11-16-2010, 07:54 PM
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Originally Posted by denrgb
However, next month there is a "frag-a-thon" we're thinking about going to. It's $40 bucks and there are 8-10 workstations on how to cut and grow coral. Any coral you cut you can keep, so 8-10 corals for $40, plus learning about frags. I REALLY want to take advantage of this, but I don't know where I can put the corals until my tank is ready. I'm going to try getting a friend at a LFS to hold them for me for a bit. I don't know what else to do. It might be a little bit before the Q-tank is ready for anything, even if I set it up this weekend and get a good light for it. Either way I have a month to get something set up.
just a couple of comments. just like fish corals can carry diseases and hitich hikers that are predators of corals too. So be careful especially if you are planing to keep a certain type of coral in numbers. So please read, qurantine, dip corals and not start off on a bad foot as this can be expensive and a real pain to fix. As for the mouse pad, it's a good idea but this is what i used under my tank and you might find it nice to use
I hope you will opt to use RO/DI water in your start up/ routine of topping off and SW making. It'll save you headaches in the long run. Remember to also have good water movement as the ocean is constantly moving like a washing machine and it's important for water quality. however, it seems like you're off to a good start. that skimmer looks like it should do a bang up job. That skimmer will rip your water apart( a good thing)! I've had an octopus skimmer too and it's pretty decent unit. good luck on your build!
Last edited by reefsahoy; 11-16-2010 at 08:00 PM..