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  1. OdinDT

    OdinDT Supporting Member

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    Just wanted to say hi -- just joined the forum after I inherited a 65 gallon FOWLR with quite a colony of mushrooms (rodactis sp.?). I'm looking to start introducing some more corals and augment the reef over time! Right now, inhabitants include a sailfin, a pair of ocellaris, a coral beauty, a six-line wrasse, a flame shrimp, and a coral banded -- along with assorted hermits and snails. Luckily, the tank is fully-cycled when I received it (just did my first water change!). Readings seem almost within normal/ideal ranges:

    Temperature 78
    Salinity 1.023
    KH 7.5-8
    CA ?
    MG ?
    pH 8.4
    Phosphate ?
    NO2 (Nitrite) 0.3mg/L
    NO3 (Nitrate) ?
    NH3/NH4 (Ammonia) 0 ppm

    I think the test kit is old so I might need to get my water tested again soon with a fresh kit. Any advice would be appreciated! Have had FOWLR tanks over a decade ago, so basically brand-new to the current hobby and new tech! Look forward to meeting everyone at events :)
     
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    Welcome to BAR
     
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    Wlachnit BOD

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    Welcome! Your fish inhabitants are pretty much coral friendly. You'll want to monitor your nitrite (NO2) to make sure it comes down. Best with a fresh test kit.
     
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  4. OdinDT

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    Thanks, Will! Yeah, I figured that would be best considering the reagents are probably too old/concentrated with evaporation and whatnot.
     
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    Photo???
    Where are you located?
     
  6. OdinDT

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    I'm based in San Francisco. I've attached a picture of the tank here; it's pretty barebones currently. Some additional details -- it has a sump, protein skimmer, and bio-balls/filter floss that I am working to convert to a refugium set-up. Any advice or thoughts would be greatly appreciated!
     

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    Welcome!


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    What sort of lighting do you have?
     
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    Welcome!!!

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  12. OdinDT

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    Currently a finnex planted+ that I intend on upgrading


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    Welcome. That fish looks pretty big for that tank.
     
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    Yes, it's overgrown -- but had sentimental value to its previous owner (the fish and tank have lived as one for ~14 years). Maybe I'll upgrade to a larger tank, or pass him onto someone who can give him a good home; still deciding on that!
     
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    How’s your tank doing? Did you decide to upgrade your lights?
     
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    Show us the new tank!


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    Upgraded to T5/MH combo thanks to @xcaret! :)


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