My 1000L tank & Algae

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  1. biovolt

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    Hallo Everyone

    Here is the details about my Tank

    Tank :
    Size 2000 x 600 x 820
    +-984L
    Sump : 120x39x39 water only 26C high (+-120L)

    • Pellet reactor : Reef Octopus MF-300B
    • Skimmer : Aquaria Skimmer model APS - 03 - S2900-CI 1200Lt (Not 100% sure, got it with the tank)
    • Ozone : HLO 800

    Lights :
    8 x 39w T5

    Wave maker : VorTech MP40

    Fish :
    2 Clown fish
    5 damsels
    1 Blue Eye Royal Dottyback
    2 Cleaner shrimp
    1 jumping bean
    1 blue surgeon fish
    1 Yellow Tang
    1 Magnificent Anemone (Not doing so good)

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  3. belindamotion

    belindamotion Google Master

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    Most likely the Lights....You'r T5 would never be enough for the Nennie...you will HAVE to upgrade the Lights....
    http://www.reeftime.com/reef-articles/anemone-articles/begginers-guide-keeping-anemones/11.htm

    ..what are you'r water parameters...? How long has the Tank been running...?
     
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  4. biovolt

    biovolt Thread Starter

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    The LR and fish came form my previous tank Hallo MASA - Marine Aquariums South Africa was running (guessing) +-14 Months

    But the current tank have been running for +-7 Weeks now.

    3 weeks ago I added fine aragonite to a small compartment int he sump for a small dsb
    2 weeks ago I added big clunks of "Crushed coral" in my sump for extra LR

    Will post pictures and details of the water and sump Tonight or tomorrow morning.
     
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    Hay bud, a lot of that LR looks like stones and sandstone. I will come out to your place and check out the LR you have. If it is sandstone and beach stones then it will be releasing silicate and that is your algae problem. But let me have a look first before any assumptions and actuations are made.
     
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    biovolt Thread Starter

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    Thank you: a very interesting and informative article, I wish I saw this earlier.

    Thank you: I will PM you my details and we can take it form there
     
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    Cool tank, hope the algae issues are sorted quick....best of luck...
     
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    biovolt Thread Starter

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    I know this Rock does not count as LR but the small anemome's prefer the smoother tock according to what I have seen

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  9. Lord_Blackadder

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    Those are coldwater anemones and urchins. They won't last long at tropical temperatures. When they die they'll fuel your algae problem even more.

    That yellow and black damsel is also a problem fish. They become VERY aggressive and turn solid brown as they grow. Neoglyphidodon nigroris, Black-and-gold chromis : aquarium
     
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    there are a couple of things that stand out with this tank at the momet Biovolt and hopefully if you can make changes things will go better.

    The depth of that tank plus t5 lights (especially just 8x 38W) will not be enough for most corals and def not enough for that nennie. Also the age of the system (just on 7 weeks) means that things havent stabilised and i think your nennie is reacting to adverse water quality more than anything else. It will take a while before things stabilise and untill then that nennie shouldnt realy be in that tank in my opinion. Its just going to give you hassels and heartbreak as it is at the moment.

    NJ mentioned your LR and the quality of LR is of prime importance, plus the amount of LR you add is important. a simple rule of thumb is to have 1kg of LR for every 10l of water vollume of the system. I think you will need a good deal more in order to create enough criticle mass of bacteria to cycle nutrients efficiently in that tank.

    also those 'small nennies' as you call them, normally prefer far cooler tanks than a tropical reef tank and thus cant realy be kepts with tropical nennies, corals or tropical fish which need a tank around 25 degrees.
     
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    any more details on these?
     
  12. biovolt

    biovolt Thread Starter

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    I have updated my first post to show the details.
     
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    biovolt Thread Starter

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    Thank you.

    Currently my yellow tang is a bigger problem, it is trying to eat my cleaner shrimp.
    Already killed 1 and my shrimp (one of my first 5 "inhabitants of the original tank is still there)
     
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    biovolt Thread Starter

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    Here is 2 pictures of my sump

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    And one of the Nennie
    The one in the first pictures was not how it normally looks. This one taken tonight is a better representation
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  15. Craps676

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    Is this tank still running? It has sooo much potential... I have a similar problem with the algae though, hope you got it sorted, and if you did what did you do?

    Good luck
     
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