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wraith

starting a 65G tank

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This is my first ever marine tank after advice - week 1

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week 2 after water testing was good on all counts :)

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week 5

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Looking well there pal. What's your plans going forward ? 

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HI Dave, Have you any idea what the brown anemone type thing is and is it good or bad please ?  If it's bad how do I get rid of it please ? I think it might be aiptasia ? What's the best way to get rid of it if it is please ?

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Hi, I've had to take out a piece of rock and bake it to try to kill off the aiptasia :(  so the piece is very dead now, the photo is just before I took out the rock so my next photo after this will have the corals in different places.

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Hi Guys, Pics from today of my tank - I think I may be getting carried away with corals but they all seem to be OK except for a frogspawn and a daisy which got trapped under a rock when it came loose even though it was fixed with aquascape :( If I've placed any corals in the wrong places for water flow or lighting please let me know so I can move it to where it should be to make for a happier tank - Thanks :)P1140852.JPG

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Looking good mate. Not sure I would have gone with the star fish. They don't tend to do well in new tanks. Also is that a candy hog fish I see in the previous shot to the right?

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Hi, Thanks :)  it's a red hawkfish. Are the corals in roughly the right places please ? I've got it on a medium flow going topwards first.

Thanks :)

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I personally would just move the toad stall Lower down because as it gets bigger it will cast A bigger shadow Below it.


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Hi and thanks for that :)  I'll move it down to the sand bed or half way down the rocks please ?

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Either would be better Imo


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looking good @wraith

What are your plans going forward ?

New fish/corals ?

And it wont be long before you want to upgrade your tank for something larger lol and the misses said no isn't an option as there is always the line to her "its not just my tank its ours!"

 

 

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Hi Dave, now I'm trying to keep the pests away and build up coralline, I've just had delivery of a HOB refugium and I've now run out of space for HOB stuff so I'm going to get handy with my dremel and get things fitting around each other (hopefully) my next step is getting a bigger tank I think so I'm saving to get another tank - was think of something with a sump this time around 550L main tank with sump around 150L.

 

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On ‎23‎/‎09‎/‎2017 at 4:17 PM, wraith said:

Hi Dave, now I'm trying to keep the pests away and build up coralline, I've just had delivery of a HOB refugium and I've now run out of space for HOB stuff so I'm going to get handy with my dremel and get things fitting around each other (hopefully) my next step is getting a bigger tank I think so I'm saving to get another tank - was think of something with a sump this time around 550L main tank with sump around 150L.

 

Next time you are at mine I will give you a piece of rock covered in coralline just scrape it into the tank keep your kh stable and watch it take off.

Have a look at the Reefers mate fantastically built tank with plenty of room for toys in your sump and in the cabinet !!

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Looking good and you can never have to many corals haha

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Hi Guys, got home after a long week working away to find my corals dying off :( lost a large duncan colony, the other one is partially dead too. One of my hammers is dying, the other one is hiding away. testing the water tomorrow but as far as I'm aware the only difference recently were my nitrate levels. The "wavy hands" and leathers seem to be OK. I'll let you know tomorrow how the levels are.

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