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  1. nepellew

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    Well this is my set up had it running for 3 weeks with nothing in it apparently i had to now i know i dident haha oh well new edition to my tank live rock and some thing hanging on my live rock please help to identify and here are some picks of my tank.

    Rekord 600
    Decor: Black
    Volume: approx. 63 Litres
    Measurements: 61 x 31 x 42 cm

    Equipment:
    1 x Juwel Monolux 60 black
    1 x Pump Set Bioflow 280 4.5watts
    1 x Heater 50 Watt
    1 x Resun Sk-05 skimmer 4watts
    1 x Ocean sun 15watt light
    1 x Coral sun 15watt light
    1 x Rs-1001 power head


    Before live rock
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    With live rock and new power head

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    New edition but not sure what it is please help

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    Star polyps....
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    Hey welcome to masa.

    Im J juwel tank fan, great filter, you could have a future problem with the std heater , mine definatly didnt keep up in winter.
    Its going to be a great tank !

    Its not often i see a tank with so many bubbles, is it just that pic or are you wanting the powerhead to pump it in ?
     
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    welcome:yeahdude:

    Yes to many bubbles, you got more bubbles than :1:
     
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    Thanks for the welcome guys Old P.E Boy ya i like it too juwel is good or so i heard why do you like the filter so much and what happens to the heater , oh the bubbles are getting pumped in by the power head why are they a bad thing
     
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    nepellew

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    Photo of Star Polyps open fully

    Any special requirements




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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Welcome, nice start so far. :)

    Just one thing, no bubbles, they can be harmful to corals and some fish. Air can get lodged in a fishes gills and can get trapped underneath corals causing die off. You will also have major problems with saltcreep on your tank/hood and lights.
     
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    So no bubbles at all and is there anything i need to do to keep my star alive,:)
     
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    More light ;) If you are going to be adding corals to this tank then I would strongly suggest you invest in four 24w T5 tubes and electronic ballasts, it may cost a bit at the beginning but corals feed off light and the more you have then the healthier your corals will be. You can DIY the lights or buy a proper lighting unit. If you DIY and money is tight then you can start off with 2 tubes and add another 2 in a month or two's time. Or you could use a single 150w MH.

    Also, now that you have live rock in I would suggest you wait 4 to 6 weeks for the ammonia/nitrite/nitrate cycle to complete before adding any livestock.
     
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    Okie Dokie

    So I should be able to keep this one alive for now cause well I wasn’t expecting on getting any coral but it was on the live rock so what could I do so next is to cycle my tank and then may I add some fish maybe blue green chromis x2 and then leave it to settle would that be ok
     
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    That will be fine, once the tank is cycled you can add the 2 fish, then wait at least another week, preferably 2 before adding any more livestock, this allows the bacteria in the tank to adjust to the new bioload.

    p.s. Use some comma's in your posts otherwise it's a bit hard to read and understand what you are trying to say/ask. :)
     
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    Would it be possible to add 2 clowns or would they die for the cycling process
     
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    Wait for the cycle to finish
     
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    During the cycle you will get an increase in ammonia and nitrite which reaches toxic levels and can cause the death of all your livestock, be patient and wait for the cycle to complete, it's the longest and hardest part of starting a marine aquarium. ;)

    Here's a graph to explain how it all works, the cycle can take from between 4 to 6 weeks.

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    So after the cycle is finished i can put clowns in because the guy at the petshop said i have to use blue green chromis , i mean they nice fish but id rather start with 2 common clowns
     
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    Nah dude, you can start with any fish you want, well not big fish as your tank is small, but putting clowns in first will be fine.
     
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    p.s. When you do eventually buy your fish make sure you acclimatise them properly as most LFS's run their fish holding tanks at a much lower salinity, so you will have to preferably drip acclimatise the fish for about 45 minutes.
     

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