Freshwater Fundie.... Marine Newbie

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  1. Mac75

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    hi guys,

    firstly, great forum :thumbup:
    decided to setup a marine tank amongst my other feshwater tanks...... :)
    running perfect so far - water params, etc etc
    saltwater vs freshwater......phew!!!! before putting your foot in the door you HAVE to read read read read read and read and read and read and search search search the tons of info available here on MASA in order to get positive results...not to mention the small fortune marine setups cost - even if it is only 128L but the later is nothing compared to sitting and watching marine life in your own space! :lol:

    TL550
    Inhabitants include:
    domino damsel
    blue damsel
    clown percula
    6 line wrasse
    pink striped goby
    scarlet skunk shrimp
    some seastars, neritas snails, hermit crabs
    orange polyp, green polyp, LR and some UFOrganisms LOL

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    Welcome to the broke side... :biggrin:

    Forgive me for asking but whats with all the bubbles??? :eek:
     
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    bubbles??? what bubbles....:whistling:
     
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    scarlet shrimp in a fix!

    guys, you see my shrimp the 3rd pic?......a polyp has one of his tentacles in a hold and does not want to let go.....is that normal? will he eventually be set free? :001_unsure:
     
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    He'll be freed one the polyp has chewed through the feeler... :biggrin:

    Do you have an airstone in your tank?
     
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    :eek:.....

    yeah I do have an airstone....
     
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    Cool... BTW, how much LR do you have? Rule of thumb is 1kg/10l water so for the 550 you need about 13kg...

    But looking very good... How long has it been running?
     
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    thanks! I have around 8kg in the tank and about 3-4kg in one of the filter chambers.
    I also use purigen, b-bac, and chem pure. running for 4 weeks now.
     
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    Very nice... That's a very young tank for all that livestock... Keep an eye on your parameters, especially nitrates... Have fun...
     
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    cool! thanks for the heads up....
     
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    Welcome to MASA, hope you enjoy it here. If you haven't read the link below on starting a marine tank, I suggest you do - great info for beginners ;)

    and the airstone? O so freshwaterish :p

    Tank - me like
    Airstone - me not like :tt2:

    No seriously, the disadvantage about the airstone is that it causes salt creep. You said you have a glass slider, but now the salt and water droplets is covering the slider and restricting the light - and those tanks don't have such great lighting.
     
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    welcome to masa and the dark side. great news that you started that tank up, not such great news for those bath water tanks as you will be shutting them down one by one as the facination of marines takes over.

    i know its been said but its worth repeating thats a very very younge tank to be stocking, let alone with that amount of life. hold off for a good number of weeks before you add anything more and keep testing. do you have test kits and a refractometer?

    i think you might find that domino will dominate that size tank soon, keep and eye on him.

    i agree with tobes about the airstone, id loose it, but atleast theres no sunken plastic ship hehehe
     
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    Welcome guy! Some aggro fish there :)
     
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    airstones degrade quickly in salt water and certain fish and corals hate the bubbles :) .. I use an airstone in my quarantine, can you say SALTCREEP?!?! damn lol.. and the creep has quite a big radius
     
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    Welcome to MASA, you have now started the adictive side of the hobby, enjoy.
     
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