juwel 400 - 450L - first first marine setup

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  1. dangerousd

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    hey all

    New to marine but have some experience with a 1400 l tropical...

    RO started today at about 2..... It's now 11 and my tank is half full - lol
    Tanks a while to do the ro thing....

    Anyway - pls pls some ideas on what fish to think about stocking?

    25kg rock getting added tomorrow
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    450 l juwel rio
    Juwel protein skimmer
    Using the filter thar came with tank - juwel
    Wave maker control thing
    2 blowers
    4 T 5 juwel 1.2 m
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    Firstly wow thanks for lots of links /info

    Ro water is coming from a thing with a yellow canister at the top then 2 white canisters at the bottom, white outlet red out let - Then adding aqua medic reef salt / dissolving it....

    I'm really not interested in jumping into buying loads of fish quickly. ... Done this before with tropical and over stock is never a good idea in any system


    Not sure if this is a good idea, but wanted to cycle the tank with current filter - then maybe add a canister filter at a later stage when i have more live stock

    Going in a bit to get the live rock and start the 4 - 6 week cycle process:)

    Lights are also marine t5....
     
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    my juwel marine tank

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    thank you thank you .... Live ROCK (LR) in my tank on Sunday (25kg) and rockscaped today... if you could call moving rocks from one side to the other ....
     
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    2 quick questions

    GOT a FREE CRAB with my rocks? - leave him? or take him down to the sea?
    and what cycle should your wave maker be on 2 min each way ok?
     
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    :thumbup: loving marine already and don't any fish ... just a crab and LR
     
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    Here is a quick pic of the tank - just water

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    WELCOME. I have a JUWEL 125, not bad looking tanks. Do you have any actinics or just the 'MARINE' globes?
     
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    This forum demands pictures esp since you mention a hitchhiker already

    My head is spinning jumping between the freshwater & marine forums.

    The tank weill be way more colourful compared to your original idea of freshwater

    Dont forget to take photos especially of all the critters & the stuff that grows on the live rock.

    Speak to the guys here & get some "sand" "rockdust" etc to give your tank a boost.
     
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    Had to order Globes - I think the LPS ordered 2 marine - 2 Actinics.... not 100% sure

    right now for cycling - just have 1 marine and 3 trpocial lights that came wit the setup... (T5 mix)
     
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    LOL hitch-hiker.... I think the main reason i changed is for MORE colour and I think marine is just a little more sophisticted :)

    But my TROIPCAL is looking ok


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    Anybody around here from Hout Bay - maybe give me a hand with some "rock dust" ???
    MAYBE check my setup
     
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    Welcome to the marine side of the hobby!

    If your marine tank will look anything like that stunning freshwater tank...its going to be awsome! Good luck and enjoy!
     
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    ok so here goes - 6 weeks into the first Marine Setup...

    2 little fishes
    2 Polyps

    MY NEXT question is getting the FLOW correct in a 1.5 meter tank

    I have 2 x sicce voyager 4
    and sicce wave surfer

    WHAT SETUP would you guys and gals recommend?

    time interval between 2 pumps etc + direction
    direct flow onto rocks ?
    Run 24/7 ?

    Some pics below


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    Tank looks good:thumbup:
     
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    nice rock, are you the guy we met at Sams on saturday afternoon? @MerlinT and myself.
     
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