55 Gallon FOWLR Saltwater Tank Journal

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Postby Perfectblue » 2006-04-07 23:18

-Rambler- wrote:Cool, I was wondering where you are located, US or UK? FOWLR is looking good, has any of the base rock grew?. I was wondering what type of sand you used. You mentioned "white sand" in the original post. Is it aragonite, play sand, or one of the brands that just say "marine sand" ?


I live in the US. No not yet, as it will take awhile for all of the base rock to get seeded from the live rock. I'm trying to remember the brand of sand I used, but I think it is Carib Sea White Sand. The sand was about $40-50 for 45lbs.
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Postby Perfectblue » 2006-04-07 23:23

KittyKat wrote:very nice! just wondering: is that light in the first pic an arcadia luminaire?

The light in the back is a 12" 18w PowerCompact light fixture with a 50/50 bulb and the light in front is a 18" 15w NO fluorescent light fixture with a Marine-Glo bulb.
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I know it is going to be some while before it is fully established, I can wait :lol: It'll be fantastic :tup:
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Postby -Rambler- » 2006-04-08 03:08

I'm trying to remember the brand of sand I used, but I think it is Carib Sea White Sand. The sand was about $40-50 for 45lbs.
Agra-Max ? AHSupply has very reasonably priced replacement bulbs, and fixtures also. They are <a href='http://ahsupply.com' target='_blank'>http://ahsupply.com</a> . Almost got a 150G today at a yard sale for $80. I don't know what the hell I'd do with it, most likely sleep in it if I brought it home, my wife would kill me. Just remembered: this is an EDIT, I know you have 2X65W bulbs and AH sells 55W. The ballast should be fine, to be sure just remove the cover and the ballast should be labeled how many and what wattage bulbs. One thing people have complained about 65w bulbs is they have been known to cause glass canopies to break from heat.
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Postby Perfectblue » 2006-04-12 22:42

Update: Over the last week I have added a couple fish to my tank including a tiny Ocellaris Clownfish and a Firefish which have settled in quite well and are eating like little pigs. :lol2: I plan on adding another Ocellaris Clownfish and a Sixline Wrasse but that wont be for awhile. I'll try and take a few pics of the fish and then I will post them. :)
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Postby Kev » 2006-04-12 22:45

Sounds cool mate, can't wait to see pictures of them and the tank :tup:
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Postby Perfectblue » 2006-04-13 02:10

Here are a few pictures I took of my new Ocellaris Clownfish and Firefish. They aren't very good pics because these fish are fast and hard to take good pics of.

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I will post more once I take better quality pics. 8)
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Postby Kev » 2006-04-13 07:49

Awesome :tup: and that Clown is tiny!!
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Postby Surface » 2006-04-13 10:18

What a nice firefish, great color. :tup: And that is a little clown fish, and ever so sweet.
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Postby Perfectblue » 2006-04-24 02:58

Here is a pic I wanted to share. It is my collection cup from my AquaC Remora protein skimmer and what it pulled out.

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Doesn't it look yummy? :lol:
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Postby Kev » 2006-04-24 08:19

Sweet... reminds me of school dinners :blink:


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Postby Surface » 2006-04-24 11:52

Eweee, why did i look before i had breakfast? How often do you have to clean/change that?
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Postby Perfectblue » 2006-04-24 23:44

Surface wrote:Eweee, why did i look before i had breakfast? How often do you have to clean/change that?

It depends, but usually every few days to a week.
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Postby Perfectblue » 2006-04-28 01:35

Update: Well I finally received my two 65w PC bulbs, which arrived today. I'm so glad to finally have my Current USA fixture up and running again. I also added a small Sandsifting Goby a few days ago, and he settled in quite nicely. I have taken many pictures of my tank and of the new Goby.

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New Sandsifting Goby

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Postby Surface » 2006-04-28 11:45

Great shots of the tank and nice looking Goby too :tup: Keep up the good work, this is a great thread.
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