my 55g reef diary

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Postby Dan0504 » 2005-11-14 16:11

Okay quick overview, I am setting up a 55g reef for my school, it is "mine" and im putting it together/ caring for it. But the whole thing is under the schools budget. So I have over a grand to put together the coolest reef ever :woot: .

Day 1:
Okay this already happened but ill start from scratch. I went to my LFS store and I bought a 55g w/stand. I set the tank up overnight and its just sitting there. I don?t have pics from today.

Day 2:
I brought in my personal 10g freshwater and 10g nano reef for the schools use.

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The freshwater tank is a planted tank with all low light plants and no special lighting. it has an assortment of tetras and white clouds, nothing big.
the tank has a tetra whisper filter for a 20, a heater some rocks, nothing really amazing.

The nano has no Fish in it, but has about 20lbs of live rock and live sand and is home to a blue maxima clam, some brown polyps and some mushrooms, its not finished because im always working on it. it has 2 filters a tetra 30 and a tetra 10, a heater, and a PC lighting system with about 55 watts of lighting.

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1 55g reef<br>1 38g FOWLR<br>2 10g Nano Reef<br>1 10g freshwater <br>1 5g betta
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Postby Kev » 2005-11-14 16:18

$1000 for the 55 :o :o :o That is going to be awesome ^_^
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Postby Sam » 2005-11-14 18:04

is it for science classes?
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Postby Dan0504 » 2005-11-14 19:15

Yup, the science budget covers ALL of it.
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Postby Sam » 2005-11-14 21:20

lol, thats the way to do it :P
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Postby Dan0504 » 2005-11-14 22:47

Day 3:
today i went on a shoping spree, i bought, light timers, 100g of salt, test kits, thermomoters, hydrometers, cleaning supplies, and chemicals and treatments. total cost 0$

it was actualy around 80$ but the school covered all of it, it comes in the mail fri, cant wait.
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Postby Kev » 2005-11-15 08:24

^_^ The expensive bit is going to be Live Rock, especially for a 55g, anyway, try and get pictures whilst you can :P But good work :D
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Postby Dan0504 » 2005-11-15 15:05

unlimited live rock donated.
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Postby Reef Man » 2005-11-15 15:54

Very nice....and it is looking very good!!!! ;)
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Postby Kev » 2005-11-15 15:58

Unlimited Live Rock!!!! Sheeeesh...this just gets better and better :P
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Postby Dan0504 » 2005-11-15 20:15

i know and my lights come tomroow so ill update.
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Postby Sam » 2005-11-15 20:19

You know if you have too much live rock...............
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