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

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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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Very attractive! Looks like a fun playground for your future octopus.
 

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I think it looks fine :smile:

Have you started cycling the tank?

Whats the SG?

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C
 
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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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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 :smile:

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noni

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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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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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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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