My Tampa Bay Saltwater Package

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    phastroh Do Not Listen To Me!!!

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    I have finished my first week cycling this package and will be putting the 40Lb of Live in this Saturday along with the critters but I figured I would share my experience and let everyone see what you get with this company.

    I live local so there was no delivery and only hours between pickup and tank placement.

    You will see it as we pulled into my house and the unloading and tank placement as well as many photos of the rocks in the tank.

    Pardon the doubles as there were so many to go through.

    I even have a boring pic of my water being drained and put back in. Hope I didn't load up too many.

    Enjoy!!!
     

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    More Pix!
     

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    Very cool. Can't wait to see pics of the complete setup after Part II.
     
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    Even More Pix!
     

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    And last but not least the rest of the pix!
     

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    phastroh Do Not Listen To Me!!!

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    I just wanted to make a note that all the sponges you see on those rocks is still alive and doing well. Just to anyone who says they die instantly in the air this shows they don't. Well I mean at least not one of these has so far.
     
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    Tons of color! Those rocks look great.
     
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    Sweet setup! Give us a part three when you're cycled and have added some new inhabitants! =)
     
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    Looks great! I love their stuff. Lots of live critters on it.
     
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    Thanks JaxGirl I appreciate it. Well I mean TBS does.

    I will be posting pix later after I take them. I can send you a link if you like.
     
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    Sponges die slowly when exposed to air. The air clogs their system. It's kind of the same thing if you get a blood clot in your leg....it's not going to kill you instantly, but it is going to kill you.:D

    http://liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=497+527+574&pcatid=574
     
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    Ya, no one said they die instantly. It takes time. They just wither away as the sponge tissue dies off.
     
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    I love all those juicy tunicates. :D

    [​IMG]
     
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    Mmmmm Juicy
     
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    I dont think those are tunicates . . . i think those are sponges . . .
     
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    My last TBS order had sponges with quite a bit of air in the bags and I was very upset....at first. I emailed Richard and he said they'd be fine, give them time. They are still alive and well and it's been quite a few months. I would bet those tunicates and sponges are going to do fine.

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    Tunicate might not be the right word but they are not sponges.
    Here's a detailed pic.

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    they are cool whatever they are. Wish i had some!
     
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    Ok so below I am adding my new pix. I wanted to do a thread and write about the pix but do not have the time right now so I wrote a little bit about the set of the pix and put them up in their own post.

    I am about to go check the ammonia but I am sure it is low but can't not check it.
     
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    Ok so in these pix you will see one of my Cucumbers. It has been near the top of the tank a lot but has found a home by the Aqueon 1250.

    The next pic shows a fish I got from TBS. It is a Gobby I guess but I don't really know about fish. I hardly see it and it is usually on the rock and not swimming.

    We also have a weird looking pic that is actually me trying to show the back of the tank where an Anenome went over the rocks above and has been staying for days now. It gets plenty of water movement. The layout of the rocks is like swiss cheese and water current is strong all over.

    Pic 4 is a side shot of the tank. It is missing the very front Bow but I didn't realize it till just now. It looks solid but if you look carefully you can see cracks ans see the ground near the back. Also the Cuc makes another appearance. His buddy that came with him another Cuc but black has made a home wrapped between 2 rocks. I just found him and he is almost invisible if you don't know he is there.

    Last pic in this set is a shot of the whole tank. I wish I had a cleaner pic but this is as good as it gets for me. Hopefully there are many visible caves and tunnels you can pick out. The tree on the bottom right is being blown over by the water. Notice nothing is even pointing at it which shows you the great water movements I am getting from the rocks.
     

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