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Hi, first water change today :) skimmer on now, temperature regulator set up and I've put in a GSP and some frags. A cleaner shrimp and a small hermit were introduced yesterday. I've put the GSP on a small isolated rock after seceral warning videos on youtube warned of the GSP rapidly spreading and being a pain.

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Hi guys, how long do i leave the lights on for please ? Also do i put it onto the blue lighting at night?

Thanks

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I would say 12 hours is average four hours ramping up To a full spectrum for Photo which is four hours then four hours ramping back down to 0.

Some like longer some shorter it's just about tweaking to suit their own needs.

 

 

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Thank you :)

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Hey Chris :)

Welcome to the forum and to the hobby!

How is the tank now? What fish do you have?

Zhenya

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hi and thank you :) at the moment i have 2 clowns, 3 chromis, a cleaner shrimp, 2 snails and a small hermit crab. Theres a GSP, 2 hammerheads and 2 other frags that I'm not sure what they're called tbh.

I'm watching temp, salinity and having the water tested weekly but everything seems stable atm (fingers crossed)

Chris

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Hi guys,

cooling fans arrived today so installed onto the temperature regulator :) temperature seems stable at 26.1 C but I've got the back up heater on the system also so if one goes down the other is still on. If the temp gets to 27 C the cooling fans will kick in to take it back down to max temp 26.5 C.

Wish me luck

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Sounds like a good plan

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Hi :) week 3 water testing looking good  added another couple of hermits and an emerald crab

hoping stability isn't a fluke 

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looking all nice and clean, wish mine was that clean lol

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Hi guys, back from working away :)  Tank still looking stable  gonna have water tested again this week.

My GSp looks like its being eaten and my wife told me the hermit crabs have been eating it, do they do that ?

Thanks

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they will normally only eat what is dead/dying but if there is no rotting food available they will feed on other stuff that is available as they are 'opportunistic' in nature.

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Hi, thanks for that, I wasn't sure but they seem to be ok now.

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How it looking now Chris ? Any more stock or equipment added ? 

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Hi Dave, sorry been working away, in the meantime I'm at home at weekends. Ok got a few new corals, mexican snails, I've added poly filter to the side filter along with pura-bio granules. I've got a electronic PH tester and cailbrated it, it's showing a constant PH of 8 for the last 2 weeks which has been proven to be testing right with chemical tests also. My nitrates are a bit high at the moment but I'm expecting that to burn off within a few weeks, and I've added some bio balls to the canister filter. The protein skimmer has settled down now and is working well except for a lot of micro bubbles so I've surrounded the output with sock filters which seems to be helping a lot :) I'm feeding the corals with Reef Roids and everything seems to be starting to grow. P1140736.thumb.JPG.79ae0209fc86056791bf258b1f7d6a69.JPG

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