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Old 02/23/2007, 03:14 PM   #1
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my first nano AP12 70W HQI (pictures i promise)

okay, i got my new tank yesterday. im soooooo very much excited to start it. im LOVING the sunpod because of what features it has. ima picture-holic and like threads that contains lots of them. so enough talk

liverock


after i put in sand


settle a bit


all settled, but a sorry a little blurry



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Old 02/23/2007, 10:30 PM   #2
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Nice setup!!
Where did u get that light and how much $ was it?


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Old 02/24/2007, 04:12 AM   #3
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thanks for the comment.
well, i bought the tank from drfostersmith.com and the sunpod came with it for just under $300 after s&h. the sunpod alone is i think $220 maybe less and it is the 16.5" one. you will love this light


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Old 02/24/2007, 09:32 AM   #4
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I second that this light is just right for the nanocubes!!!!


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Old 02/24/2007, 03:15 PM   #5
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i think im starting to love the moonlights more than the halide itself!


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Old 02/26/2007, 12:06 AM   #6
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hi ppl, is it necessary to have lights on regularly during cycling?

EDIT--i have the moonlights on only, especially the white LED's



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Old 02/26/2007, 12:33 AM   #7
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did a parameter test today and i have basic test kit:
ammonia<0
nitrite<0
nitrate<5
pH<8.0 (need to raise it)
salinity< 1.023
temp< COLD COLD COLD, no heater, no thermometer (need to buy these)


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Old 02/26/2007, 06:06 AM   #8
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lights arent necessary for cycling


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Old 02/26/2007, 09:32 PM   #9
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okay thanks. i dont wanna use the halide yet until i get some corals so thats good to know.


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Old 02/26/2007, 10:38 PM   #10
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im bored tonight, so heres some pictures with moonlights on:

white LEDs


blue LEDs


both LEDs


im not the best at picture taking..
i aquascaped the other day so the rocks arent high up the tank


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Old 02/27/2007, 08:10 AM   #11
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lights arent necessary for cycling

if there are coralines algaes and mushrooms etc, on the rock wouldnt you want the lighting on for them?


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Old 02/27/2007, 03:10 PM   #12
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well, i dont have any livestock. just LR and LS


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Old 02/27/2007, 04:07 PM   #13
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coraline grows on LR


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Old 02/27/2007, 05:31 PM   #14
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i think i can do without the coraline even though they look nice.

5 days into cycling. guess my tank is doing fairly well since ammonia, nitrites, and nitrates are testing 0 now? which clean up crew would be best in a 12 nano?


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Old 02/27/2007, 07:21 PM   #15
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Coraline is pretty essential; I would put the system on a short photoperiod.


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Old 02/27/2007, 07:42 PM   #16
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that is a lot of sand


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Old 02/27/2007, 08:22 PM   #17
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dont coraline take up calcium? and does a a tank that just had water and salt added contain calcium? i dont have a test kit for calcium though..

a lot of sand? yeah i know. it took away 2 gallons of water from my tank. post your pictures gsechen! i would like to see them since you have the same tank as i do.


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Old 02/27/2007, 09:16 PM   #18
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I gather the large amount of sand will serve as a deep sand bed, right? Arn't these supposed to be good?

I agree that you should start your running your lights. Minnor amounts (given that nitrates and phosphates are in check) of micro algee will also start to grow, diatoms and what not. Other, sand bed animals and bacteria will eat these and help the whole deep sand bed ecosystem start to work.

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Old 02/27/2007, 09:18 PM   #19
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PS. Nice tank, and I grew up in Sac too peace


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Old 02/27/2007, 11:35 PM   #20
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yes the dsb should help control nitrate levels. well, i should start to turning on the lights. i just didnt want to use the halide until i really get some livstock. but, if its for the best then i guess i have to?
man, i havnt seen anyone here on RC that is currently in sac. guess sac reefers like to have their reef private?


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Old 03/01/2007, 01:42 AM   #21
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Old 03/01/2007, 01:53 AM   #22
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so the journey begins.


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Old 03/01/2007, 03:52 PM   #23
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thanks spleen! im a noob here so please dont mind my lack of knowledge on RC.. but im learning


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so the journey begins.
yup! cant wait until i get some corals into the tank. what i really would like is some naked clowns! the no stripe ones. but i know it will cost me lots. guess i cant get any then. as of now, i have made up my mind with what im putting in the tank. corals and more corals.


since people are saying its better to have lighting on during cycling, im following their advices. i dont have any pix with the MH on so here you go:



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Old 03/01/2007, 03:57 PM   #24
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i read alot of people who say that the pictures really dont capture the true color of MH's. i dont really know what they meant by that, but now im in their position when i say that it REALLY doesnt capture the true color. its more bluer and looks ALOT better in person. for people who have an itch to upgrade from PC to MH, then i say DO IT! really worth it imo


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Old 03/02/2007, 12:16 AM   #25
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did a quick water check.
pH<8.2
ammonia<0
nitrite<0
nitrate<5
salinity<1.024
temp<75

yup, i got a heater today. i also got a cheap thermometer. 13 bucks altogether. im going to start to leave the light on for more hrs now everyday, and then the LED's 24/7.


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