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    Posted: August 11 2010 at 11:24pm

Tank is still doing well, I sold some of the sps frags in there and have added the following:

-Yellow coris wrasse (had a small flatworm outbreak, he seems to be eating them) I will move him to the 30 gallon eventually
-Tail spot blenny.  Super cool fish with lots of personality
-RBTA. Just added it a couple days ago.
-small scarlett cleaner shrimp.
-ultra welsophillia
 
My take on LED so far: softies and lps are loving it and doing really well.  SPS is hit and miss, It seems to grow just fine but colors have been lacking.
Ill try and get some pics soon, let me know anyone has questions.
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any updates on this tank? would love to see some
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Pics as promised!
Zoas:
various acans:
sps:
duncans:
and FTS
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Another update for anyone who cares.... 
Tank is doing awesome, so far I am loving the led's!  The light is mounted far enough away from the tank that there is virtually no heat transfer to the tank from the lights , my temp is rock solid around the clock!  Also with the glass top there is hardly any evaporation , I only have to top off the tank once or twice a week tops, and even then is a very small amount of water.  I havent been using the ATO because right now its really not needed. 
All this = stability, which is something I was worried about with the small amount of water volume in the tank. CUC so far just consists of snails,  I have no fish yet but have added a the following corals:
-ora green birdnest
-orange monitpora digitata
-orange monti-cap
-pink acropora
-tri-color acro(was kinda bleached before hand, hoping it will color up)
-rainbow montipora
-blue candy cane
-6 head duncans
-pom pom xenia
-6-7 varietys of zoas
-4 varietys of acans
All corals look very happy and have kept there color. Pics coming soon I promise!
 
 


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Update:  things are moving right along, have had a diatom bloom for about a week now, added a small CUC consisting of 4 astrea, 2 cerith and 1 nass snail.  I also added some corals to see how they would do, and so far everything is doing great! 

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updates please
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Kay, did your wife tell you to do that because she doesn't like the open top look?  if so I can help and show you how to do an led retro (I had the same issue Big smile)
 
no it was the money i spent to get 4x24watt kit


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Need some opinions,
 
Tank has been running a over a week now, did some tests yesterday.  Nitrates, nitrites and ammonia were all 0.  Im wondering if I will have much of a cycle, or maybe just a really soft cycle.   The live rock was taken from an established system, and was out of the water for 6 hrs, so I expected a bunch of die off.  It was then cycled in a bucket in my garage for 2.5 weeks before being placed in the tank.  I added 5 gallons of water from my 30g, and the sand was new sand with just a little bit of live sand placed on top to seed.   I havent seen any diatoms yet.
Do you think its ready to try some coral or should I wait it out another week? 


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thanks, I think ill be able to throw some coral in real soon, the rock cured in a bucket in my garage for a couple weeks before I put it in the tank, so hopefully Ill have a quick soft cycle.
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I like it! Great aquascape for when you start throwing corals in there.  
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Got my rocks moved around, water has cleared up nicely. 
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Kay, did your wife tell you to do that because she doesn't like the open top look?  if so I can help and show you how to do an led retro (I had the same issue Big smile)
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looks good i was going to do that but my wife said no cause just put that nanotuners 4 24w pc kit in my hood  so was mad about up grading keep this going want to know more about the par lights thanks Thumbs Up
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Oh nice, you got everything in it.  I'm excited to see how this turns out Big smile


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You are me but with more drive. I thought about doing this exact thing when I saw those tanks down at reefrunners. I was going to get the same light to put on it! Congrats for being the alternate universe me who went through with this plan! I'm eager to see it with fish and coral. Looks awesome.
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yes he did, Im very happy with it
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Thanks! I'm hoping 1 bulb will be enough, it seems pretty bright.
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That's a cool looking setup. Looks like you have plenty of light also.
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