My First Marine Tank! And so it begins!

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  1. Average Joe

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    Hi All

    So I'm pretty new to the marine world and I'm starting off pretty small. I've got a Magicwave102 from AquariaSA (appox 110litres).

    I've had my tank running for a month, then I introduced 2 molly's to mature the water and then snails. A month later I now put in some fish and a coral. This is what I've got:

    2x Ocellaris Clownfish (+/- 2cm)
    1x Black Clownfish (+/- 2.5cm)
    2x Blue-Green Chromis (+/- 3cm)
    4x Sea Snails
    2x Cleaner Shrimp
    1x hermit crab (blue legged)

    1x Goniopora coral (the golf ball looking one)

    1x Large Artificial Rock

    4x Small Live rock pieces

    The marine fish are still looking good. It's been over 2 weeks thus far. I guess I'm still learning from scratch so any advise would be awesome.

    I'd like suggestions as well on whether plants would grow on my artificial rock? And what's the best approach to take (buy frags perhaps?)? Also what coral frags should I go for?

    And also what do I do with the Molly's now? They still swimming around taking up space :m01:

    PS. I know I took a brave step by going for a Goniopora. Just gota ride the wave and see what happens

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  3. Bflynn

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    Welcome! Some pics of tank:)
     
  4. dallasg

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    Welcome!


    get your self a turkey baster and TLF Goniopower food for them
     
  5. sanjayMoti

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    Welcome to MASA. Average Joe.
     
  6. Average Joe

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    I've uploaded a pic. That's the best pic I had on me that shows everything
     
  7. BAD FISH

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    Welcome to MASA
    Tank is 100litres, take it slow with the stocking off fish. Is your skimmer still filling the display area with micro-bubbles?
    What are you running in the back chamers?
     
  8. Average Joe

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    I've got a syringe and some coral food. Will need to get the Goniopower. Thanks

    It's a Nano tank so isn't it pretty standard what runs behind? I'll have a look tonight for the micro-bubbles...was it supposed to have any? I can't recall seeing any recently
     
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    Nope you can change its as you like. Mine is 5 months old and still giving off micro bubbles into the display. Is your water level correct? Is the skimmer skimming?
     
  10. madmatt

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    Shouldn't be getting macro bubbles after 5months.
    I got a Nano 37 from Aquaria.
    Maybe @Aquaria-SA can give some input on this.
     
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  11. Bodega

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    Is the micro bubbles by the skimmer only or in dt. Mine is running for 4 1/2 weeks and hardly any bubbles. Chk with aquaria sa for a fix.
     
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    It is floating back into the display.
    Going to upgrade to a better skimmer soon, only have two fish in the tank but lots of coral.
     
  13. Average Joe

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    Is it good to have the micro bubbles or not? I'm a bit confused now.lol
     
  14. Average Joe

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    Hi Matt

    Thanks for the PM. I can't reply till I have 10 posts.lol will do so soon
     
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