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  1. jodyTL550

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    Hello to all.

    Im a newbie to this site its really a fantastic forum ive learnt quite a bit so far from my local marine guide, ive recently just started my tank has been cycling so far for 3 weeks, patience is king haha.
    Well worth it tho.
     
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    Hello and welcome jodyTL550
     
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    Hey Jodie

    Welcome to MASA and I hope you have lots of fun with your tank. I'm fairly new to the game as well and have a 700litre tank running for about 6 months (it was 2 years old when I bought it).
    I bought a second tank (TL550) and picked it up over the weekend.
    Are you using the system as you got it? Have you made any changes?
    ;)

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    I see you are in PE - maybe we can meet so we can learn from each other.
     
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    Welcome to MASA.
     
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    Im using all standard issue that came with the boyu tl550 im happy with the purchase i made since im starting a reef tank the skimmer does the job i wouldnt say its the best but it will do for now. My salinity is stable at 1.023 my water parameters are all in check. Temp is 26┬Ěc

    Seachem stability was a good starter for my cycle now its just a case of biting my nails till my cycle period is over.:thumbup:
     
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    welcome :)
     
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    masahellomasahello
     
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    My tl 550 still work in progress pic very poor

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    In need of more live rock lol that11kg rock doesnt quite fit with me to well
     
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    masahello
     
  12. JamesHunter

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    welcome and enjoy, TL was my first tank aswell they are the best:thumbup:
     
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    Newly added, few more weeks to go then its time fot some corals yay!:p

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    Welcome looking good. I'm also new to this and I must say this site is amazing! All the people and all the help Is out of this world really. :thumbup:
     
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    @jodyTL550 if those pieces of LR was not fully cured and added today your cycle period will take a bit longer than the usual 6-8 weeks. always try add your LR all at once. never weeks apart.:). love the scaping btw looks really cool:thumbup:
     
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    Hey and welcome!!!!!!!! What rock is that closest to the front? Looks interesting.
     
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    Thank you for all your comments, my favourite haunt is ultimte aquatics in port elizabeth im like a kid in a candy store there haha thats where i got all this.

    The 2 rocks at the back bottom are live rock which has been cycled by geoff from ultimate aquatics for me to help with the tanks prep.

    I cudnt find live rock with the features i was looking for so i saw these artificial scapes on the shelf and suited what i wanted to do which was to create a natural look and feel for the fish and to also have good platforms for the corals.

    I like the gaps in the Ai rock for the fish to hide if they want or to have privacy which will give hem a sense of security.
     
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    Thank you for all your comments, my favourite haunt is ultimte aquatics in port elizabeth im like a kid in a candy store there haha thats where i got all this.

    The 2 rocks at the back bottom are live rock which has been cycled by geoff from ultimate aquatics for me to help with the tanks prep.

    I cudnt find live rock with the features i was looking for so i saw these artificial scapes on the shelf and suited what i wanted to do which was to create a natural look and feel for the fish and to also have good platforms for the corals.

    I like the gaps in the Ai rock for the fish to hide if they want or to have privacy which will give hem a sense of security.
     
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    Hi and welcome to MASA! Nice tank you got yourself and the rock shapes are nice, hope you enjoy your new hobby!
     
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    Thanks for tha tip fish i appreciate it and will use it when i start doing another tank.
     
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    Oh and before i forget i will be updating pics as my tank progresses fom start to finish :thumbup:
     
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