My First build WATERBOX 70.2 mixed reef

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1st set of corals have gone in today, a couple of hammers. Yet to be glued but appears happy in the current placement. I know these van sting other corals so would it be wise to put them together somewhere? Were completely closed up when first put in the tank after a dip of polyplab reef primer. Now slowly starting to open up again.

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Has opened up now its settled. Can tell from my previous post how closed up they were. Super excited to finally add corals. Hope to pick up some zoas tomorrow put some color in the tank. Any recommendations??

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So its shopping day tomorrow,$$$$$ wondering if anyone has advice on what corals to pick up and placement. Have 2 hammers already. Zoas and LPS softies mainly
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Time to add some nice color to the tank.
 
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Coming along nicely, I envy you lol
Dw once you get it cycled it becomes addictive when you purchase your first coral. I need to have a couple weeks off buying them now. Lol only because of the wife.

Believe fish will be next week, unfortunately she wants and the kids want clownfish.
 
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Dw once you get it cycled it becomes addictive when you purchase your first coral. I need to have a couple weeks off buying them now. Lol only because of the wife.

Believe fish will be next week, unfortunately she wants and the kids want clownfish.
I haven't even got that far and I'm constantly looking at what I can do/buy for it lol.
 
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Water change day,it appeared diatoms were stable dor last few days so it was time to vacume the sandbed. And man the water was very brown. Was only leeft for 12 day.

checked parameters and all stable before and after WC.

Now to enjoy my coffee as it clears up again.
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Today I took my boy to choose a couple of captive clownfish for his first week at kindy. Was so excited and chosen well, 2 that have been paired for the last 14 days without any issues. Have be acclimatise and put into the tank, have already taken food so its a good sign so far.

Have been swimming on the front of tank for the past couple of hours and are very friendly swimming to the top of tank to feed.

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Good to the hear the clowns are doing well so far!
Which way did you do the acclimation? Drip/Float ?
Sat bag in tank for 30 mins then every 15mins added 1/3cup of tank water 4 times then let them sit for 30mins then put them in. Happy as larry! Woke up this morning to them on the otherside of the tank, exploring a bit over night. Guess its a good sign.
 

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Haha I wish I could but he is only 4. I'd be doing water changes ever second day if he was to feed them.. just a small pinh (handful later) dohhh
Well get him involved so how and he will love it. At least you took him to get the fish you didn't want..... whats the next fish that you do want?
 
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Well get him involved so how and he will love it. At least you took him to get the fish you didn't want..... whats the next fish that you do want?
What a goby of some sort sand sifter and waiting for a red line shrimp to arrive, apparently very hard to get in Western Australia and $200 aud each. Or could get a banded coral shrimp for $30but not a fan of them.
 
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