New guy with Boyu TL-450 Info please

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  1. WesleyM

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    Hi guys

    My tank has been cycling for 3 weeks now, when I got my tank form LFS he gave me some of his mature sand and water, iv got half a KG live rock for now. Is there any tip or what are the things I need to look out for or even DIY tip..
     
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  3. blackghostknife

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    The only thing you need to do now is be patient, also post some pic of you tank, lights, so people can see what you working with.

    oh and masahello
     
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    look at arries tank, mandarinmans tl 450 , and chat with belindamotion
     
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    Pics & specs please
     
  6. Charl_Stanhope

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    Pics will help! Welcome to MASA. Tons you will learn here!:peroni:
     
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    :welcometomasa2:to MASA...:1:..the biggest problem will be the light's...those tubes generate soooo much heat....if you can, then you must change to LED's...if you want the Hood...then good luck if you find one that fits inside...unless you go "Brand Name" then be prepaired to fork out thousands...and if you are into DIY then here is over enough guys to help with that...here is a Link to a PLANTED Tank but it shows the DIY Build...thanks @Mewik ...love the Link..
    http://www.tropicalaquarium.co.za/showthread.php?10949-My-High-Tech-TL450

    Also the majority of the guys will agree that the ceramic rings and bio-balls get removed, from the back of you'r Tank...think it's Chamber 3...I would say go with ORCA Bio-Cubes...
    http://www.marineaquariumsa.com/showthread.php?t=35134
    Make the "bomb"...if you want..:p
    http://www.marineaquariumsa.com/showthread.php?t=35930

    Then the 1st chamber I would remove that Sponges/Filters and place the Orca phospha-guard GFH..(works in conjunction with the bio-cubes).. in there with some Purigen maybe....the guys can help with the Filter in the 1st Chamber...many have made Filter Racks and can tell you the lay-out they have...sponges...filter mat..etc...you could even place LR rubble in the 3rd Chamber, if space allows after the amount of ORCA is worked out...hmmmm all I can think of now...oh yes...I know this sounds stupid and I don't know if this is only with my Fishy's but I can't put a veggie-clip in my TL-450...for the life of me...I don't understand...they are petrified of the damn thing...so to be on the safe side..have the clip in before the Fish comes...weird I know...:p
     
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    Welcome.to.masa Enjoy the ride be patient
     
  9. Albert Terego

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    I'd recommend adding more live rock now and letting it cycle fully - 1/2 kilo will not be enough and if you add more livee rock later you will start the cycle again unless it is already fully cured.

    Monitor you nitrate levels each week if you have not been doing so - I would say when they drop to below 10 ppm you are on your way to the cycle being complete.
     
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