My First Marine Tank 1.2m

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  1. rhox

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    Hi everyone. Im new to marine fishkeeping and this is my first marine tank. I bought her about 5 months ago from a guy in cpt who sold me the whole system.
    A 300l display tank with a 100l sump. A Reef Octopus HOB 2000 skimmer T5 lighting ect.
    It has been a long wait to where I feel comfortable enough to post pictures of the tank as I recently put two fish in.
    Please feel free to ask questions and give advice I am eager to learn.
     
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    masahello...pic's please..:biggrin:
     
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    These are the newest pictures of the tank.

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    What's you'r CUC like..? (clean up crew) looks like GHA(green hair algae)..? Easy to remove...so to speak...with more CUC...or upping parameters..increase flow..check light's...feed less...scrub rocks and/or all of the above..and then some..:p..nice "open feel" to the look of the Tank..:)
     
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    I got some corals with the tank but suffered a meltdown early on due to a sand sifting starfish :(
    I lost alot of life but some corals survived.

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    Could you do a close up of the green algae...it looks "lighter" and I think you could have BRYPOSIS..:(..that is a bit of a mission to remove...:(
     
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    Haha yeah I have some cusion stars and a algea blenny. Also Im not sure about the lights I dont know if they are maby a little old
     
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    If you have a Algae Blenny and you still have that green algae, then changes are that it's BRYPROSIS...they don't chow it...here is one of many Links on MASA regarding BRYPROSIS..in the end..scrubbing you'r rocks can go a long way to help combating that Algae..and upping you'r MAG...one of many options..;)
    http://www.marineaquariumsa.com/showthread.php?t=30684
    http://www.marineaquariumsa.com/showthread.php?t=32691
    http://www.marineaquariumsa.com/showthread.php?t=20581
     
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    this better?

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    Thank you very much I will go look. Im trying to add some phosphate absorber and im pulling out what I can.
     
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    Does the close up resemble this...?
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    http://www.3reef.com/forums/algae/ultimate-nuisance-algae-thread-58657.html
     
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    Tank looks good!

    Pull out all of the hair algae...

    @belindamotion is an expert in the algae department :thumbup:
     
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    This is some of the stock I bought from cpt end of last month.
    Sadly the Platty only made it a week.

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    You should really put that candy cane facing straight up.. like stick him on a rock higher up close to the light.
     
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    Um lol I have so much algea I think I may have some of that. I will go look more closely but the majority is not that. Thank you for showing me.
     
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    What is in the Bottom Right Corner..? Blue Macro Algae.. or just the light making it appear blue? I like if it's blue..:p
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    Thank you everyone for the possitive feedback :)
     
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    Then that's excellent...:thumbup:..they really are a mission to remove...:) ..have a look and see if "Maiden Hair Algae" resembles the algae that you have..
     
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    What petshop sold you a platy for your tank? im sure its a molly, and in all honesty, unless you REALLY like mollies, don't keep them in marine tank..they take up space that nicer propermarine fish can go in;)
     
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    Hi man are you using crushed coral?Also what are your PO4 readings?
     
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