Greetings from the USA

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  1. glenvdm

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    Hi All,

    I would like to introduce myself, I have been salt water aquariuming it since December 2008 and absolutley love it, I moved to the States in October of 2008. I unfortunately have to leave once again though as I lost my job here due to the recession.

    Anyway enough of the bad news!

    I have a 29Gallon Oceanic Biocube Reef aquarium. I have stocked it with 2 Blue/Green Chromis, 1 Extreme Misbar Ocellaris clownfish, 1 Royal Gramma Basslet, 1 Diamond watchmen Goby, 1 Fireshrimp, 1 Emerald Crab, a few Mexican red Leg Hermits, 1 Blue leg Hermit and a handful of snails.

    As Far as Coral goes I have many Zoos, A pulsing Xenia, 1 Bulb tip Anenome, 1 Rose Bulb Anenome, 1 frilly mushroom, a few Purple mushrooms, Aussie Zhill, 2 Acropora and 1 torch coral. I also have a nemastoma growing on my liverock along with some other button polyps.

    As far as lighting goes, i have a Coralife 150W Metal halide with 2X 65W actinics. I am controlling everything with a Neptune Aquacontroller AC3 connected to my web router so that it is accessible from any computer that has internet access.

    I will be leaving the USA here in around 3 weeks for New Zealand and will be taking my tank with me, however the Voltage is going to be a problem going from 110V to 220V. If there is anyone who has an Aquacontroller please I'm looking forward to hearing from you to see how you managed to get around the voltage differences, I have looked into step down transformers but i'm really worried that the wattage and amperage is going to fry my controller!!
     
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  3. THE ANIMAL

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    WELKOM TO MASA DUD :cheers2:
     
  4. glenvdm

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    Thank you! :p
     
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    masahello
    Enjoy your stay with us - show us some pics of your system plz! We love pics!
     
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    Welcome to MASA. A step up transformer should do the trick for your controller
     
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    welcome to masa

    Yip standard step up transformer will do the trick
     
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    Welcome, great to have you on board.
     
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    Welcome to MASA :)
     
  13. crispin

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    Welcome Glen, great to have you on MASA :)

    i'm sorry to hear that the recession has you on the move so much, its a tough world now :(

    just think about your LS a little with the next tank and do a little research into nennies, normally a rule ofd thumb is that they shouldnt go into a system thats much under 9 months or so. Do a little reading on them :)

    what about a few pics of your tank as it is now?
     
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    Welcome to MASA Glen, hope you enjoy it here with us. Sorry to hear about your job and good luck in NZ. Your tank sounds great, please share some pictures with us. I have to agree with Crispin on the anemone issue - they need very stable water conditions and it's recommended to wait at least 9 - 12 months before introducing them to an aquarium.
    I assume you're not taking the livestock with you? Would be the better option as there might be some die-off on the rocks (if you're taking it) and the sand. It would be ideal to cycle the tank again before adding livestock. :wave2:
     
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    Welcome to MASA!!
     
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    Welcome, do you have any pics of your Extreme Misbar Ocellaris Clownfish ?
     
  17. glenvdm

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    Extreme Misbar Ocellaris

    Hi guys,

    Here is a pic of the Extreme Misbar Ocellaris Clown.
     

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    That is an interesting variation. Thanks for the pic :)
     
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