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  1. betty

    betty

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    Hi to all
    5 months ago I acquired a tank from someone else - 1.2x450x600 with pumps filters and chiller with live rock. Since I have acquired 1 anenome with clown 4 yellow tail damsels 2 striped damsels 1 yellow wrasse 1 hermit crab 1 snail 1 domino 1 box shrimp whos name is Cedric 1 leather coral 1 torch light coral 1 cristmas tree coral some plyps and mushrooms. Cedric has eaten a cleaner shrimp and a fire shrimp as well a a damsel - he has shed his outer at least 5 times already. Has some experience with bristle worms that took quite a lot o PT to get rid of. Last night spotted a red worm with white stripes - should I get rid of it or not. Something that bothers me is that some of the live rock suddenly has white blotches where red algae was, the water was tested recently and all was ok is it perhaps too much lighting as the tank is close to a window but not with direct light as there is a patio beyond the windowas you can see I am a newy and need to still learn a lot but with all you guys I am sure to have extreme pleasure out of this wonderful hobby
     
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  3. Jaak

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    Welcome to MASA!!

    Can you please tell us more about your system? Do you have a sump? How has your sunmp been designed and set up? Please post pics of your entire system, we LOVE pics!! Also, please give us your current water parameters...
     
  4. PeterL

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    Welcome to MASA

    One of the only ways for a proper "diagnosis" is to get a few pics of your display tank (DT) and the lighting, then of your filtration system. It is a little difficult for the guru's to offer advice (and believe me, it will come by the ton) without getting a better understanding visually of what you have.

    It is a thing on MASA, we all love pics because pics speak a thousand words. Easier to discuss around a topic etc...

    I belive you are at the right place to get all the help you need to get sorted.
     
  5. FransSny

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    Welcome betty (I trust it's not ugly betty ;)), sound like you have an interesting setup there.

    Just a word of caution...lots of damsels don't gel too lekker. As they grow up they will become more territorial & aggressive, especially yellow tails & domino's.

    BTW, as jaak said...we are pic - a holics
     
  6. Keanan

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    Hi and welcome to MASA.

    :welcome7:
     
  7. xtreme

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    Welcome Betty
     
  8. crispin

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    hi betty and welcome to masa great to have you join :)

    to be honest your first post raised a few question marks in my head so i thought i would make a few comments bellow if you dont mind.... :)

    see my thoughts in bold above. we can see some pics and help you with your tank.

    welcome to masa and happy postings:)
     
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    Ditto to what Crispin said
     
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    Welcome to MASA !
     
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    welcometomasaBetty enjoy your stay here with us....
     
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    Welcome to MASA…... :thumbup:
     
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    Hey and welcome to MASA!
     
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    welcome !!!
     
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    Welcome
     
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    welcome to MASA
     
  17. betty

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    thanks for your replies, I still need to post some pics battling to find a cable to download from my phone but will post as soon as I downloaded
    havent visted the site for some time as I do a lot of work at night and weekends are also quite occupied. I do not know what the parameters of the water is as I have it tested at Exotic Pets in Boksburg where I do most of my purchases of corals,fish and water.
     
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