First Marine Tank

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  1. vernonnaidoo

    vernonnaidoo

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    Hi,

    Finally got everything connected and into the tank,

    Equipment

    Starfire 60cm * 60 cm cube with 100 liter sump
    Bubble Magus Curve 5 skimmer
    Waveline DC3000 return pump
    Hydor Wavemakers with controller
    Green elements 60 watt clip on led unit for now
    Elite 200 watt heater

    Currently running for 3 weeks with 10 kg Red Sea Fiji pink sand and +-17kg's of live and base rock mixed together.With the live rock came a Blue legged Hermit crab who survived the curing process and a small crab that did not make it.Will post more pics when i add more life to the tank.

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    Looks like a good start up. Congrats.

    and the other crab that did not make it, do not worry, you anyway do not want hitchhiker crabs. A hermit though is cool.
     
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    tank looks great.. have a nice natural feel to it. and the starfire looks awesome.:thumbup1:
     
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    You're off to a good start. :)
    I've also got one on my nano. Seems like quite a nice unit so far. Although I am tempted to strip it and maybe add one or two UV led's in there. Did you get the timer with yours?
     
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    Hi,

    Using a Tedelex timer that i bought in Game.Got a friend who is going to help me change some of the bulbs to Royal blues,red, uv and maybe a few 15000K's.Saving up for a Maxspect unit.
     
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    It would be fantastic if you could start a thread about that and take some pics and share info about how it went, I'm starting to itch to take mine apart now, lol.
     
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    Noticed this on my glass last night.It retract when i get closer.

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    Looks like a feather duster worm, if it is, it is great filter feeder. I am just used to seeing them on rocks and in substrate.
     
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    vernonnaidoo

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    Tank has a nice population of pods and also noticed another crab which needs to be caught and put into the sump.

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