Still Researching, but have a few questions!

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  1. Zechenia

    Zechenia Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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    I am probably being paraniod asking again, but I want to be sure I am not going overboard here (or missing a better option) before I order but in my 28 gallon bowfront tank, would 2 of the 550 Koralia Evolution's be too much flow in my tank?
     
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  3. trapstar991

    trapstar991 Feather Duster

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    i tried blue and i liked it but the dark look really looks crapy i mixed in 40 lbs of pink fiji it looks better but now it bothers me that i have multi color sand-.- im pulling everything out soon and going with bahama oolite it looks great
     
  4. Zechenia

    Zechenia Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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    Ya, I decided to go with just normal colored sand.
     
  5. Zechenia

    Zechenia Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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    My rock showed up today!

    I briefly did some scaping. Mainly just putting it where they seemed to fit best (dont want something that's all tippy!)

    What do you think (all dif angles of same scape)?

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    Any tips on what to change? Also, if I'm planning for a specific structure, any tips on keeping it stable?
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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  7. Zechenia

    Zechenia Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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    Ya, I've been debating the egg crate thing. I was mostly worried of it restricting the little sand critters from moving aroudn too much, haha.

    This morning I started (and tonight I will work on it more) trying to open up the bottom middle of it. We'll see what I can do. I had a really cool looking one set up with a big cave in the bottom, but I was a little too worried about it being a "deadspot" for flow.
     
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  9. Zechenia

    Zechenia Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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    Ok, I've been playing with it for a while. What do you think about this?

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    I also picked up everything I need (except water) so that when my powerheads show up next week I can start my cycle :)

    Edit: that angle in the last one is pretty bad. Adding a better picture:

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  10. Zechenia

    Zechenia Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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    So my tank is filled, and running. Only about a week into my cycle.

    I got a cup full of sand from my LFS from an established tank they had (been running for a couple years. A "not for sale tank"). They also decided to throw in a nice piece of live rock from the tank COVERED in coralline (to which I happily agreed!)

    I didnt realize (idk if they did either) that as part of this rock and sand they included a couple red legged hermit crabs. What are the chances of them making it through the cycle?

    Also, they threw in some nite-out and special blend that they swear by. Only gave me a couple doses to try. Figured it was worth adding as part of the cycle.

    Thanks :)
     
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    1.0reef Giant Squid

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    10 hermits 5 ceriths and nassaruis don't get nerites get trochus get 7 or 8. 1 shrimp and a small crab is good for fish your fine with 1 firefish!
     
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    1.0reef Giant Squid

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    not really unless your keeping softies/LPS