Saturday, March 26, 2011
The tank cycled in six days and yesterday I added my ten Green Chromis to make sure the tank is cycled before I return the larger fish. The rockscape is not as minimalistic as I would've liked but it will allow me to place more corals and there are a lot of openings within the structure to allow for good water flow. Here are a few pictures to show you what I've been up to.
Friday, March 18, 2011
Today marks the first day of the rebuild. Everything is up and running and the rocks are cycling in the tank. Within a month I can add fish and a few weeks after that I can hopefully add my first corals. Once things get going I will be starting a new build thread. I had a massive die off of fish when I moved everything over so I will be rethinking about what kinds of fish I want to restock my tank with.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
So far everything has been going smoothly. The tank is finally empty of coral and live rock. I still have to remove the sand and move to fish into the 40 gallon breeder where I will be quarantining my newly arrived fish. The live rock is currently being dried outside in the 30 degree weather before I re-cure it. The corals are doing well in their new frag tank and are beginning to color up. After removing all the live rock and seeing the mass amount of detritus release from the sand bed I am without a doubt going bare bottom in a few months. Removing the corals wasn't too time consuming, here are a few pictures.