My Boyu 125lt tank

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  1. Dillan

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    Hey all a month a go we caught a Lion fish and white spotted box fish on the east coast and decided to start a tank not knowing there was this forum i did not take pics from the onset, i have loads of things in my tank and no idea what they are so any help is good.
    Once i work out how to post a pic i will :thumbup:
     
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    Welcome Dillan

    You will learn many things here...pics help....alot!

    Good luck...
     
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    Dillan

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    These two above were the reason to start a marine, the Lion did well for a few days but just dissapeared mmmm box is still fine eats well and is happy with all the others in the tank
     
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    Welcome to MASA.:thumbup:
    Thats a stunning lionfish.
    Tell us a bit more about your tank.
     
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    Dillan

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    Thats a bady am i right?



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    Ok some tank pics from cel phone have to work out how to take a good one with the real camera lol:p

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    Tank from the front



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    Need help whats the green grass?




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    Its a kind of Caulerpa filiformis something I think.

    Yep its called aptasia.
     
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    [FONT=&quot]1xyellow tail damsel
    1xWhite Spot Box Fish
    1x Tomato Clown
    1x "Nemo" cloun
    2x Spoted Damsils (local)
    2x Domino Damsil
    1X cardinal
    1X green ...(flip cant remember)

    3x Hermits (extra small)
    1x Cleaner Shrimp
    1x Fire Cracker Shrimp
    5x Local Sand Shrimp

    3 soft corrals
    1 Polop rock
    1 small rock with mushrooms on (4)

    9kgs live rock bought
    3kgs local live rock

    live sand, sea water was 50% of the fill up

    water runs at 24.5 - 26.2

    PH- 7
    PO4- 0.25mg/l
    NO2- >0.1mg/l
    NO3- 50mg/l need help here
    Amonia- >0.1mg/l

    The tank is 4 weeks old, i know shoot me but i thought with the live sand and real sea water i could start fast, need help on the NO3 levels

    I tested with Interpet for all but PO4 that was a Sera test
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    Was stunning he just vanished @ MC (sorry lol)
     
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    NO3 is very high.
    How often do you do water changes?
    What filteration/skimmer do you have?
    PO4 is also a bit high.

    There are a lot of ways to control these things but it is best to find the problem first.
     
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    The water is a month old i have done one change in the 4 weeks where i added 15lt fresh sea water.
    Skimmer is the one it comes with lol i checked its a Boyu Skimmer :lol: made in Feb 2011 but nothing else on it.
    Yes PO4 was higher and the corrals wwere not opening as big as when i got them so i put in 30ml of OrganicAqua General Treatment and it dropped by half , every thing opened the following day and look so much more happy
     
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    Is it a TL550?

    You can try do more regular changes I do about 15% change on my boyu weekly.
    The problem is the tank is still cycling, one way to help this is to add some bacteria. There are a few brands that make bacteria cultures to boost the tanks cycle.
    Also try removing the bio balls and ceramic ring if they are still in the back as they can cause a nitrate problem, just don't remove them all at one time.
    There are a few nitrate removale media out there, I am currently using brightwells xport NO3 and it is working really well.
    Also a lot of phosphate removale media, maybe try something called phosgaurd.

    Are you rinsing the sponge/changing the filter floss regularly?
     
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    Wow totally different tank! The puffer is gorgeous. the lionfish probably said to the puffer." What does this button do?! " and pressed a spot on the puffers face. hence no lionfish. puffer probably enjoys food with a bit of bite!
     
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    Welcome to MASA - I suggest you read the link below on starting a marine tank - great info for beginners ;)
     
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    Urchin undercover?
     
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    Urchin undercover? :lol:
    Ill take a better pic tomorrow its like a sponge
     
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    Mandarinman that Lion was so friendly he just chilled and chased the sand shrimp around and "poof" he was gone???
     
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    Just tested the 2 i was worried about looks like they are falling

    PO4- 0.1mg/l
    NO3- 25mg/l
     
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    Thats good have you done anything different?
     

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