here's the final set-up, anything else I need?

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  1. know-it-all

    know-it-all O. vulgaris Registered

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    Tank is a 37 drilled for (2) 1"drains and (1) 3/4" return
    Canopy is escape proof (tank is press fit into it and the door seals it up)
    I've got about #45 of rock (not all live)
    1-2" sandbed
    1 actinic flourencent
    1 20watt halogen bulb (i know it's not a good spectrum, but i'm testing it out)
    in sump skimmer

    critic's please?
     
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    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    Very attractive! Looks like a fun playground for your future octopus.
     
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    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    I think it looks fine :)

    Have you started cycling the tank?

    Whats the SG?

    Cheers
    C
     
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    know-it-all O. vulgaris Registered

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    SG is at 1.023/1.024 right now.
    as far as cycling, somtime this week, I'm planning on getting a couple mollies to let it cycle.


    do you think I should glue the rocks together?
     
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    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    For a tank that size I'd stick in about a dozen or so. Just let them acclimatise to SW over an hour or two :)

    C
     
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    well as of 9:00 tonight, 6 black mollies went into the tank.



    It has begun
     
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    Hey all, I posted a pic of my Ceph a few days ago and I wanted to know how I can put it on the left side like you guys have?
    Thanks,
    George.
     
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    well, 4 days later and only 1 molly made the transfer. :cry:

    It would have been cheaper to get damsels :x
     
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    Know-it-all:

    If you put the mollies in a container with their freshwater when you first get them and use an airline tube to siphon water from the tank into it you shouod have good results. i even tie a loose knot in the airline tubing so that it is just dripping. That way it may take several hours for the salt water to fill the container. I will then remove water from the container several times (letting the drip continue) until it is the same s.g. as my tank. I have had great success with using mollies to cycle saltwater tanks this way. Patienence is the key. Good Luck!

    George
     
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    know-it-all O. vulgaris Registered

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    thanks for the tip, nut went back to the LFS.
    they had a bad bunch of mollies in and are replacing them when the next shipment get in.
     
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    know-it-all O. vulgaris Registered

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    Update again,


    Halogen light burnt out after 3 weeks.
    (I still hear my wife laughing at me)
    so I replaced it with a NO flourecent.

    Went to the LFS, instead of mollies I went with
    feeder damsels (boy were they shocked went i said that)

    the tank hit the the first cylce in 3 weeks.
    now I have 4 damsels, 1 molly, and a starfish

    3 more weeks, and I'll be set for the bimac
    (I hope)
     

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