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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:07 am Post subject: Good bye planted, welcome marine Reply with quote

 Hello  reefers,  just  migrated  to  a  marine  tank.  The  hardware  is  ready.  Need  your  valuable  input  on  the  curing  process.
 I  got  40kg  of  L@R  and  40kg  of  white  Filipino  sand.  Brought  some  salt  for  the  curing  process  alone.  
 Now  the  query  is,  should  I  cure  the  L@R  with  the  sand  along  with  it.  or  should  the  L@R  be  cured  first  and  then  the  sand  added  after  2  weeks  when  rock  is  cured?  My  tank  is  4x2x1.5ft  by  the  way  and  got  a  reef  octopus  150  for  skimming.  
 
 I  got  a  4xT5HO  from  my  planted  tank  and  will  it  be  OK  if  I  use  them  for  8  hrs  during  the  curing  process?  Hope  that's  not  inviting  algae......  LFS  asked  me  to  use  the  skimmer  alone  during  the  curing  process,  with  a  20W  CFL.
 
 I  saw  some  dead  sponges  on  the  L@R(Hmmm  ...  can  be  called  dead  rock)  .  Should  they  be  scraped  off?  I  thought  they  might  turn  a  live  and  would  be  better  for  the  ecosystem.  Not  sure  if  they  are  good  or  bad  though.....
 
 Finally,  I  need  to  drill  holes  on  my  display  tank.Drilling  them  at  the  bottom  would  be  a  nightmare.  Decided  to  drill  on  the  back  vertical  glass.  Is  it  possible  to  get  that  done  on  a  long  glass  sheet  like  that(4ft)?  What  is  the  minimum  distance  from  the  edges(top)  where  I  can  drill  the  hole?
 By  the  way,  all  of  my  planted  tank  stuff  is  on  sale,  if  anyone  wants  to  buy  them....
 
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 My  planted  tank  on  sale:  Sad  +91-9444636023  if  you  want  the  rates.)
 
 Video  fo  planted  tank  if  anyone  interested:
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:08 pm Post subject: Re: Good bye planted, welcome marine Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:28 pm Post subject: Re: Good bye planted, welcome marine Reply with quote

 Thats  a  good  number  of  rocks  you  got.  I  have  seen  a  tank  with  holes  drilled  on  the  back  side.  You  will  have  to  struggle  getting  someone  to  do  the  drilling  though.  Most  glass  shops  cut  the  glass  and  do  not  drill  them.  Let  me  know  if  you  find  someone.
 
 Sorry  for  diverting  ,  but  your  planted  tank  is  awesome.  What  are  those  red  plants  in  there?  Love  the  color  distribution....  Any  plans  to  give  out  the  cuttings  Smile  (the  right  side  looks  like  it  needs  a  good  trimming)
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:12 pm Post subject: Re: Good bye planted, welcome marine Reply with quote

 How  are  you  storing  the  rocks  ??  If  you  keep  them  like  that  out  of  the  water  it  will  be  pretty  much  dead  rock
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:14 pm Post subject: Re: Good bye planted, welcome marine Reply with quote

 It  was  covered  with  damp  newspaper  when  I  brought  them  from  the  store.  Just  unpacked  them  and  took  the  photo.  I  have  washed  them  in  salt  water  and  stored  them  back  ,  covered  in  newspaper.  Waiting  to  get  rid  of  the  planted  tank  stuff  and  then  put  all  of  the  rocks  into  the  tank....
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:17 pm Post subject: Re: Good bye planted, welcome marine Reply with quote

 Another  question,  does  anyone  know  a  good  way  of  taking  measurement  using  hydrometer?  Mine  always  has  bubbles  in  it  and  shows  different  readings  each  time.....Its  an  American  product  and  so  thought  it  would  have  some  means  of  getting  rid  of  the  bubbles.  But  looks  like  refractometer  was  the  right  thing  to  buy.....
 
 @red_devil,  the  plants  are  all  available  for  sale.  Sent  you  a  PM  with  the  price.Not  sure  about  the  name  of  the  red  one.  Got  it  from  a  dam  site  in  Kerala.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:15 pm Post subject: Re: Good bye planted, welcome marine Reply with quote

 Dude  the  live  part  of  the  rocks  wont  be  of  any  use  if  kept  more  than  24hrs  out...  even  damp  newspapers  are  a  waste.......  change  the  salt  to  redsea....  buy  a  refractometer  (never  compromise  on  this,  learnt  from  my  mistakes)
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:50 am Post subject: Re: Good bye planted, welcome marine Reply with quote

 Well,  I  know  its  not  L@R.  But  they  can  turn  live  very  soon(a  couple  of  months)  with  proper  care.  I  just  paid  for  the  price  of  the  dead  rocks.  Regarding  changing  the  salt,  is  there  any  reason  why  red  sea  salt  is  good?  I  mean  we  never  know  what  is  inside  those  salts.   I  agree  I  made  a  mistake  by  going  with  the  LFS.  ....  Since  I  have  made  the  investment,  thought  of  going  with  the  same  salt.  Will  keep  this  option  in  mind  when  I  go  for  purchasing  salt  next  time...  Refractometer  -  Yes  ,  I  think  I  should  have  brought  it  instead  of  this  damn  hydrometer.


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 Great  !!  Wish  you  best  of  luck  for  the  marine  tank............  Thumb Up
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 Thanks  Deba.,
 coonooranand,  was  that  a  farewell  bye  for  the  planted  tank???  Smile  Smile  :)
 
 I  think  the  reefers  are  busy  with  other  stuff.  So  not  getting  any  responses,  I  decided  to  start  the  curing  process  by  adding  rocks  alone  and  not  the  sand.
 
 Today  morning,  sold  all  the  planted  stuff,  put  salt  in  the  tank,  put  the  L@R(aka  dead  rocks)  turned  ON  the  skimmer  and  circulation  pump.  Wow.  The  skimmer  had  already  collected  some  dark  brown  stuff...  Man  that  was  so  relieving......  I  vote  for  reef  octopus.
 When  I  spent  a  5  digit  amount  for  buying  them,  there  was  another  guy  buying  a  Weipro  brand  for  2xxx.  He  was  like,  "wow  expensive  stuff  you  got.....  But  they  look  the  same.......  Don't  remove  the  price  tag  from  there.  ha  ha  ha....."   I  was  really  pissed  off,  but  kept  convincing  myself  that  there  would  definitely  be  a  difference.  Now  am  happy  I  made  the  right  purchase....
 
 Anyone  keeping  L@R,  what  is  the  best  way  of  aquascaping  them?  Would  it  be  better  keeping  them  on  the  sides  with  an  empty  area  in  the  middle?  Also,  whats  the  best  background  color  for  reefs?  Have  seen  blue  mostly.  But  my  LFS  asked  me  to  keep  black  which  is  the  current  background.  Not  sure  if  there  is  anything  else  apart  from  aesthetic  sense...
 Do  we  keep  emptying  the  collection  cup  whenever  its  brownish?  The  user  manual  says,  that's  the  most  efficient  way  to  go....
 
 
 


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:22 pm Post subject: Re: Good bye planted, welcome marine Reply with quote

 Lol,  some  reefer  advice  coming  your  wayyy......
 
 1.  Empty  the  skimmer  cup  regularly.  Don't  wait  till  it  is  completely  full.
 
 2.  Backgrounds:  Have  kept  a  multitiude  of  them.  From  no  background,  to  blue,  black,  frosted  etc.  I'd  say  go  with  a  light  blue.  Paint  the  back  of  the  tank  if  needed.  Black  gets  dull  very  fast.  Just  my  opinion.
 
 3.  You're  curing  is  good  to  go.  Are  the  lights  on?  If  you  see  any  sign  of  life,  turn  on  the  lights.  Its  not  a  problem  if  the  tank  gets  covered  with  algae  due  to  the  lights.  By  then  removing  said  algae,  you  will  be  exporting  nutrients,  which  will  ultimately  make  your  reefing  experience  pleasant.
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Thanks  Deba.,
 coonooranand,  was  that  a  farewell  bye  for  the  planted  tank???  Smile  Smile  :)
 
 I  think  the  reefers  are  busy  with  other  stuff.  So  not  getting  any  responses,  I  decided  to  start  the  curing  process  by  adding  rocks  alone  and  not  the  sand.
 
 Today  morning,  sold  all  the  planted  stuff,  put  salt  in  the  tank,  put  the  live  rocks(aka  dead  rocks)  turned  ON  the  skimmer  and  circulation  pump.  Wow.  The  skimmer  had  already  collected  some  dark  brown  stuff...  Man  that  was  so  relieving......  I  vote  for  reef  octopus.
 When  I  spent  a  5  digit  amount  for  buying  them,  there  was  another  guy  buying  a  Weipro  brand  for  2xxx.  He  was  like,  "wow  expensive  stuff  you  got.....  But  they  look  the  same.......  Don't  remove  the  price  tag  from  there.  ha  ha  ha....."   I  was  really  pissed  off,  but  kept  convincing  myself  that  there  would  definitely  be  a  difference.  Now  am  happy  I  made  the  right  purchase....
 
 Anyone  keeping  live  rock,  what  is  the  best  way  of  aquascaping  them?  Would  it  be  better  keeping  them  on  the  sides  with  an  empty  area  in  the  middle?  Also,  whats  the  best  background  color  for  reefs?  Have  seen  blue  mostly.  But  my  LFS  asked  me  to  keep  black  which  is  the  current  background.  Not  sure  if  there  is  anything  else  apart  from  aesthetic  sense...
 Do  we  keep  emptying  the  collection  cup  whenever  its  brownish?  The  user  manual  says,  that's  the  most  efficient  way  to  go....
 
 
                 

 
 Your  rock  scaping  depends  on  what  you  want  keep.  You  seem  to  be  doing  ok  so  far,  black  is  ok  for  a  back  ground  IMO,  but  the  alternatives  are  blue,  white  or  just  glass.  IMO  eventually  the  the  back  gets  coated  with  corelline  and  it  doesn't  matter  what  you  do,  provided  you  have  the  the  tank  running  for  long  enough  time.  I  think  for  the  time  being  you  have  gone  with  good  quality  stuff.  You  must  give  us  deatils  about  the  size  of  the  tank,  lighting  you  will  be  using  and  live  stock  your  planning  before  we  could  advice  you  more.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:03 am Post subject: Re: Good bye planted, welcome marine Reply with quote

 Oh  sorry,  forgot  that  bit.  Well,  you  see  I  am  a  cichlid_lover  with  a  marine  tank....  Smile
 The  tank  specs  are:
 Size:  4x2x1.5(depth)  all  in  feet
 Lights:  4xT5HO  with  individual  reflectors
 Live  stock:  No  idea  what  will  be  good.  People  suggested  clowns  with  anemone.  But  I  am  a  bit  skeptical  about  adding  anemone.  Not  sure  how  to  feed  them.  LFS  said  I  could  feed  goldfish.  Having  been  in  the   freshwater  hobby  for  sometime,  I  didn't  like  the  fact  of  killing  goldfish  just  to  feed  the  anemone.  Also,  if  I  am  away  on  vacation,  the  question  of  feeding  the  enemone  becomes  a  puzzle.  Haven't  seen  any  auto  feeders  that  could  drop  a  goldfish..:)
 
 Did  the  tests  on  the  water  today  morning.  Ammonia  seemed  reasonably  high.  Might  be  L@Rs  are  leaching  stuff....  Well,  I  added  1gm  of  Super  Battle  Bacteria  to  the  tank  yesterday.  LFS  said  it  would  improve  the  cycling....Also,  nitrite  seemed  to  not  match  any  of  the  colors.  Might  be  I  did  it  wrongly....
 
 No  signs  of  life  yet.  Might  be  the  inhabitants  were  all  taken  to  heaven,  never  to  return  back.  Is  it  worth  if  I  can  buy  a  piece  of  real  L@R  with  inhabitants  from  a  store  and  put  it  in??Will  that  help  in  anyway??  Moreover,  the  ammonia  being  quite  high,  is  there  a  chance  they  would  come  out  even  with  those  levels?
 
 


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