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post #21 of 208 Old 05-28-2008, 12:35 PM
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Really neat. I like how you're keeping us updated on the process. This is making me really want a saltwater tank! I've wanted one for awhile, but I'm supposed to be downsizing. We're trying to sell our house. ::sigh:: I'll just keep watching yours for now. 8)

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post #22 of 208 Old 05-30-2008, 10:53 PM Thread Starter
I'm sorry for lack of pictures; our camera has been broken and will be repaired soon.

I am getting half of my CUC tommorow. I will be picking up 4 snails, and 1 or 2 hermits for now, so I dont overload the bioload too much. Eventually, I want 8 snails, 3 hermits, and 1 shrimp (and maybe a PomPom/Porcleain Crab). Will post params before I leave to make sure it is ok.
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post #23 of 208 Old 06-01-2008, 10:17 PM
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sounds like a good idea, you should def get one of the listed crabs, i got a porcelain crab and hes so neat, you just have to make sure to feed him that kent marine stuff... it comes in a purple bottle and says for marine inverts... god ill remember the name in a sec. whenever i feed that he comes out and does that little dance thing its funny.
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post #24 of 208 Old 06-01-2008, 10:52 PM Thread Starter
Thanks for the advice Blue.

My params as of yesterday are
Ammonia: 0ppm
'trites: 0ppm
'trates: 7ppm (a bit high)
SG: 1.024
pH: 8.0 (low)

Went to the LFS yesterday and picked up 2 Astrea Snails and 2 Scarlet Reef hermits. They didnt have a big selection on Snails (only Astrea and Turbo), so I only picked up 2. Still have to find Cerith, Nerite, and Nassarius Snails (and one or two more hermits).
They are really helping my algea go down! My snails are almost full though; they are just sitting on the glass. :) Ah, backup is coming soon.

Pictures to come once the camera gets fixed.
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post #25 of 208 Old 06-01-2008, 11:36 PM
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chroma plex, thats it. good to hear you got some snails going. cant wait for some pickage.
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post #26 of 208 Old 06-07-2008, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
Camera is still getting fixed.

Anyways, I just picked up 1 more Astrea Snail and 1 more Hermit Crab. My HC's ar done, and I plan to pick up 2 Nassarius Snails and 2 Nerite Snails from a fellow reefer here soon.
I also ordered a Subcurrent Internal Filter; it has a built-in surface skimmer, that holds filter pads and has a 160gph return nozzle. This will really help me out. Should be here on June 10th.
Oh, and I plan to add a 2.5G fuge soon. Just got to get some more cash for the plumbing, return pump, tank, baffles, etc.
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post #27 of 208 Old 06-07-2008, 01:43 PM
I used to go catch hermit crabs in the atlantic ocean when I was younger xP
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post #28 of 208 Old 06-08-2008, 12:16 PM
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It all sounds wonderful. I can't wait to see new pictures!

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post #29 of 208 Old 06-08-2008, 08:19 PM Thread Starter
Day 22

More than tree weeks in. Wow. It feels more like less than a week to me.

Anyways, I guess our camera wasnt broken; our lense was. So, my dad has the "old" lens that I am using to take pics for now. Here they are:

(Didnt mean to take this, but it looks cool) FTS:





That wonderful algea the snails are cleaning up:

Snail/Hermit Algea Attack Teamwork:

Feather Dusters (I have probably, 10 dusters on that rock in that spot. These are the four bigger ones):

And Mr. Flower Anemone. Not very happy with me when I took this because I disturbed him with my Mag-Float:
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post #30 of 208 Old 06-08-2008, 08:22 PM
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Great looking pics! i love that anemone too bad ive never seen them sold :( . I added my snails early so they have the diatoms down pretty well, its really growing on your back glass :P . looks great so far cody
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