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  1. Rowan619

    Rowan619

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    Howsit guys i started a marine setup 5 months ago after
    keeping oscars for about 7years
    Going well so far lost 1 clown dont even know wat happened
    some1 sed my star fish eat it
     
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  3. robertkukla

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    Welcome to MASA

    what setup are you running ?

    hope you get all the info you need here, just ask
     
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    Rowan619 Thread Starter

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    Im sure i will
    im running a 4ft with a 3ft sump
    reef otopus skimmer live rock
     
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    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Welcome to MASA.

    How about a picture of your tank?

    What else you got in your tank?
     
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    Rowan619 Thread Starter

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    1 common clown
    1 fire goobie
    1 blue star fish
    1 yellow belly damsel


    2 power heads
    300w heater
    sun sun re turn pump
    10kg aragonite
    15 kg live rock

    can a star fish eat a clown
     
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    :welcome6:

    Some pics would be really nice;)
     
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    Welcome to MASA! :) .. Your tank sounds correct ie no mistakes :) .. Please post up pics :).. Yes certain species of star fish are predators and can eat small fish like clowns.. Upload a pic of the star fish and it shall be identified for u :)
     
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    Rowan619 Thread Starter

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    Howsit guys
    When doing a water change can i use
    sea water?
    must i also clean the sump and live rock
    cos i had a guy doing it for me costs to much
    i want to do it myself
    please advise on how its done

    Thank You
     
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    gMAN with the plan

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    DRain 10% then replace with NSW, don't touch sump unless you wanna syphon out detritus
     
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    WELCOME 2 MASA........
    Nice start there, some pics would be gr8.....
    If you are using Natural sea water, ensure, the water is collected from a clean area.
     
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    Take the advice offered to you from the members.... it will save you lots of $$$$$$...
     
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    Tried to upload pics just dosnt work
    can some1 tell me how
    so its ok using natural sea water and
    will i need to add any supplements
     
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    Rowan619 Thread Starter

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    howsit
    guys please tell me if i need to dose carbon in
    my tank and how

    and can i go to the baech and get fish
    :peroni:
     
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    Carbon clears up the water as it removes impureties. Also helps if there are chemical warfare between corals as they release toxins, etc. Buy decent carbon, eg Seachem, Brightwell, Maxizorb. Put in a reactor made for it or in a stocking in the sump. Remember that some manufacturers recommend to rinse the carbon with RO water first before putting in the sump/reactor.
     
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    Forum Help - Marine Aquariums of South Africa


    Yes, you can use natural sea water, just colletc away from any populated beaches and storm drains etc.
    Remember that you'll still need to top with RO water when there is evaporation, as only the water evaporates, not the salt.
    If you do regular water changes, I don't think you need to supplement anything. Depending on what you keeping, you might want to keep an eye on calcium and kH - mostly for LPS and SPS corals.
     
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    howsit guys jst added an anenemie yesterday
    after about 1 1/2hrs my clown took a liking to him
    how often do i need to feed him and what food?
    is there a right side or can he be any side

    thanks guys
     
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    firstly you need to tell us what anemone you have and maybe a picture will help
     
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    Normally, 5 months are too early to house anemones, recommended only after 9 months. First tank must be stable. And you must first learn how to keep it stable. Judging from other post about water changes with NSW, you still have a lot too learn. Nice to have somebody take care of your tank, but that prevents you from learning how to really care and maintain the tank.

    You also did not mentioned your lightning unit. Only Rose Bubble tips can be housed under low lightning units or inferior T5 (as in not enough tubes, old tubes, no reflectors, salt spray etc). Better T5 units or MH are the only options (currently) for almost all other hosting anemones.

    And please be sure that your power heads are anemone safe. Do not want anemone to end up in soup, killing everything else in the tank.
     
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    after adding the anenemie on wednesday
    my water is gone merky and has a slight
    smell but the clown is still there and the
    anenemie moved from the sand to a rock

    please advice on what to do

    thanks
     
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    Please take a Pic
    So we can ID the anemone correctly
    What is the size of the clown compared to the anemone?
     
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