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Today's testing results in a cycled tank! I am going away until Sunday so I may be getting something then. Any first inhabitant ideas besides a CUC?

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The left side is detached from the back/right to allow me to move it for a quick glass clean. That is the only part that might actually get in the way of cleaning.

 

 

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So I ended up getting a few snails and crabs the other day have been busy with school and track so that's why I haven't posted lately. I only got 10 total I believe 8 snails (Nassarius and nerite) and 2 crabs (blue and red leg). I didn't take a photo of them. 

 

Today I got a black clown (its name is Otto biggrin.png ) and then my fiance, thinking since my tank was cycled, surprised me with a coral. I am thankful for the coral but am really nervous because she got me an SPS frag and I don't have any SPS experience. So any tips to keep it alive and growing would be much appreciated. 

 

Here are a few photos of Otto and the new coral. I don't have an ID on the coral so any input? Also getting some new bigger grained sand from LFS on Thursday. Thank you for looking!

 

Will work on better photos tomorrow. I took these in a hurry

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I did a 25% water change and some testing today.

 

Test Results

pH=8.2

Ca=380ppm (A little low?)

Mg=1300ppm

Alk= 9.8dkh (High?)

 

I also noticed my temp was super low after my waterchange around 73 degrees! So I came to find out that my heater is a little wacky so I'm going to be buying a cobalt neotherm. I thought it was weird for my Jager to act up but whatever I guess. Hopefully nothing terrible happens. I have a crappy replacement heater that I threw in for now and it has been bringing the temp up slowly. 

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So I just got back for the weekend and did some testing. My params are all over the place.

 

Calcium: 350ppm

Magnesium: 1060ppm

Alkalinity: 9.0dkh

pH: 8.0

Ammonia: 0ppm

Nitrite: .25ppm

Nitrate: 10ppm

 

Idk what could have caused this spike none of my creatures are dead. Also I cleaned the sandbed (well attempted to clean it my siphon doesn't do a very good job for some reason) and changed out filter floss, put in purigen. Any advice would be great. Thank you!

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How do you like the micro ato? I'm thinking of getting one

I really like it! The best part is it comes with everything all you have to do is cut the tubing for the siphon check (I messed this up first time so make sure you do it a few inches above your ATO waterline) and then plug it in. The sensor is really small, about the size of a penny!

 

 

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ATO waterline. The siphon break has a hole for air and water seeps out of it so you'll want it to leak back into your ATO not on the ground (which is what I did haha)

 

 

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So today I got five new frags (Thanks Paratore) and the IM Desktop Skimmer. Here are a few photos of everything sorry they are blurry because of microbubbles.

 

Dipping

 

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Hammer

 

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Birds of Paradise - Birdsnest 

 

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Lavender Mint Sarmentosa

 

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Blue German Digi

 

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Cats Eye Zoanthids

 

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And an Updated FTS: 02/11/16

 

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