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  1. raytone

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    hallo. i'm a newbee to marine fish and i need your help please. i want to rig up my tank and have no idea to do that.:(
     
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    Welcome! What hardware do you have? Specs and pics please :)
     
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    Hello And Welcome.

    Well, depends firstly on the size you have in mind. Without just a bit of info, its easier trying to understand why a baby cries. And I'm not the mother.
     
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    Hey and welcome to MASA!:thumbup:
     
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    Welcome to MASA, glad you joined us. There is a link in my signature on starting a marine tank, great info for beginners ;)
     
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    Hey, how is your tank? And welcome.
     
  11. raytone

    raytone Thread Starter Raytone

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    Hallo

    I have started small on my tank but i can give you all the goodies i got.
    Display tank -900x310x440
    Sump-450x310x300
    Reeftek TS1 skimmer
    Reef octopus BR70 bio pellet reactor
    Seio prop 1000 super flow pump
    Hailea HX6520 return pump
    Hailea HX6510 Reactor supply pump
    200w heater
    Odyssea T5 Quad 60cm light
    Arag alive indo pacific 9.072kg
    Arag alive Bahamas oolite 4.536kg
    and saltwater but can't remember the brand
    The tank is running for about a week now with 4kg of kenyan live rock.
    any suggestions on what i still need maybe test kits???:thumbup:
     
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    while you cycle the test kits thats important are your no2,no3 and ammonia. You can also buy a po4 test. You will definitely need more live rock. add a bit more live rock. You can add base rock as well which is a cheaper but not better alternative.
     
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    Its going to take a long time to cycle the tank. Get NO3 and PO4 kits, Then Ca, Alk and Mg. I didnt say get an ammonia test kit because once the tank is cycled then you rarely use it.. Sit back and relax. You can get some base rock also for your tank
     
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    Lol sorry Charl, posted at the same time :)
     
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    :lol: no worries. happens to me all the time.
     
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    Thanks for the advise. What is the function of all that kits and why is live rock so important in the tank?:thumbup:
     
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    Welcome, you will learn all you need to know here on MASA!

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  20. Charl_Stanhope

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    Here is a quote " live rock is highly valued not only for the diversity of life it can bring to the closed marine environment, but its function as a superior biological filter that hosts both aerobic and anaerobic nitrifying bacteria required for the nitrogen cycle that processes wast....marineaquariumsa.com/member.php?u=464"]Tobes signature. There is a heap of good info on there and will put you in the right direction. Also be patient and ask alot of questions. we are here to help you. Do alot of research before buying something. you gonna save a heap of money that way.

    You can add a bit of bacteria to your tank,like seachem stability which is very very good for your setup. But wait the cycle period even though they say you dont need to. I would. You give copepods,amphipods etc to multiply so when you do add a fish that eats those things they will be enough to survive it.

    good luck and do alot of research
     
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    raytone Thread Starter Raytone

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    My tank

    I bought another six killograms of kenyan live rock. So i have now 10kg live rock in my tank. I also bought a few test kits,pH,Alk,PO4,Ca,Mg,NO3,NO2 and NH4. I test the water and the readings is - amonia-0,nitrite-0,nitrate-0.05. what now?:)
    How do i upload pictures, it say the size of the pics are to big
     
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