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Elysium
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2016-08-15, 17:28

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So, I have no idea what I'm really doing, but here's what it looks like now. The camera can't take a shot with the blues on, so I turned them off for the four side shots.



I've been going a bit slowly since I'm new to the hobby, but got the lights done this weekend.

I'd plumbed the sump but after an hour found some very slow leaks on my connections, so fixed those up and will give it another shot after work. Once the sump is hooked up the heater and wavemakers will come out.

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I haven't hooked up the skimmer yet, need to get a proper sized pump for it and then that should be ready to go.

If anyone feels up to helping me ID some hitchhikers, I've posted in the Reef Central forum a few days back and haven't heard anything yet. Just wanted to verify whether or not some of the new critters should stay or go, but didn't see a specific place for that.

Happy to take any advice on rock placements too.
Reef Central is kind of the Appleinsider of reef forums. You might have better luck on Reef2Reef.

Best bet for taking pics with the blue LEDs is to play with your white balance or use gel filters.

Things are looking good.

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alcimedes
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2016-08-22, 13:03

Sump is plumbed, but I found a few slow leaks. In looking for a solution online I came across this self adhesive rubber like tape. It's been two days so far and it appears the tape is enough to seal the leaks. We will see.

Pulled the heater out of the display along with the wave makers. Going to try and hook up the skimmer next. I was debating installing it externally, but the leak proof nature of having it installed in the sump itself is outweighing the space I think I'd gain by having it external. Not positive yet, but am considering what the best option would be there.

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2016-09-23, 17:28

Added my first paid for critter last night. An arrow crab. The crab loves to eat bristleworms, which my wife thinks are gross.

Put him in the tank and he was tearing into his first worm in 20 min. The kids thought it was super cool.

Lily kept saying "I want to see the water spider!"



I'll have to get some full tank shots later on.

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Brad
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2016-09-23, 17:36

Whoa, cool!
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turtle
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2016-09-24, 12:20

That thing looks like it has bobble eyes!
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2017-01-12, 17:29

I got some pom pom crabs for the tank, I'll have to take a pic when I get home. They're the cutest things ever.
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2017-01-15, 17:34

Pom Pom crabs are always fun to watch.
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2017-03-02, 16:28

How goes your tank alc?
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2017-03-02, 17:57

Still doing OK. I think my coral banded shrimp killed my arrow crab, that was too bad.

I've since picked up a sea urchin.

I'm still adding things pretty slowly to the tank since I have no idea what I'm really doing, but I should take another photo or two and upload them here.

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2017-03-02, 21:56

Yeah, where are the pictures?
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2017-07-13, 19:53


Saw this via reddit and thought of your tank alc. How's it going now? Got any updated pics?
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