Melonbob's 46g build!

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    Melonbob

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    I figured I'd start a post here, and put all my pics and stuff in one thread instead of flooding the newbie section, I have nothing to add at this point, for those who haven't been looking at my threads I'm starting a 46G bowfront. This is my first tank, as so far everything is going well. We have about a dozen snails, three hermits, an emerald crab, two clowns and an anthelia we just dropped in last night. So far its been a great experience!
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Good! Pictures next time you add something!
     
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    Yes,congrats and post lots of pics.
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    Dont be shy about posting pics.
     
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    OK, the beginning....A bag of LS and some seed from the LFS

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    Our LR, 50 lbs Fiji Tatoka

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    Our first kick at Aquascaping

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    Our Second.......

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    Our final?????

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    Melonbob

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    Our first additions....exciting snails!!!

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    Then there was of course Shampoo and Conditioner!

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    Our Emerald Crab.....the murderer!!!

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    And our first Coral, an Anthelia....

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    Thats all for now!
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Shampoo and Conditioner. Great names! Good picture of the crab too.
     
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    Whom did your crab murder? Your getting off to a good start. Looking good.
     
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    My stats as of Nov 30/07

    Ph 8.2
    Nitrite 0
    Nitrate 0
    Ammonia 0
    Phosphate 0 or .25 can't tell (first time doing this test)
    Calcium 460
    Alk 12dKH (Is this bad?)
     
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    Pinchy murdered our first snail......Biff is an accomplice....
     
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    Thanks for the compliments, 6 weeks ago I didn't think I'd be successful in mixing salt and water!
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    :cry: Me so sorry!
     
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    MikMcgyver Vlamingi owner 4 life!

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    Looking good so far man. I never had my emerald kill anything..

    Anyways, when in doubt, blame Biff... :mrgreen:
     
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    Is there a warrant out yet for her arrest or a wanted poster?
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    I bet FishBait could photoshop together a wanted poster. Of the crab and I together.
     
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    This stuff is starting to spread.....

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    And this stuff is starting to sprout up all over the place.....

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    Doc I don't work for anybody

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    sponges. no big deal. expect to see all kinds of stuff sprouting up in your tank. great pics. I do like the aquascaping. add more and take pics

    -Doc
     
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    bobby I like to do bad things.

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    Looking great. I love shape of the rock.
     
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    Thanks again all, I'd like to get some more of it, but it is my understanding I have to add slowly now that my tank is cycled. The place I got it from is four hours away, so if I'm going to make another trip I'd like it to be for a large batch again. I'm just wondering if I can cycle in a rubbermaid, and how much more would fit in my tank and still look good. There is 50 lbs in there now, it is pretty light stuff
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    You sure can cure it in a rubbermaid tub and then add it to your tank when it's done curing. I would add another 50 lbs. I like the way 2 lbs per gallon looks.
     
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