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  1. Francois

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    [FONT=&quot]Hello to you all!:wave2:[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]I’m all new to this hobby and site:thumbup: I must say I’m the happiest person at this moment right now….For the past two years now I’ve been dreaming to set up an aquarium and start this hobby until last week where I bought an 2nd hand tank for a bargain!! The previous owner relocated. But I must say that there is an algae problem in the tank:(, but I’ll sort it out. For the past 6 weeks I’ve been doing research on the net and reading books ‘Saltwater Aquariums For Dummies’ and ‘Michael S. Pqletta the new marine aquarium’ and came down your site when I googled ‘ALGEA PROBLEM’ I read some of the site forums and decided to register as you guys are the pro’s and I need some advice.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]The tank consists of the following:[/FONT]
    ·[FONT=&quot]4 feet tank with cabinet [/FONT]
    ·[FONT=&quot]Two heaters only using one[/FONT]
    ·[FONT=&quot]Sump filter[/FONT]
    ·[FONT=&quot]4 tube light system with timers consist of one blue light[/FONT]
    ·[FONT=&quot]Food plus 20kg salt[/FONT]
    ·[FONT=&quot]10[/FONT][FONT=&quot]canisters[/FONT]
    ·[FONT=&quot]60 kg live rock[/FONT]
    ·[FONT=&quot]2 Brown corals and 1 type of mushroom[/FONT]
    ·[FONT=&quot]1 Clown fish,2 Blue Damsel fishes,1 Yellow Tang,2 Pajama Cardinal fishes and 1 brownish with white stripes fish (Don’t know the name)[/FONT]
    ·[FONT=&quot]1 Bristle Starfish,1 Shrimp and 3 Crabs[/FONT]
    ·[FONT=&quot]Gravel[/FONT]
    ·[FONT=&quot]2 in tank pumps causing current[/FONT]
    ·[FONT=&quot]Protein skimmer (JABO)[/FONT]
    ·[FONT=&quot]Phosphate pump[/FONT]
    ·[FONT=&quot]Chiller[/FONT]
    ·[FONT=&quot]Water purifier[/FONT]
    ·[FONT=&quot]Test kit ph/ammonia etc[/FONT]
    ·[FONT=&quot]Salinity scope[/FONT]
    ·[FONT=&quot]Coral food, nutrients and cleaning kit[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]I’ll post pictures of the tank tomorrow for you guys to view.[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]Regards Francois[/FONT]
     
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  3. dallasg

    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    sounds like a good setup, the algae is normal as the tank is cycling due to the move...
    how are the fish/corals looking?
     
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    :welcometomasa1:[FONT=&quot]Francois.

    Did you google come up with Vipers Algae Farm.:p I see ver 2 is coming soon.:whistling:
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    Welcome to MASA Francois, hope you enjoy it here with us. Please read through the link in my signature as there are some good info for beginners. I'll wait for the pics in the meantime - can you also post your water parameters to us?

    ammonia
    nitrites
    nitrates
    phosphates
    pH
    kH
    temp
    salinity
    calcium

    Thanks :wave2:
     
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    WELCOME!!!! You will find this hobby absolutely stunning!!! Two words of advice though. One is if in doubt - ASK!!!! Second - run both heaters, if one fails the other is there for backup. Its difficult to know when heaters pack up, so its better. Some guys have 4 / 5 of them.

    But enjoy every moment of this!!!:thumbup:
     
  7. Neil H

    Neil H Moderator MASA Contributor

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    WELCOME !!
    I am looking forward to the pics ..... remember pics of the engine room are as important to us as the pics of the display tank !!

    Interested to know what your 3 crabs are.... Hermits i hope!
     
  8. Francois

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    Fish and corals are looking fine.The fish is lively and looking happy and eating.
     
  9. Francois

    Francois Thread Starter

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    All that I know is that they are in a shell and has got blue and black legs.Will post pic of the tank and filtering system asap.
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    thats good news!!! means the move went well.

    can u describe the algae?
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    those are perfect and reef safe :) got a few myself
     
  12. Francois

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    Some of the LR are covered with this green hair algea and I've got one LR with that silver bubble algea.
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    there is a thread in the nuisance algae section all about methods to remove it.
    but like tobes mentioned, will need to see water params etc
     
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    Great, those are hermit crabs !!! excellent for a reef tank....

    Word of caution here..... ONLY BAD things happen quickly in reefing ...... take every step slowly ..... and please ask questions on MASA, there is no such thing as a dumb question, every hurdle you hit the guys here will do everything in their power to help you over !!!
     
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    Welcome to MASA!!
     
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    How long have you cycled the tank for before putting the livestock in ?
     
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    Welcome Francois. You came to the right place
     
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    HALLO FRANCOIS WELCOME TO MASA
     
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