After 6 weeks we have stuff in the tank

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  1. Fishwife

    Fishwife

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    Hi
    Thank you for al the advice and help, I eventually got some stock in my tank, and so far so good. ( One day) But I am very happy about everything in the tank,still need a lot of mushrooms, but I will stock slowly, see how things turn out first.

    Not the best tank in the world" you live, you learn"
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    congrats on your first inmate. That is a pretty precarious position to place a powerhead:) any reasons for that? What are your readings?
     
  4. Fishwife

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    Hi

    The other powerhead decide to die on me today, so till tomorrow yhis will have to do, getting new ones.
    Readings
    PH -8.5
    Alk -( Normal) Red Sea test kit
    PO4 - 0
    NO 2 - 0
    NO3 -0
    Most of my water is from a mature tank, and I have been cycling and did water changes with new and mature water, and LR
     
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    Great to hear!! Tell us again what your plans for this tank are?
     
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    Neat, i like... get urself a blue/black backing, will make a major difference;)
     
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    Or if possible paint it black or blue
     
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    Tank looks good so far - a wee bit more live rock..... and then soon some more corals!
     
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    Only Mushrooms, in the tank.( Although I think hubby is giving everything he wants to get rid of, in his tank to me, like Nemo, I actually do not want any fish in the tank) But I am not complaining. I still have a few Mushrooms in hubby's tank that I need to take out, but I will do that with time,( I bought them while my tank was cycling) But I love the mushrooms, and I am not exsperienced enough at this stage to put anything else in my ocean, and don't want creatures to die on me ( think it is a bit unfair towards them)
     
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    I have a sump as well, ( with lr) and at this stage I know I need mor LR, but hubby's tank did not have enough space for all my stuff. I will buy more, in the next few weeks. And no. no more corals, I am scared at this stage. Done a lot of reading, and I think it is best to stay with mushrooms, as I am a beginner( as I said in previous posts, " saw what went wrong" in hubby's tank), it is not a competition to see how many funny things we can keep in a tank, rather keep everything healthy". And I do want a nice mushroom tank, at this stage.
     
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    I went with a dark grey, no black when I went to the hardware shop, and I was pressed for time. Hopefully it will look better as it matures. Will do the next one in black, When I have money to start a new ocean....
     
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    I agree taken it slow...
     
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    If you only going keep mushrooms, you could start stocking now. They are the hardest of any coral and will flourish in most systems, even the neglected one.

    PS; Give me a shout when you interested in some mushrooms, I have a couple of freebies ;)

    And some really cool green stripes, purple/green ears and a couple of other variations, which I frag regularly.
     
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    Looks very nice Fishwife, how about a full front shot with sump and lights included? And a pic of the sump on its own?


    :wave2:
     
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