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mike_d8505
03-03-2011, 03:47 PM
hello my name is Michael I am pretty new to he hobby I currently have a 55 gallon saltwater that has a clown fish, 2 yellow tip damsels, a brittle star fish, a urchin, 5 crabs, a fire hawk, about 45 to 50LBS of live rock, about 50LBS of live sand, I have green tip frog spawn, a coupe Kenya trees some red and blue mushroom, some green polyps, a neon green candy cane, and a green toad stole, my lighting is a 48" pc with 2 12000K sunlights, 2 blue actinic, and 8 lunars, as for filtration I am running a emperor 400 HOB, also a 1o gallon sump with bio balls, I am running a super skimmer protein skimmer, I am also using A UV sterilizer, using marineland 250 watt heater and I am running 2 750GPH power-heads . I also have a 20 gallon nano tank with about 30LBS live sand, 35LBS of live rock, 2 clown fish, 5 hermit crabs, and about 3 Kenya trees lighting on this is a pc with 1 12000K, and 1 blue actinic. Like I said I am new so I tried to do it right please let me know if this sounds like a good setup I tried to post pics but it won't let me so if anyone can help me with that, it would be appreciate it, almost forgot I live in the colorado springs area and I am looking forward to meeting everyone at your next meet.

notxes11
03-03-2011, 04:10 PM
Welcome michael. Good luck with the adventure that is reefkeeping. There are alot of knowledgable people here so you've come to the right place. Feel free to ask questions. There is always someone who has already gone through it.

Murfman
03-03-2011, 04:17 PM
Welcome Michael! Show us some pix.

mike_d8505
03-03-2011, 04:21 PM
is there a certain way to download pics cause it tell me I am not able to do this

mike_d8505
03-03-2011, 04:22 PM
for some reason I can't download pics can anyone help me with this

Reeflextion
03-03-2011, 04:37 PM
Welcome! How long have your tanks been setup?

mike_d8505
03-03-2011, 04:39 PM
about 3 or 4 months on the 55 gallon and 2 months on the sorry the other ones actually a bio don't know if that makes a difference

Murfman
03-03-2011, 04:47 PM
for some reason I can't download pics can anyone help me with this

Upload your pix to Photobucket.com. once they have been created in an album, then you hover the mouse over the image and select the BOTTOM link that sais IMG in it. It will automatically copy the link, when you click on it, and then you paste here.

calvin415
03-03-2011, 04:47 PM
Welcome Michael, are you currently hosting your photos through an online vendor? Photobucket is a great service if you don't already have an account. They have free ones and they work great. Once pics are uploaded, you will want to grab the IMG code it has [ img ][ /img ] around the URL (minus the spaces). This is the fastest/easiest way to post pics.

calvin415
03-03-2011, 04:48 PM
Oh well, looks like Paul beat me to it. ;)

mike_d8505
03-03-2011, 05:10 PM
http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb322/mike_d8505/005.jpg?t=1299193753
tell me if this worked if so I will post the rest

mike_d8505
03-03-2011, 05:12 PM
http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb322/mike_d8505/th_004.jpg?t=1299193710
http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb322/mike_d8505/th_003.jpg?t=1299193710
http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb322/mike_d8505/th_002.jpg?t=1299193710
http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb322/mike_d8505/th_001.jpg?t=1299193710

here is the rest that I have can get more today if you want

Murfman
03-03-2011, 05:15 PM
http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb322/mike_d8505/005.jpg?t=1299193753
tell me if this worked if so I will post the rest
http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb322/mike_d8505/005.jpg?t=1299193753

Murfman
03-03-2011, 05:16 PM
http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb322/mike_d8505/th_004.jpg?t=1299193710
http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb322/mike_d8505/th_003.jpg?t=1299193710
http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb322/mike_d8505/th_002.jpg?t=1299193710
http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb322/mike_d8505/th_001.jpg?t=1299193710

here is the rest that I have can get more today if you want


These are real small

mike_d8505
03-03-2011, 05:17 PM
http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb322/mike_d8505/004.jpg?t=1299194136
http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb322/mike_d8505/003.jpg?t=1299194161
http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb322/mike_d8505/002.jpg?t=1299194161
http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb322/mike_d8505/001.jpg?t=1299194161

ok so those last 4 were really small hopefully these are bigger

mike_d8505
03-03-2011, 05:18 PM
yeah sorry guys got it fixed

Murfman
03-03-2011, 05:20 PM
http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb322/mike_d8505/004.jpg?t=1299194136
http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb322/mike_d8505/003.jpg?t=1299194161
http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb322/mike_d8505/002.jpg?t=1299194161
http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb322/mike_d8505/001.jpg?t=1299194161

ok so those last 4 were really small hopefully these are bigger

see if that works.

Murfman
03-03-2011, 05:21 PM
yeah sorry guys got it fixed

Mike, you are using the URL link. Down at the bottom is the img link. Looks like xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.

mike_d8505
03-03-2011, 05:22 PM
yeah thank man I see it now my fault tanks for reposting for me

mike_d8505
03-03-2011, 05:23 PM
I want to really redo my stacking on the rocks and I want to get about 40 to 50 more pounds and alot more coral

calvin415
03-03-2011, 05:35 PM
I think you have enough rock (perhaps a little restacking), just need to get more coral and give it time to grow in and fill in some of the negative space (not negative in a bad way but as in non-rock area)...

Murfman
03-03-2011, 05:36 PM
Too bad, a guy in Denver was selling a Mystery Wrasse and dropped his price to $50 and threw in 40-50# of live rock.

mike_d8505
03-03-2011, 05:37 PM
well I am trying to pick some up today if any one has some and fish too looking to get a blue tank and yellow tank so PM me if anyone has anything like this

mike_d8505
03-03-2011, 05:40 PM
only thing is I have to find a ride due to the fact I just got surgery

Reeflextion
03-03-2011, 07:12 PM
Torquehound is selling live rock, and he is also selling a Blue Tang and a Yellow Tang. Look under the For Sale section of the forum.

http://www.thescmas.com/forums/showthread.php?9001-Forced-downsizing-210-and-125-and-nearly-all-I-have

mike_d8505
03-03-2011, 07:39 PM
yeah I got ahold of him hopefully will be taking alot of stuff off his hands this weekend. thank you though I appreciate it

JLAURENCE32
03-04-2011, 01:05 PM
Welcome Mike, tank looks nice. I think your off to a good start.