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    The 55 salt saga

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    zeketaz

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    The 55 salt saga

    Post by zeketaz on Sat May 26, 2012 3:42 pm

    It is finally here! Smile Still have a long way to go but it is up and running.

    Starting to add water


    Mr lone fish in the sump/fuge


    Clear water


    FTS


    Still have to add the rocks and build a case for the stand, but things will be taken slowly.
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    Re: The 55 salt saga

    Post by Fern on Sat May 26, 2012 7:31 pm

    Looking good!!!
    Its so quiet in my living room now! Its almost spooky!


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    Re: The 55 salt saga

    Post by zeketaz on Sat May 26, 2012 7:54 pm

    Lol and it's crazy loud in mine.
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    Re: The 55 salt saga

    Post by has no life on Sun May 27, 2012 12:41 am

    looking good so far.
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    Re: The 55 salt saga

    Post by zeketaz on Mon May 28, 2012 4:22 pm

    I cleaned the front of the glass


    Attempted putting the rock in it...it looks terrible.


    Also took tank readings just because and I don't like some of the results.

    Nitrate- 0
    Nitrite- 0
    Ammonia- .50
    Calcium- 24 drops
    KH- 12 drops
    Phos- .25
    PH- 8 think it's low cause have no lights on the tank yet.
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    Re: The 55 salt saga

    Post by has no life on Mon May 28, 2012 4:42 pm

    i think itlooks good. mine look'ed bad until i got a good light on my tank .still not happy with it
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    Re: The 55 salt saga

    Post by Fern on Tue May 29, 2012 10:38 am

    so your calcium is 480 if your using API and thats fine.
    PH of 8 is ok.
    Remember you are setting up and cycling Wink Things are gonna be a little off till it settles down


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    Re: The 55 salt saga

    Post by chrisb01 on Tue May 29, 2012 7:40 pm

    Great job you're doing there Zeke. You can just put a front on the stand. That's probably what I would do, I'm lazyyy...

    Fern wrote:Its so quiet in my living room now! Its almost spooky!

    You need some 'Salsa' music in there, spike it up girl!

    Besides, as long as the fish room is loud and busy, that's all you need.
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    Re: The 55 salt saga

    Post by zeketaz on Wed May 30, 2012 5:22 pm

    Got one treatment of red slime killer stuff done today. In 2 days I will go get one more box to finish the treatment.

    The snails are all still alive. Just got 3 blue legged crab things and they are still alive and Mr. Fish is still alive lol. Tank is still cycling though Sad

    Went to my parents and got one of the lights and took some pics. It's only a 2 bulb fixture but I like it!


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    Re: The 55 salt saga

    Post by has no life on Wed May 30, 2012 5:57 pm

    looks good
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    Re: The 55 salt saga

    Post by chrisb01 on Wed May 30, 2012 8:38 pm

    has no life wrote:looks good

    I concur...
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    Re: The 55 salt saga

    Post by Fern on Thu May 31, 2012 10:14 am

    Come by and I will give you a few small live rocks from my reef to help the cycle along


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    Re: The 55 salt saga

    Post by zeketaz on Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:12 pm

    Went boardroom yesterday and got more sand and then to ferns and got some live rock. Got home and put the sand in and made a royal mess. Was so cloudy I couldn't arrange the rocks to well so kind of just stuck them in. This morning I rearranged a little bit. I got some live critters as well and they were opening last night, but today more of them are open. I also have a nitrite reading Smile Have to test water again today to see what is going on.

    Polyps of sorts


    Brown wavy stuff


    Green wavy stuff


    FTS



    Still not happy with the rock work, but I'm getting there.
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    Re: The 55 salt saga

    Post by Fern on Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:26 pm

    Palythoas
    encrusting gorgonian
    green star polyp


    With all the live rock I gave you the tank should get over the mini cycle very very quickly!


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    Re: The 55 salt saga

    Post by chrisb01 on Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:57 pm

    It's looking great. Congrats.
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    Re: The 55 salt saga

    Post by zeketaz on Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:49 pm

    Thanks Smile I saw creepy pods today in the sump. They were huge and creepy looking lol. I put a couple pieces of flake good by them and they gingerly came out grabed a piece then darted back to safety lol.
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    Re: The 55 salt saga

    Post by has no life on Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:55 pm

    very nice Very Happy
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    Re: The 55 salt saga

    Post by chrisb01 on Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:37 am

    zeketaz wrote:Thanks Smile I saw creepy pods today in the sump. They were huge and creepy looking lol. I put a couple pieces of flake good by them and they gingerly came out grabed a piece then darted back to safety lol.

    I bet my mother-in-law is one of them. Do me a favor, send her to NYC UPS ground. :-)
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    Re: The 55 salt saga

    Post by zeketaz on Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:41 am

    Rofl!!! They'll be fish food soon enough. Right now they are just pod making factories. Muahahaha
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    Re: The 55 salt saga

    Post by Fern on Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:40 am

    Yay creepypods!
    LMAO @ Chris!


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    Re: The 55 salt saga

    Post by zeketaz on Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:41 pm

    Got water today and am mixing it now. What buffers and stuff am I going to need for the tank? I think my Peppermint shrimp ate a couple aptasias last nigh Smile I got 3 Peppermint shrimp yesterday I was bad lol.

    Here's the male
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    Re: The 55 salt saga

    Post by has no life on Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:55 pm

    i dont know what happen to my Peppermint shrimp some ate them my coral band shrimp still in there
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    Re: The 55 salt saga

    Post by Fern on Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:47 pm

    Come to boardroom this weekend I will hand you the 2 you really need, The brain isnt working well enough to remember what they are right now....

    Did you get any of the coral food yet? I forgot theres a liquid goo that's better for lower coral stock tanks.


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    Re: The 55 salt saga

    Post by zeketaz on Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:10 pm

    I grabed coral frenzy yesterday. I want a list of all vitamins, foods, and buffers I need before I buy fish. Since I have to save money for everything and budget before I buy. I need a job lol.
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    Re: The 55 salt saga

    Post by Fern on Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:59 pm

    Bring a paper and pencil then lol!


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