breaking all the rule with a Aquaria AMZ1000 1 meter Aquarium.

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  1. warrmich

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    So my journey began with this tank....again I was going to break all the rules. I filled the tank with tap water, added 250ml PRIME water conditioner and let it run for a day. I added the salt...just dumped it in the tank and let it dissolve at its own pace. Let the tank run for 3 days (time it took to dissolve all the salt) and added a cup of sand from another tank to my dsb to boost start the dsb. Let it run for another 4 days and started adding corals and fish. The first bio-load included: 7x mushrooms, 1x Kenya tree frag, 1x pompom xenia frag, 2x ricordia, 1x acanthias lordhowensis, 2x pincushion frag, 1x wrasse, 1x convict tang, 2x clown fish, 1x skunk cleaner shrimp, 2x turbo snails, 2x common shrimp I caught, 2x bummble bee shrimp and 3x hermit crabs.
    I know this is the wrong way to go but really people....who are we to make the rules. As my life and reputation revolves around being the "rule breaker" I decided not to let anyone down and follow the guidelines. I am dying to hear the comments and slanders at my mad method but hey...this was fun and it worked. The tank isn't finished and I will keep working on it to make it look better. Water parameters will follow as I will be taking 1L of water to a lfs tomorrow to be tested. As of today..this tank has been running for 2 months.

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  3. Darren24

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    What snail is that in the 3rd to last pic, I often seen them of treasure but have never collected them in fear as I do not know what they are?
     
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    Don't want them eating corals or dying and poisoning My tank
     
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    It is the Hydatina physis. This species has a translucent brown body shading to iridescent blue-white marginally. The shell is faun marked with fine spiral brown lines.
    Hydatina physis is a rarely seen nocturnal species that buries itself in sand during the day. It is found in tide pools and mixed habitats to depths of 1-2 m (3-6 ft) at moderately exposed sites. It feeds on polychaete worms and its egg mass is similar to that of Hydatina amplustre (though usually more elongate).....a bit of cut and paste.
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  6. red deacon

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    Dude I check your missus kakking you out in the 6th photo.... I'm sure something to do about the grass being knee height and the place is a mess but all you want to do is play with these effing fish lmfao...

    On a more serious note nice tank and whilst I am sure the experts will have a lot to say, the proof of the pudding is in the eating as they say. Everything looks healthy. Well done
     
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    warrmich Thread Starter

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    lol....she was:blush: but it was because I used the curtains to dry my hands.
    thanks a million bud...starting ab Aquaria 37L in a weeks time...will see how that works.
     
  8. makharold

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    Looking boss is that all aquarias synthetic rock ,if it is it's looks ova boss wonder how it'll look mixed with natural liverock
     
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    Although extremely beautiful
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    They do not last. Unless you can feed it. Seems they like spaghetti worms. Not sure if they will even go for bristle worms.
     
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    @makharold yes its all synthetic rock from Aquaria...i only have 4kg live rock in the sump.
    @RiaanP...i feed mine tiny bristle worms I find in the rock pools. He also seems to like it when I feed blood worm. I've watched him take down about 5 blood worms one after the other.
     
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    I started out in this hobby taking over a tank from my brother that was started up with tap water. and tapwater for top up. That was before I found MASA

    It had this nice green carpet long green algae on the back glass pane. 50mm or even longer, waving in the currents. Strangely enough, nothing on the rocks. E few fish and 2 softy leathers. The other corals all died out. By that time the tank had an anemone in it already, which died. OK, he relied on the LFS suggestions and advise... Same LFS which sold him 2 yellow tangs and 2 sailfin tangs together telling him that it will be all OK.

    PO4 was a solid dark blue.

    Once I started with water changes. Using RO, Added a TS2 skimmer and chucked out the excuse of a skimmer that was sold to my brother with the tank by the same LFS. Added the smallest DSB in the first chamber, skimmer was in last as it did not fit into the first. Added cheato. I got really concerned when the nice green carpet on the back wall started peeling off...

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  12. makharold

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    @ warrmich met u @ a aquaria meet lost ur number when we ganna hit the puddles
     
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    @RiaanP....I had the green hair algae in my juwel...this tank had a very thin green layer on the back which got very quickly decimated by my star fish and turbo snail....the stormatella snails I added did a good job too.
     
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    If I remember correctly u looking for a juvenile clown surgeon ,sure to chow any gha that grows
     
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    Shit bud....would kill for one...i really would so if you have one and don't like someone...lol
     
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    I totally agree with breaking the rules. When I am told that I cant to something I prove people wrong. :thumbup: Started my tank with tap water and prime as well:whistling: Was told i cant keep more than a pair of clowns in a 60cm I had 8:tt2:
     
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    Lol.we can catch one I see them quite often they supa fast thou
     
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    are they still alive?
     
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    Well as time went on I also upgraded so sold them off but I still have a pair left
     
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    well, you can sleep 8 in a jailhouse cell, but with one eye open.
     
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    That tank looks like the old style big screen tvs, better picture quality though:m13:
     
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