1 Black Clown
1 Mandarin (Probably 6 months or so from now after my fuge has been running for awhile)
2 BG Chromis
1 Kaudern Cardinal

Pulsing Xenia
FrogSpawn
Torch Coral

I need to do more research to match up my corals with similar lighting but this is somewhat of a wish list
Good start to the list. Basically LPS and Softies are going to be your best bet on lighting similarities. SPS and Anemones are the Light hungry monsters, and those need the cleanest of water.
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Old 11-19-2011, 06:53 PM   #29
 
Well I had my water checked today at the LFS, they said I need to let it cycle for a few days. The Ammonia was cycled but something else wasnt? I was too busy looking at the corals and drooling as I wait for my time to add them lol.. Imagination was running a little. I added Bio-Spira today along with some other adds.


7 ML of Seachem Reef Complete
3 ML of Kent Strontium & Molybdenum
5 ML of Kent Coral-Vite
3 ML of Kent Essential Elements
100 ML of Instant Ocean Bio-Spira


My brother encouraged me to add these so that when I add corals and such, Everything will be at the right levels.
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Old 11-19-2011, 07:57 PM   #30
 
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Well I had my water checked today at the LFS, they said I need to let it cycle for a few days. The Ammonia was cycled but something else wasnt? I was too busy looking at the corals and drooling as I wait for my time to add them lol.. Imagination was running a little. I added Bio-Spira today along with some other adds.


7 ML of Seachem Reef Complete
3 ML of Kent Strontium & Molybdenum
5 ML of Kent Coral-Vite
3 ML of Kent Essential Elements
100 ML of Instant Ocean Bio-Spira


My brother encouraged me to add these so that when I add corals and such, Everything will be at the right levels.
Interesting. How do you know what those levels are? Are you testing for those also? Those are just adding crap to the water that you are waiting to cycle, they are not helping, as theres is nothing using them up, with the exception of the Live Rock. Your water changes take care of those elements for you. No need to dose.
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