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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by tlr, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. tlr

    tlr Inactive User

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    Just wanted to take a minute to introduce myself. My name is Travis and I just moved to davenport about a year ago.
    Having owned a 96 watt pc fixture for almost three years I am finally able to get my nano going. I have several years experience in moderately planted FW tanks but this s my first foray into SW.
    My 10 gal nano is now almost 2 weeks old and going well.
    My tank setup is as follows
    10 gal AGA
    96w coralife pc fixture
    1- leftover tetra 30 HOB
    2- maxijet 400
    1" - 1.5" of seachem greycoast substrate
    12 lbs live rock from aquatic environments
    CUC- 4 nassarius snails & 2 black mexican? snails
    I am working on an overflow/closed loop system that will house my heater, one powerhead and hopefully a gallon or so of water.
    ph- 8.1
    temp- 78.5-79.5
    nh3/nh4- 0 (after a several day battle with a HEAVILY ingrown sponge/site/DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/_default/emoticons/biggrin.gif)
    no3- 50
    I have begun a heavy growth pf brown algae that my CUC is starting to work on.
    I also have had over the last two days a huge influx (thousands- they are literally effecting water clarity) of what I believe to be copepods. Is this from my high nitrates and algae bloom??? Just curious.
    Plans for the tank are
    mushrooms, polyps, zoas, and some other soft corals.
    1 clown goby
    1 bangaii cardinalfish??
    1 peppermint, scarlet or banded shrimp
    I'm looking forward to continuing on in my SW journey and look forward to getting to know my way around here!
  2. JB Veteran Reefkeeper

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    Welcome to GIRS!
  3. nick

    nick Well-Known ReefKeeper

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    welcome to girs hopefully you will find this sight as helpful and fun as i have
  4. slovan

    slovan Experienced Reefkeeper

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    Hi Travis, welcome to saltwater and to GIRS! /site/DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/_default/emoticons/smile.gif Hopefully you will find this site to be resourceful and fun. Please check your local forum for monthly activities and keep your eye out on the big ones. There's a frag swap in Des Moines coming up next weekend. Hopefully you will be able to join us!

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