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  1. Ace

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    I've had a browse through the forums on this site and found a wealth of information on here!

    I have a 15 month old daughter and the Mrs and I decided it would be nice to get her a fish to look at.

    What started off as a small exercise that may have been a goldfish in a bowl or perhaps a small freshwater tank turned into a Boyu TL550 marine nano.

    I set things up about 6 weeks ago, live rock, water etc. and had the water tested for nitrites and ammonia levels last week. Everything is A for Away.

    So today, I'm off to get some animals. One, perhaps two fish. A clownfish is one of them, for sure. Perhaps a hermit crab or two (I hear they like company) and at least one cool shrimp!

    Looking forward to becoming more involved in MASA.
     
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  3. inflames

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    Welcome to MASA!!! welcomeaniHope you enjoy your stay, I am sure you will get some great advise here from the guys! How about some pics of your setup!?!?
     
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    pics are always good :)
     
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    WELCOME to MASA, Ace.

    As you can see, we are photo crazy... so, where are the photos of the tank... and of the daughter that is being blamed for all of this :biggrin:

    Clowns make ideal "first fish" - they are hardy, and can become very tame. Just PLEASE don't make the typical newbie mistake of getting an anemone for the clown as well. Anemones are very difficult to keep, require pristine conditions, STRONG lighting, and should as a rule not be kept in a tank that is less than one year old. Little Nemo really does not need an anemone to keep it happy...

    Hennie
     
  6. Ace

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    Thanks people. Pics will arrive later today.

    No anemone. I will get one soft coral to supplement to LR for now.

    Exciting times!
     
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    Tobes Retired Moderator

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    Welcome to MASA, glad you joined us. Even though you setup the tank already, you can still read the link in my sig on starting a marine tank - great info.
    And seeing that you want to add fish, there's one on acclimatization as well ;)
     
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    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Welcome to MASA
     
  9. Ace

    Ace Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the links!

    So I purchased the following to get started:
    1 X Clownfish
    1 X Yellow Headed Goby
    1 X Tube Worm
    2 X Blue Legged Hermits
    1 X Red Legged Hermit Crab
    3 X Snails

    I also hooked me up with a hydrometer, a net and some food for them.

    I'm presently acclimatising them and will have them in the tank shortly.

    Pics soon...
     
  10. Tremayn

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    Welcome mate! Hope you are taking pics! Remember to acclimate the inverts for 3hours as they are sensitive
     
  11. Ace

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    I had them all acclimatise for about 2.5 hours, just to be safe. Hope that was good enough!

    :peroni:
     
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    Sounds good and welcome buddy! Just watch out for the soft corals. The Boyu's don't really have the lighting many of them need from what I've heard.
     
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    If they stay alive, then its good enough :p
    You can keep zoa's and mushrooms with the current lights :)
     
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