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  1. Charlotte

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    Hi, I'm completely new to the marine tank world, and what a process it has been till now, luckly the 8 weeks 'waiting' peroid is over now and I can start adding fish and live plants to my tank.

    The life rock addapted well, end we'll see what happens over the next couple of days after adding some "real" life.

    I'll keep you posted on my progress!;)
     
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  3. Keanan

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    Hi and welcome to MASA
     
  4. Charlotte

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    Hi,

    Thanks!
     
  5. Boegie

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    Welcome to MASA !!
    we need pictures:wave2:
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Welcome to MASA :)
     
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  9. Sentari

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    Welcome Charlotte!

    Give us some more info about your tank. Size, Filtration, livestock, problems and progress.

    Also dont forget the photos!
     
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  11. Charlotte

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    Thanks to all for the Welcome,

    Some more info on the tank ..... I'm the tipical blond that does what ever the shop says! HAHA,

    Its a Nono tank prox 80L, I know I should have started out biger, but I had the tank from my prev tropical fish.

    I have some life rock, and mushroom rock in the tank, aswell as hard coral. There are some plants forming on the life rock, so I'm sure its addapting well.

    I also have a skimmer, and the normal filtration system that comes with the tank in place.

    According to instructions from the petshop I started of with curing the salt water for 4 weeks, and then I added the life rock, and a fan worm, also in for 4 weeks now, and all seems fine. Will add some pictures in the morning, to get some of your inputs.
     
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    Nono tank aaahhh Nano tank - By the way welcome to MASA - enjoy your stay here.....
     
  13. Tobes

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    Welcome to MASA Charlotte, glad you joined. That shop is giving you wrong advice, no need to cure salt water for 4 weeks. Let me explain to you this way

    1. You fill your tank with reverse osmosis water (RO) - not tap water as it contains many nasties no matter what the petshop say you must add like anti chlorine, cycle, etc - you will have nuisance algae sooner than later.
    2. You get the water to the right temp of 24-26 deg while circulating.
    3. Add the salt and let the tank settle for 24hrs, adjust the salinity if needed and leave again for 24 hrs to circulate.
    4. Then you add your substrate and live rock. Some guys add live rock first, other sand first.
    5. Now you wait while the tank cycles.
    6. Measure the ammonia, nitrites and nitrates during the cycle - only when ammonia is 0, nitrites is 0 and nitrates is very low and easily controllable with a water change, only then you can start adding fish slowly, waiting 2 weeks inbetween additions to give the bacteria a chance to multiply ;)



    It would have been much more benificial if your tank ran 8 weeks WITH the live rock. Although I'm glad you still waited 4 weeks before deciding on adding anything.
    Please don't just take the word of any petshop as they mostly want your money. Ask us here first for advice, we have a lot of experience here on MASA and our advice is free :)
    Just to help you out as well, please read this link in my signature - "starting a marine tank" - it will definitely help you, especially in the beginning.

    What is this "normal fitration" that comes with the tank? Is it bio-balls and ceramic rings? Can you post pictures for us so that we can assist you?
     
  14. dallasg

    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    welcome to masa!
    nano tanks can be very enjoyable and often lead to bigger tanks :)
     
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    A VERY WARM WELCOME to MASA, Charlotte! Great to have you on-board!

    Please post some pictures of your tank for us, please? Also elaborate on the lighting, filtration system, in-tank water flow, etc....

    Also - please let us know what you would like to be keeping, lifestock wise?

    Enjoy the journey into keeping marines!

    Everything is about PATIENCE and KNOWLEDGE in this game, to ensure that you are successful!
     
  16. Riddi

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    Welcome , learn and enjoy the experience :)
     
  17. Jaak

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    Welcome to MASA!!
     
  18. Singularity

    Singularity Hmmm amper!

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  19. PeterL

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    Welcome to MASA - don't think that because you have smaller that it isn't as cool. I want to start up a Nano sometime because they really are awesome, I have seen some exquisite nano's and they can be as good and if not even better than some of teh bigger tanks - good luck and listen to the advice above, we have many well experience and educated people on MASA who will look after you in the develpoment of your tank.
     
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