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    Posted: May 29 2016 at 8:44am
Got my first tank moved an up yesterday. Just wanted to thank those that gave me some tips an help. I am estate with how it turned out. So far everything survived!
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It looks really good, be sure to test your ammonia and nitrates daily over the next 4 to 7 days in case your get a mini cycle. Congrats on the new setup the Rock scape looks good.
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24 gal softie tank
11 gal nano anemone tank
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Thank you, will do. I appreciate the advise you gave me.
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I will post some more pics. In a little
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Did this tank, sand and rock come from someone in the WMAS?
Did they help with your understanding of reef tank biology?

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Looks like you are off to a good start.  Good luck!  Clap
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What LED's are those and how big is the tank? 
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I'm not sure if they are on wmas. Yes it came pretty stocked. I have a few buddies who are in to reefin so I been picking there brain for about half a year. They are AI prime. Thanks all
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Nitrite=0 ammonia=0 nitrate=2 ph=8.1 alk=3.2 think there all good.
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Thanks mark glad to be here. I will take in all the knowledge I can from you guys. Posting some pics in another post hopefully. It's having troubles loading
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Looks really good! Was the alkalinity measured in dKH or meg/L?
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I believe it has to be meq/l (3.2 milliequivalent per liter equals 9 dKH and 160 ppm)
I'm thinking the water is new, or mostly new. It would be very odd have a dKH reading that low.

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The water is 4 months old. An about 10 gl fresh when I moved it. Yes I have been reading a lot of it. Very helpful, some seems to be personal preference as well tho, so people seem to have disagreements on certain topics.
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Can't figure out why it won't let me post pics tho.
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Welcome! You'll find a ton of opinions as you read. You'll also find that a ton of reefers, some very successful, hardly or ever get online. There are certain best practices, like having Alk around 8-12 versus 1-8, that make sense. The most important thing is patience and consistency. If you can only get your Calc to say 410, that is fine, as long as you keep it steady.

One thing that helped me was physically seeing tanks that people had, that were doing well, and picking their brain in person.

Awesome set up the way!

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Awesome thanks Marcos. Don't know many people with sw tanks, hopefully that changes. I have a doser but don't want to start dosing till I get the tank down an figured out, also in case it goes into a mini cycle. If any of you are ever around Layton an want to stop by an give me some advice, would greatly appreciate it. Thanks Blayne
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