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Old 10-31-2005, 10:12 PM
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2 Week old infant tank

Well, it's not much but this is the beginnings of an attempt at SW! Most of what you see is from a previous FW tank i had. Gave away all the fish and started fresh as of 2 Sundays ago. It's not much but it'll grow. I have a Tek hood on it's way that i should be getting around wed. That's 16lbs of LR and 10 lbs of CC in a 20L. HOB filter and 150W heater. Like i said it's not much but it's a start! Also, this pic is from a phone and it's crappy so i'll be posting up better ones later. Just thought i'd share.
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Old 10-31-2005, 10:14 PM
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good start, can you get rid of the crushed coRaL
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Old 10-31-2005, 10:15 PM
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nice start Welcome to Manhattan Reefs!
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Old 10-31-2005, 10:21 PM
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Yup ditch the crushed coral unless you want to have an on going battle with nitrate.....
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Old 10-31-2005, 10:27 PM
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Welcome to MR ,,,as you see ,,out gos the crushed coral,get some good fine sand ,
nice start ,,good luck onthe SW tank ,
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Old 10-31-2005, 10:43 PM
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Has anyone said get rid of the crushed coral?!

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Old 11-01-2005, 02:21 PM
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I was thinking of gettin rid of the crushed coral but since everyone else is tellin me to keep it

yea, that's my next planned purchase. Question about that though, i'm thinking how am i gonna go about that. should i just try to scoop out as much as I can with my hands or just take everything out and restart... the latter sounds like such a pain in the *** and more money...
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Old 11-01-2005, 02:34 PM
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I think you should just scoop it out. The little bit thats left over, will be covered with the fine sand you get, not a biggie. What kind of a skimmer are you going to use on this?
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Old 11-01-2005, 02:37 PM
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you may have to reStart... sad to saY... BUT save the water. try not to distuRb the cc so you can reuse sediment-free saltwater...
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Old 11-01-2005, 02:56 PM
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you may have to reStart... sad to saY... BUT save the water. try not to distuRb the cc so you can reuse sediment-free saltwater...
LOL...don't listen to Ink; there should not be much to disturb in a 2 week old tank. Just remove as much as you can. Adding sand will be more of a pain, since it'll cloud your water until bacteria settles on the sand particles.
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