Hi all i'm new here is a picture of my tank

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    Hi all

    My Name is Russell i have recently brought a reef tank, it has been running for about two years or so i was told. I came across this forum while searching for more information and it seemed a good place to start. Here are a few pictures of my tank i was wondering if anyone could help me identify the corals, i already know the names of the fish well sort of. Also if there is anything that needs to be changed inside my tank i would greatly appreciate the addvice.

    I am doing water changes every two weeks and the temperature is stable at 27o and the salinity is around 1.024. The Tank Measures 100cm X 45cm X 50cm and has 225litres of water.

    Lighting i'm not sure but they look like flurecent tubes and there are three and one is blue.

    The guy who delivered the tanks said the names of the fishes were:
    If they ear wrong can you give me the proper names and also it would be great to have the scientific names?

    False Gramma X 2
    Jumping bean
    Bananna Wrass
    Zebra Sailfin Tang
    Goldie X 2
    Yellow tail Blue Damsel
    Coral Beauty
    Convince Bleanie
    Clown fish X 2

    Cleaner shrimp X 2
    red starfish

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    Sounds good Russell, looking forward to the pics, and welcome to MASA:)

    The names are generally right, but the sailfin tang is a zebrasoma (latin) species and will quickly outgrow your tank, look to rehome as soon as poss.
     
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    A VERY WARM WELCOME to MASA, Russel. Great to have you on-board, mate!

    Please post pictures of your light and filtration system as well?

    That last pic is a pic of a carpet anemone - which seems to be dying (I have been keeping anemone's for QUITE a while now)..... Please let me know what you are feeding this anemone?
    What lighting do you have over this anemone?

    I know that these Jebo tanks come with only 2 tubes of T8 globes..... if you do not/have not upgraded your lighting - you will unfortuantely end up with a LOT of heartache because of the nemmie.....

    It WILL die, and WILL most likely cause your fish to die too (ask me - personal experience)....

    Sorry mate.... I don't want to scare you off....

    BUT, nemmie's require a HUGE amount of lighting, a LOT of feeding, and PRISTINE water conditions.....

    Sometimes more so than a LOT of corals.
     
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    So i didn't even know i had a nemmie let alone what to feed it, i can't really get to the lighting to take a picture of it but i have three lights one blue one and two other tubes.

    What should i do with the nemmie i didn't buy it so i can't take it back and i don't have anywhere else to put it?

    i bought the tank with everything in it.
     
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    hi, welcome to the sight. the green one's are star polyps. i'm not sure if that one pic is a carpet anemone. i think it's just a pail mushroom. i could be wrong, jacquesb knows way more than i on all this
     
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    Russell - as nicely - someone CLOSE to you would MOST likely have a tank that would be able to sustain that nemmie..... only until you have been able to upgrade the tank to what it should be.
    It seems that you don't have a skimmer, neither a sump - is that right?
    And the lighting does not seem to be "up to scratch" at all with what you require to keep corals alive....

    Your 1st steps would be - get that white nemmie into someone's tank who can keep it alive and get it to flourish...
    Secondly - try and get a canister filter, with some activated carbon, zeolite (just ask at the pet shop/LFS for this), and phosphate remover....
    Thirdly, get a hangon-back skimmer - something like the ReefOctopus BH-1000 - it is rated for 400 litres - your tank is roughly 300 litres..... with your current stocking, this skimmer would be more than enough to start off with....
    THEN - also remember to do at least 10% water changes every week to 2 weeks..... Please try and keep to this regime.... else things might just turn nasty......

    Good luck mate! I really hope that this would be a great experience for you. Not a nasty one.... It is NOT difficult - you just need to ensure that you are able to remove as much, or more nutrients from the water as what the fish put in, as well as, that what you feed.

    PLEASE remember - marine fish do NOT require that much feeding! You can once every two days for now.......

    ALSO - PLEASE remember that you need to TOP UP with freshly filtered (reverse osmoss filtered prefereably) FRESH water, not with salt water....

    What testing kits did you get with the tank?
     
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    You know what Giepie - it is indeed quite possible that this might be a bleached mushroom. BUT, it is far to early to tell..... it might still be a bleached carpet nemmie....

    It looks to big to be a mushroom (corrallimorph), and it looks very small to be a carpet nemmie.....

    BUT - whatever it is - it DOES NOT look good at all.....
     
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