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  1. Stevie

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    Hi guys

    for those of you who went army, I'm a roof with this in other words new and stupid and impatient:)
    I bought a Boyu tank about 3 months ago and I thought it was going good till I introduced a cow fish to it that only lasted two days, I wanted to cry and kill my local supplier, after cycling my tank for 8 weeks i introduced a clown and he seemed happy ever since, bought him a mate and a cow over the weekend together with a nenny for them to play.
    Again I only found out this morning the nenny needs to be fed, tell me everything I need to know please, exept that I need a bigger tank that I figured out the first week.
    Stefan
     
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  6. deepblue

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    Hey Stefan, welcome to MASA if it's help and advice you want you came to the right place! :thumbup:
    What Boyu do you have a TL-550? Just a warning don't mention a 3 month old tank and a nenny in the same sentence......

    Please give us more info on your tank in terms of filtration & flow etc etc
     
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    Welcome to Marine hobby:1:

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    Hi Steve and Welcome to MASA!!!!

    I don't think a cow fish should be in a new tank, and I don't believe it is safe to be in a reef tank, or around anemones. Somebody correct me if I'm wrong. Unfortunately, we don't see many cow fish here in the US.

    As for the anemone. Your tank is much too young to keep an anemone. Your tank needs to be a well established aquarium before purchasing an anemone. I recommend waiting about a year before placing an anemone in the tank. Unfortunately anemones are somewhat difficult to keep, and there is a lot to learn about them. Telling you everything you need to know in one post isn't possible. It does need to be fed raw meaty foods, small portions are better. However the size depends on the size of the anemone.

    What species is this?


    We have two anemone forums, the "Specialist Anemone Advice" forum in which I help out with, and the "Anemone's" Forum where there is a ton of information. I recommend that you start reading through some of the threads.

    Please get us a pic of the anemone, and tell us how many liters your tank hold, and what lighting you have and any other equipment that you are using.
     
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    hi stephan, great to have you join masa :)

    i'll start with the bad stuff..its always sad to hear of live stock that is in tanks that shouldnt have them and that cow fish really likes a large ish tank. Also cow fish can release a toxin when they stress (overcrowded conditions) and that can lead to a wiped out tank. Also if you had a cow fish already and it died the chance are they it released toxins into that water and I am not certain that 8 weeks is enough to have removed it all. Do you run carbon?

    the pet store that you are getting stuff from either isnt giving you good advice or else you arent asking questions of them. Just at the moment your tank sounds like its started off on the wrong foot, so ask here and read a few threads so that we can help you to make a success of the tank ok.

    ok now about that nennie. Anenome's are incredible creatchures, truley facinating to watch and keep but they are realy for more advanced systems, both in maturity of the tank itself (many say a nennie should not be in a tank under 8 months old) but also advanced in the reefers understanding on how to keep a marine tank. From your first post i dont feel thats really the case and that you and your tank really would be better off without that nennie in there. Simply put if i were you i would take it back to the shop and get some things that are easier. Cow fish and nennies certainly arent beginner live stock! Just for reference here is a page with some info on cow fish Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Longhorn Cowfish

    Keeping a reef is great fun and relativley easy once you undertsand the basics and take things slow without breaking too many of the convensions. Stick with masa we will do all we can to help you and the tank and give advice thats best for the tank (not always what you want to hear). Masa doesnt have any finacial reason to sell you stuff and thus the advice we give is often better than the LFS that wants your money.

    also if you are buying marines youd do well to visit some of the sponsors on masa as they specialise in marine equipment and LS and give decent advice:)

    welcome and happy postings
     
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    Welcome to MASA Stefan, glad you joined us. Seeing that you admit being new to the hobby, please read the link in my signature. This will give you a lot of info regarding keeping marines. Don't be shy to ask questions as we are a buch of great guys with a lot of experience between us all and are willing to help - for free :)
    Rather get the nennie a new home, as those lights on the Boyu tanks are not adequate and your tank is too young as well :(

    Keep us updated and please please be patient in this hobby - only bad things happen quickly ;)
     
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    Hi Stefan...see you got the "once over" already, bro I did the same when I started...except for the cow..

    We all make mistakes and learn from them, EVERY day...feel free to give me a shout if you need help or a chat
     
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    Hey and welcome to MASA!
     
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    A VERY WARM (and belated) WELCOME to MASA, Stefan! It seems that the okes/folks/ladies have already given you some fantastic advice! Great to have you on-board mate!
     
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    Hey Oom - you're giving away your age with this :whistling:

    but WELCOME in any case :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

    in other words new and stupid and impatient:)

    "New" and "stupid" we can fix - (as Brenda has already started with...) - the "impatient" part will be the most difficult to cure, and will lead to the most problems if you let it win... remember, ONLY BAD THINGS HAPPEN FAST in this hobby - all good things take time.

    LOL - you're learning fast :biggrin:

    Spend a good few hours reading the many threads here on MASA, and then come back and ask specific questions - we will gladly advise, if we can.

    Hennie
     
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