Boyu TL550 - New setup

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  1. KevinOpperman

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    Hi everyone!

    I have just set up my new tank. My wife bought it for my b-day.

    I have lots of live rock and just started to cycle my tank. The water is very murky, so pictures will have to wait.

    This is just a hello from me to all the other aquarists.
     
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    Hi buddy, welcome
     
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    hi welcome
    all the best with yr new hobby
     
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    Thanx!
     
  6. SkyWalker

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    Post those pictures, I have the same tank.
     
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    Hi Kevin. Welcome to the addiction.
     
  8. KevinOpperman

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    The water is only starting to clear up now. The LR is lying in a heap and doesn't look good.

    I'll rearrange them tomorrow and then post a pic or two.

    Thanx for the warm welcome!
     
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    Some of the LR in front of my tank.

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    Hi all,

    I'm Kevin's wife, aren't I awesome? Lol.

    I see we will be getting great advise from all of you, so thank you in advance!
     
  11. KevinOpperman

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    I found this little guy in my tank this morning. It came with the LR.

    Can I leave it in the tank?

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    Hi and welcome.
    That guy is a stomatela snail. They are great at eating algae. I have 11 in my nano and they keep it clean and they multiply.
     
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    Oh and to your great wife.....good luck trying to control your spending once the addiction sets in. My wife is also an addict now.
     
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    I have six weeks to perfect my aquascaping...:001_cool:

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    Just an update on my tank...

    I found life in my tank:
    1 X Stomattela Snail
    3 X Brisstle worms
    Lots of small bugs. Looks like lice, but they're too fast and too small to see clearly.
    I sat at the tank with a flash light to see the nocturnal life in my tank!

    This is so cool!!
    The ammonia is now at 0.02. I hope it starts to pick up soon.
     
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    Looking good Kevin..
    A pic of my TL 550.

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    Those are pods. I'd hazard a guess and say you on the right track.

    Sent from my EVA-L09 using Tapatalk
     
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    Thank you! Your tank looks great!!
    At least mine has some life in it... :1:
     
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    Pics of life in my tank!!

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    I decided to boost this cycle thing everyone is talking about. I added a frozen prawn to the tank.

    If nothing else, it will at least feed the critters that are in my tank.

    The idea is that it will spike the ammonia in my tank, so I can start to get readings above 0.02.
     
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    Looking good.
    How long has the tank been running?
     
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