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helimech
02-22-2015, 11:42 PM
Hey guys,
So I have finally started something I've always wanted to do, though I underestimated the learning curve :wink:.
Thankfully there are lots of helpful people and advice on this site!
My set up is currently as follows:

-29G Biocube (Used)

-I'm using the stock lighting, though I had to do a temporary (hopefully) mod to the cooling, as the transformer and fans were fried. I also added an extra blue LED i had kicking around to the moonlight array.

-So far I have 30Lbs of liverock that I got off a fellow canreefer that was shutting his tank down, with some dead rock in the sump area and a 1" sand layer that came in the tank.

-after having someone test my water I have added two blue/green Chromis

-Also free with the live rock came a mushroom (still alive), a cluster of polyps?, lots of little stars and some small snails. Of course all sorts of other goodies that are tiny ;)


The tank has been running for just over two weeks and is at the diatom stage. No ammonia yet, nitrates holding at 10ppm and Ph at 7.9-8.1
Pics to come!

helimech
02-23-2015, 12:38 AM
So here are some pics:
Initial setup
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-O8ThsUwO7k0/VOpyo-V79-I/AAAAAAAACdo/VLoLbT09l54/s1600/DSC_0374.JPG

Got some lights and live rock!
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-nT2k-ofWSLk/VOpzZWgkhhI/AAAAAAAACeE/I_j-njX4aZw/s1600/DSC_0378.JPG

Running for a week:
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-t24_RY9KMpY/VOpzY08T7gI/AAAAAAAACeA/Qq2AVmbtyw4/s1600/DSC_0383.JPG

My light cooling retrofit ;) (a little ghetto)
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-WU_Wn-f5THQ/VOpz0yY_BnI/AAAAAAAACeg/XPRCPKSPAUw/s1600/DSCF2308.JPG

Freebies that came with the live rock: If anyone knows what they are feel free to let me know!
1.
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-slnMJfeYHjk/VOpzviKx_AI/AAAAAAAACeQ/Abr0sY9sY3Q/s1600/DSCF2309.JPG
2.
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-AY8s273XWII/VOpzUvbIszI/AAAAAAAACdw/QFlPEVR_SAM/s1600/DSCF2262.JPG
3.
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-DTTBtb3v9Y4/VOpzyulLpRI/AAAAAAAACeY/YnexYQVBhgU/s1600/DSCF2295.JPG
4.
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-agtNWI_NDXM/VOpzW26Fn-I/AAAAAAAACd4/6F_fBYqarPw/s1600/DSCF2272.JPG


Currently it looks like this! (yuck)
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-NAn9pVxMic8/VOpz3TTA20I/AAAAAAAACeo/kzxtLoAh_sM/s1600/DSCF2311.JPG

helimech
04-19-2015, 04:43 AM
tank as it sits today!

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-HpDzpezbxC0/VTMSD0BIPLI/AAAAAAAACf4/b1SOEJvvWek/s1600/DSC_0490.JPG
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-AK5mAontE60/VTMjMf_C4SI/AAAAAAAACgI/wXjDR6Moj14/s1600/DSCF2345.JPG