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My tank is nearing a month old
Cycle has gone well
Live rock added first days. 3 Chromis added at 2 weeks in. Much life from live rock. Only missing critter is a Linkia Star that was found and have not seen for a week. Suspect crab got it as it was only 10mm dia.

Ammonia now less than .2ppm
Nitrate 5ppm
Nitrite 0ppm
PH 8

Started with Aquaforest sea salt

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Some of the hitch hikers
Sea urchin by Peter Ede, on Flickr

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Parameters look pretty good! I'm guessing if you're seeing nitrate then your nitrogen cycle is in good shape.

Where did you get such nice live rock?
Local shop. They said their rock comes from GBR.
 
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I think I lost my biggest snail. Found it upside down yesterday. Turned it right side up and it's not moved since. Not sure if it's a cone or a cowrie. If cone then possibly starved due to lack of food?

On a brighter note my Bald shrimp had it's babies last night. 1000s of tiny shrimp. Will be interesting to see how many if any survive

Also discovered what I think is a Ribbon worm under a rock. Deinitely not a bristle worm. Was smooth looking and not hairy at all. Will endeavor to photograph.
 
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3 new corals added
Leather (was a gift from the LFS)
Torch and hammer.
These are all at the back of the tank. Under an AI Prime 16
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My urchin and chiton are loving their rock.
Always a little jealous of seeing the tanks down under. You guys get some amazing stuff! I love seeing the large colonies and basically no one has frags.
 
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Always a little jealous of seeing the tanks down under. You guys get some amazing stuff! I love seeing the large colonies and basically no one has frags.
It depends on the LFS whether they stock rock or corals. Lucky for me I found my store does both.
There are very kind to me yesterday and gifted me a leather for being a valued customer.
 
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