57g rimless aka "the mistress"

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    lilmatty5dimes

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    dang bro that sucks. only couple of months. just have everything done.
    lol i know how you feel. i keep checking ammonia every couple hours. lol
    lmao. thanks
     
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    a small update got the ato hooked up. changed it up a lil. still have the jbj ato but the aqualifter pump was broken so i got a maxi jet 400 which is going to work great. figure just pull the tubing out to mix in some kalk overnight and then plug it back in and dose. nitrite are up to .025ppm so the cycle is moving along. got the leak on the frag tank to stop finally. everything is looking pretty good.
     
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    well huge update. a huge thanks to josh who fixed my tek fixture. Thanks
    we've got lights
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    Looks great!
     
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    The mistress looks good wet now you have to put her in the right spot and fill her ;)
     
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    Not much of an update but the nitrites are up to 1ppm which is good. The AC went out on Thursday so the tank as been pretty much like this the last few days. I'm so glad it's just cycling and it's empty. This would scare everyone who looks on there apex and saw this on the temp probe. AC should be fixed on Tuesday because of Labor Day. And of course a nice $4500 later.
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    dang, that's scary
     
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    Tell me about it. That's the temp of the house too
     
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    Wow harsh temp :( indeed its a scary thing to have such a heat problem damn ac hope it will not derail you to much bro
     
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    Thanks bro. It's either selling time or selling something on the black market. Lol need to get $4600. Lucky enough my mom as excellent credit and I can put it on a card until August 2014 with 0% apr. there goes my tax return. So it'll be a pair of clowns in the tank for quite some time.
     
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    Clowns are good and never fear man things happen and I may be able to send you a monti cap care package once the new ac is in and temp levels out.
     
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    What broke on the AC? Household AC units are very simple. Working on the ducting in the house can suck, but the unit itself is easy to fix
     
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    the blower motor went and the contactor is pitted. i didnt want to dump $1000 into the unit went it was installed in 2001. so we just bought another one. sucks but hopefully the power bill will be cheaper.
     
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    well, the a/c is fixed and the house is a nice 78 again. now time for some updates.
    found brackets for the tek fixture. so i wont be hanging the fixture anymore. also found a killer deal on a tunze ato so i went ahead and upgraded my ato. went ahead and made a screen top for the 57 tonight and came out pretty good. just incase i want a few wrasse or what not. added a bag of algagen copepods with a shot of rotifer to help cycle and to start getting some pods in the tank.
    todays parameters were ammonia 0, nitrites .25ppm, and nitrates 15-20ppm. so, today i went and got a couple small pieces of live rock to spread some coralline and some cheato to get the nitrates down cycle should be done this week or next. now for some pics.
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    DIY screen top and brackets for fixture
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    some fuge pics couple top down pics
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    new fuge light
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    xp1000sss skimmer. figure i would start it up. looks great. cant wait to see what it'll pull out.
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    looking good bro cant wait to see this booming and the lvls are looking good as well
     
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    thanks bro. hopefully that cheato will bring the nitrates down to 0. probably get a pair of clowns this weekend or whenever i sell the jbj ato. thanks again for the killer deal marinne13. im loving the tunze ato.
     
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    well, heres a list of fish i'm looking at getting. not in this order but something to figure out now.
    57g plans
    pair of black ice clowns or extreme fance snowflakes
    pair of banggai cardinals
    trio of 1 male 2 female of lyretail anthias or
    some wrasse not to sure on which ones
    one of these: tang kole eye, bristletooth tomini, squareback bristletooth, or a whitetail bristletooth

    30g list
    pair of black misbar clowns
    pair of banggai cardinal
    yellow or sailfin tang (algae eater)
    pest eating wrasse not sure which one yet.
     
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    No problem, hopefully it helps your tank and inhabitants stay happy!!!
     
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    well, we've broke ground. first coral into the tank. parameter were all good except po4 which was .013 time for some gfo. doser is on the way and should have some fish in there next week. a friend has a red planet, blue digi, and mille for when i'm ready and another friend as king midas, sunny d's, and fruit loop for sale with chili pepper monti and mystic sunset monti. can't wait.
    duncan $8
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    frogspawn $8
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    well, they made thru the night. looking good.
     
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