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ReganY
04-04-2016, 08:23 PM
So I got my setup done courtesy of Concept Aquariums. Jason came by to help setup.http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160404/8525fe5fc4eeaab7874486a0d65b27c0.jpghttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160404/aa113ef7395d4635fb46b2f4eece173d.jpg

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lyall12
04-05-2016, 01:16 AM
Looking good!

ReganY
04-05-2016, 03:21 AM
Looking good!
Thanks!

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ReganY
04-05-2016, 03:22 AM
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160405/ec2217129d3815e06ed018d9f1bff09f.jpg

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iamfrontosa
04-05-2016, 04:21 AM
looks good

Simons
04-05-2016, 04:36 AM
Really looks good Regan! Remember nothing happens quickly...patience! :)

kien
04-05-2016, 07:43 PM
Remember nothing happens quickly...patience! :)

You are greatly mistaken ! In this hobby, bad things happen very quickly. Trust me, I know. :lol: .. more like -> :sad: actually.

Simons
04-05-2016, 08:38 PM
hahah true!

ReganY
05-12-2016, 06:21 AM
Ok update, tank is cycled and my first additions to the tank.http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160512/10538f0fb48fc519e356ecde926413ae.jpghttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160512/740a44cf2931d6a58ced3155567951ba.jpg

Plus snails.

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Scythanith
05-12-2016, 10:20 AM
Looks great! I'm curious about the rubble zone in the sump. Is it there for microfauna? Just be aware that it will be come a nutrient sync if you don't siphon out the bottom of the section often.

What are your thoughts on a skirt for it?

kien
05-12-2016, 04:20 PM
Not only the bottom of that chamber but those rocks themselves will start to collect detritus in all their nooks and crannies over time. You will at some point want to clean out that chamber and it will be a nightmare, probably :-)

As a suggestion, what you could use in stead of the rubble are floating dish pads.

http://i1002.photobucket.com/albums/af144/muzanji/Internet%20MEME/dish_pads_zps7dbff193.jpg

Since they float they are less likely to accumulate detritus. At least mine never have. Plus you can easily stick a vacuum in that chamber and vacuum up the accumulated detritus. That is unless accumulated detritus is exactly what you're wanting in that chamber. In which case, carry on :-)

ReganY
05-13-2016, 02:54 AM
I have chaeto in there as well as some pods. I do plan on siphoning out the bottom.

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FishyFishy!
05-13-2016, 04:55 AM
I have the same style rubble zone in both my setups, have yet to clean them out and have almost zero nutrients. Mine are both return pump fed, so they are after the mechanical filters, so that may help. But either way I like these rubble sections.

kien
05-13-2016, 05:41 AM
I guess if you're not neurotic about keeping the floor of your sump clean like I am, then they're fine :-) I try to vacuum out every inch my sump floor during every water change. Probably not necessary though. I have to remind myself that not everyone is as neurotic as I am. :lol:

FishyFishy!
05-13-2016, 02:29 PM
I guess if you're not neurotic about keeping the floor of your sump clean like I am, then they're fine :-) I try to vacuum out every inch my sump floor during every water change. Probably not necessary though. I have to remind myself that not everyone is as neurotic as I am. :lol:

Well I guess your tank always shows the fruits of your labor so you're doing something right!

kien
05-13-2016, 03:51 PM
Well I guess your tank always shows the fruits of your labor so you're doing something right!

That's the beauty of this hobby. There's lots of shades of "right" :-) If the rubble zone works for you, then that's "right" as well :biggrin:

ReganY
05-13-2016, 07:15 PM
It's either rubble or micro algae right? Or both...

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Craigdillman
05-13-2016, 11:27 PM
i have miracle mud then some rubble on top and cheetoo growing over top of that works well never touch the sand bed in there and there are pods GALORE and cheetoo grow like crazy

ReganY
05-14-2016, 03:03 AM
i have miracle mud then some rubble on top and cheetoo growing over top of that works well never touch the sand bed in there and there are pods GALORE and cheetoo grow like crazy
Where do you get your pods from?

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Craigdillman
05-14-2016, 04:05 AM
They are there you just have to give them a place to reproduce away from my mandrin and leporod wrasse ;)

Craigdillman
05-14-2016, 04:08 AM
Refugium isn't needed if you have a big enough tank they will find places to hide

ReganY
05-22-2016, 08:20 PM
The pods must be way too small as I don't see any.

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Dearth
05-22-2016, 10:45 PM
The pods must be way too small as I don't see any.

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Look in the caves, nooks and crannies and the bottom of rocks with a flashlight both during the day and at night their eyes will reflect the light and yes they are small ranging from micro sized to about 1-2 millimetres long

duncangweller
05-22-2016, 10:53 PM
I only ever see them on the glass at night if I shine a light in the tank.

ReganY
05-23-2016, 02:55 AM
Look in the caves, nooks and crannies and the bottom of rocks with a flashlight both during the day and at night their eyes will reflect the light and yes they are small ranging from micro sized to about 1-2 millimetres long
Thanks for the tip! I'll try that.

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