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post #11 of 108 Old 09-09-2010, 08:15 AM
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if i read this correctly you only used dry rock correct?? if so it will take longer to develop... adding a pice or two of good cured live rock will assist the process....

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post #12 of 108 Old 09-09-2010, 05:46 PM Thread Starter
O ok.
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post #13 of 108 Old 09-12-2010, 06:52 AM
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Tank is coming along great. I really like the fact that you went with a deep sand bed. Not only will you get the benefits of denitrification, but the corals will be that much closer to the light.

Adding some live rock would be a huge benefit. Just 5 pounds or so would even help a lot. You could also ask your LFS to give you a handful of rubble from the bottom of the live rock bin. This gunk is useless to them and can go a long way to adding diversity to your tank and seeding the sand bed and dry rock. When it comes to free rubble, the smaller the pieces the better. When I've done this, I generally like to scrape the bottom of the live rock vat, getting sandy grains of live rock rubble.
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post #14 of 108 Old 09-12-2010, 08:46 AM Thread Starter
I did get a cup of sand from my LFS to seed my sand bed. I think I will move a rock from my 75 gallon tank to this one just to get the bacteria then move it back.

At one of my LFS it's not free rumble. At my other only fish one I have not asked I will next time I go.

As for lights I plan for these Lights.

Pasfur, Have you had experiance with a trio of flasher wrasses in a tank of this size?
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post #15 of 108 Old 09-12-2010, 09:15 AM Thread Starter
I hate missing the edit margin, theres a new post above this one. Pafur just wondering but how would you stock this tank.
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post #16 of 108 Old 09-12-2010, 01:38 PM
OOH I love build threads! I will be anxiously following this one!

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post #17 of 108 Old 09-12-2010, 03:07 PM Thread Starter
THx i love build threads too

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post #18 of 108 Old 09-12-2010, 05:22 PM
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Pasfur, Have you had experiance with a trio of flasher wrasses in a tank of this size?
I do not. However, this option would be high up on my list. I love the flasher wrasses and overall they are reasonably hardy.

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I hate missing the edit margin, theres a new post above this one. Pafur just wondering but how would you stock this tank.
Ehh, i'm not big on marine tanks of this size because there just aren't a ton of option. Lets say you decide on a trio of flasher wrasse. I would throw in a couple of rock dwelling fish, like a Royal Gramma, Sailfin Blenny, or Watchman Goby. Then add a single center piece fish... maybe a Flame Angel or pair of Clownfish.

At the end of the day, the corals you select will determine the beauty of this tank. The fish will be an afterthought.
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post #19 of 108 Old 09-12-2010, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
O ok. Would you concider the banggai cardinals as a rock dwelling fish or center piece fish?
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post #20 of 108 Old 09-12-2010, 09:33 PM Thread Starter
LIke I said missing the margin...

Anyway How many of these do you think I could get away with instead of the flasher wrasses.
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