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Old 09-19-2012, 12:37 AM
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Well thought I would start a journal also

My goal is too make a creative beautiful nano aquarium learn as much as I can not have fun alone the way( first tank in salt water should be intreasting lol:mrgreen )

My plans are too use hardy corals ect make it colorful and alive with fish and other inhabitants

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17.5 gallon rimless tank
Marineland led lights
Marineland hob filter ( 30 gallon rating)
Fluval water heater( 250 watt??lol )
Kydor power head/wave maker(750 gph)

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40 lbs rock(39lbs dead 1 lb too seed with)
30lbs live fine sand
As for fish ect no clue same with corals ect

Srry for crappy spelling gunna do all this off a tablet I just got spelling will improve hahahaha

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Old 09-19-2012, 12:39 AM
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Some more pics of equipment...

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a post has been made in all the contest forumns regarding contest rules via the timeline, everyone should read this post as there seems to be some confusion.
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If you still have the chance, get an aquaclear 70 (atleast), mod it to a HOB refugium and put in some chaeto. Works WONDERFUL!!!! Brought my 10+ppm nitrate to 0 in just 2 days (mine is a 20 gallon with aquaclear 110).


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Well thought I would start a journal also

My goal is too make a creative beautiful nano aquarium learn as much as I can not have fun alone the way( first tank in salt water should be intreasting lol:mrgreen )

My plans are too use hardy corals ect make it colorful and alive with fish and other inhabitants

Equipment

17.5 gallon rimless tank
Marineland led lights
Marineland hob filter ( 30 gallon rating)
Fluval water heater( 250 watt??lol )
Kydor power head/wave maker(750 gph)

Live stock

40 lbs rock(39lbs dead 1 lb too seed with)
30lbs live fine sand
As for fish ect no clue same with corals ect

Srry for crappy spelling gunna do all this off a tablet I just got spelling will improve hahahaha
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Old 09-19-2012, 10:26 AM
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Whoa, that's a LOT of rocks haha.
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If you still have the chance, get an aquaclear 70 (atleast), mod it to a HOB refugium and put in some chaeto. Works WONDERFUL!!!! Brought my 10+ppm nitrate to 0 in just 2 days (mine is a 20 gallon with aquaclear 110).
So not enough filtration..? can I make this ones mini refugium..? Chaeto?
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Old 09-19-2012, 02:31 PM
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Whoa, that's a LOT of rocks haha.
Yea it is but I want a beautiful aquascape and I'm hoping the rock and sand would be my main filtration..
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Yea it is but I want a beautiful aquascape and I'm hoping the rock and sand would be my main filtration..
Not to be rash, but can almost guaruntee you wont fit 40lbs of rock 'beautifully' into a 17.5g tank!
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So not enough filtration..? can I make this ones mini refugium..? Chaeto?
You do have enough filtration but mini refug will help you with the nitrate. The fluval won't be of much use in saltwater. I used a 20gallon aqueon for chemi pure elite and purigen. Ofcourse it is not mandatory or anything, just helps
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Not to be rash, but can almost guaruntee you wont fit 40lbs of rock 'beautifully' into a 17.5g tank!
I think it looks great here is a pic of tank with rock and cycling just fine...alittle crowded but it all fits lol..

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